Wire and fiber has been a prominent medium in ethnographic jewelry and adornment for centuries and used for binding, connecting, decorating and building of components.. Through many years of my own research and ethnographic repair, I have employed these same ideas to build my own unique body of work, influenced by my fashion experience, in forged wire.
In this workshop, learn to make your jewelry stronger, more interesting, unique, and personal by exploring new ideas for soldering, shaping, finishing and building of multiple components.
Students in this 6 hour workshop will be challenged to think beyond traditional jewelry design to create jewelry that is both sculptural and wearable while attaining techniques for hand hammering, flattening and forging of round wire.
Learn control with appropriate tools, safety and shaping techniques with correct stance and posture when hammering. Sheet metal and wire used.
Kit fee-$25.00 Includes-wire -10, 16, 18 and 20 gauge wire and 24 gauge sheet metal in bronze or copper, (please bring your own silver if you would prefer it) expendables. Kit Fee is payable to instructor at time of class.
Please Bring- jewelers saw and size 3 blade (or what you are comfortable with) bench pin, (or tin snips) anvil, vice, hammer with a flat side, pliers-round needle nose, chain nose, wire snips. Sandpaper, flexible shaft + small wood block to drill onto(optional) , metal files,
I will supply fire bricks, torches, soldering material, 2 flexible shaft, and drill bits.
Tuesday, February 3, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at To Bead True Blue