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Jewelry Department

Nanz Aalund

Nanz Aalund

Nanz Aalund

Instructor: Nanz Aalund
July 9–13, 2018 (Monday–Friday, 9:30am–4:30 pm)
Intermediate level


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You may register online until two weeks prior to class start date. After that date, please call the registrar:
707 937-5818, ext. 10 or toll-free 800 653-3328, ext. 10


We will make square, round, and other shaped boxes or lockets using flat panel hinges. For closures, I will demonstrate and explore the design applications of friction, riveted spring panel, and hinge based clasps. Gain the tricks behind soldering and fabricating with printed metals. The use of a circle cutter, dapping block, silhouette dies and the hydraulic press will all be covered in this class.

NANZ AALUND has served as a fine jewelry designer and marketing consultant for Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Tiffany & Co. She taught jewelry and metals classes at the University of Washington and at the Art Institute in Seattle.

She authored the 40 biographies for the book, Masters Gold, published by Lark Books in 2009, and served as technical author and associate editor for Art Jewelry Magazine. Most recently, Nanz wrote "A Jeweler's Guide to Apprenticeships," published by MJSA in 2017.

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Current MAC Members: $517
Non-members: $575 plus a $45 non-member registration fee

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