Challenge what is commonly held notions of what is considered jewelry. Gain knowledge of my studio style, tools and techniques for altering sheet metal and incorporating personal mementos and found objects to create wearable works of art. Learn personal methods, formulas, and techniques for altering, patterning and coloring the surface of sheet metal. Work with handmade traditional and nontraditional formulas to create colorful patinas and emulate artifacts from a lost civilization. Build dimensional pieces by dapping, folding, forming and cold join manipulation. Use these altered metal pieces to build a unique charm bracelet.
Students will Learn:
Hand hammering, shaping, and stamping techniques; build dimensional pieces by dapping, folding, forming and cold join manipulation; finishing and a variety of oxidizing methods. Jewelry techniques include clean up, polishing, design, color and layout of ideas.
Project will be completed in class
Minimum Age Requirement:
At least 18 years old.
Supplies to Bring:
Anvil, anvil pillow, bench pin, jeweler's saw, metal files, permanent marker (pointed), safety glasses, small hammer, tin snips, wire snips. Optional: Beads, tin scraps, found or small precious objects.
Chainnose without grooves, standard roundnose.
Materials in Kit:
20-gauge bronze sheet metal, 16-gauge bronze wire, patinas, jump rings, small link chain, sandpaper.
One seat per person per class.