It's all about the varied textures and mixed metals in this fun, industrial themed new jewelry style! Combine Sterling silver, brass and copper to create your own unique cuff bracelet! Sort of steampunk, but not quite...no robot guts! :) More, well...industrial, I think. But feel free to bring your own watch parts or whatever suits your style.
You'll learn to texture metal with hammer impressions and milling, and by using some unusual tools such as tube ringers and hair-dye turn keys. Layers of textured metal are then punched and riveted together to create a unique look. You'll then "age" your pieces to enhance all the cool textures. Torches will be used to anneal the metal. After creating your own unique cuff, if time allows, you'll create a matching pair of earrings!
Experience with jewelry hand tools is helpful. However, all skill levels are welcome.
Important: There is no need for you to go out and purchase any tools. All tools necessary for completing the project will be available at the workshop. However, some training venues have a smaller tool inventory than others, which may mean sharing.
For that reason, I recommend you bring your own small hand tools (i.e. pliers, cutters, favorite hammer, metal shears, etc.) if you have them. (Note: I usually have quality tools available for purchase at the workshop.) Contact me if you have any questions.
The following is a list of tools that we'll be using during the workshop.
Each training venue sets its own workshop fees. You'll find contact information for each venue on my Class Schedule page.
In addition to the workshop fee, a separate materials fee will be paid at the workshop to cover all materials needed to complete the project. The materials fee includes a full-color step-by-step written tutorial.
"It's amazing what I was able to create in such a short period of time!"