Learn how to add a surprisingly durable burst of color to metal sheet with colored pencil! Create a pair of long, teardrop-shaped earrings that combine metal sheet, and wire forming and forging with the simple technique of applying colored pencil to metal. The techniques learned can easily be applied to your own designs.
Students will Learn:
How to add colored pencil to metal sheet and seal it to create a stable, durable surface. In addition, they will learn how to form and forge thick-gauge silver wire into simple shapes, add texture to wire and sheet, drill holes through metal, make earring wires, and apply and selectively remove a patina to highlight the details of the metal.
Project will be completed in class
Minimum Age Requirement:
At least 16 years old.
Supplies to Bring:
6-in. ruler, bench block, fine-tip marker, flush-cut wire cutters, metal files, safety glasses, 180-grit (or coarser) and 400-grit sandpaper for metal, center punch, planishing and narrow cross-peen hammers (instructor will have a couple to share), Prismacolor colored pencils (instructor will have a set to share). Optional: Ear protection, task lamp.
chainnose without grooves, flatnose without grooves, roundnose, stepped roundnose
Materials in Kit:
Copper teardrops, multiple sizes of sterling silver wire, jump rings, full-color instructions, additional supplies and tools for use in class.
One seat per person per class.