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Silverwing Pierced Pendant

  • B180895
  • Instructors: Michael Thee & Mary Wohlgemuth
  • Class Type: Metal
  • Date: Wed. & Thu. June 6 & 7
  • Time: 9:00am-4:00pm; 8:30am-3:30pm (12 hours)
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Maximum Class Size: 4
  • Class Fee : $427.00
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This is an excellent project for developing confidence and finesse with the jeweler’s saw as you pierce and saw an intricate design in a backplate using a very fine saw blade. You’ll learn how to fabricate a tube setting from scratch, using thick-walled tubing and cutting a seat for a large gemstone using a setting bur. The unusual bail is made from a large jump ring and tubing pulls it all together.
Students will Learn:
Learn sawing and piercing techniques; how to fabricate a tube setting; develop confidence and skill in forming thick wire to frame the pendant as you will be soldering the frame pieces into place.
Basic jewelry fabrication experience, including some soldering, sawing, and filing.
Project completion:
Project will be completed in class
Minimum Age Requirement:
At least 16 years old.
Supplies to Bring:
Bench block; bench pin; flush-cut wire cutters; jeweler's saw; metal files; metal ruler; pointed permanent marker; plastic hammer; scissors; jeweler’s loupe; 320 and 400 grit sandpaper or sanding sticks; flat jewelry file set (Swiss 3 and 5 cut); half-round jewelry file (4 cut); diamond-coated mini file set; 4/0. 6/0 saw blades; Optivisor or other magnification, if needed; steel ring mandrel or other shaping and forming tools; task light. Instructors will have extras of all required tools to share, if needed.
Chainnose, flatnose standard.
Materials in Kit:
4 x 1.5 mm rectangular sterling silver wire, 20-gauge sterling silver sheet, 6.5 mm extra heavy wall sterling silver tubing, 7.25 mm sterling silver tubing, 9 mm sterling silver jump ring, 6.3 mm cylinder bur, 6 mm stone setting bur, 6 mm Paraiba blue topaz.
One seat per person per class.
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