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Now That’s a Jig! Presents: Sterling Cage Link Bracelet

  • B191397
  • Instructor: Julie Sanford
  • Class Type: Metal
  • Date: Mon. June 3
  • Time: 9:00am-noon (3 hours)
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Maximum Class Size: 12
  • Class Fee : $149.00
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Additional Information
Description:
Create a dimensional sterling silver bracelet, adapted from instructor Julie Sanford’s award-winning chain design in the 2018 Bead&Button Show Project Embellish Challenge. With great tools and innovative techniques, you can transform a simple material like basic sterling silver wire into contemporary, multi-dimensional forms that become the basis for intricate designs. This fun and fashionable twisted cage link bracelet incorporates scaled down versions of the hammered elements used in the original necklace design, making it easy to complete in this class.
Students will Learn:
Techniques include using a jig to create multiple forms, soldering multi-dimensional elements, creating clasps, and chain assembly. Additional tips, lessons in metal finishing, and versatile adaptations of cage chain design will be covered as time allows.
Prerequisites:
Soldering experience.
Project completion:
Project will be completed in class
Minimum Age Requirement:
At least 18 years old.
Supplies to Bring:
Bench block, flush-cut wire cutters, hammer, metal files, terry-cloth towel. Optional: If you have a jig, please bring it to class.
Pliers:
Roundnose, standard flatnose, standard needlenose.
Materials in Kit:
Sterling wire, jump rings; shared consumables (butane, solder, flux and patina); polishing papers and polishing cloth; instructions.
Limit:
One seat per person per class.
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