Mixed metal is all the fashion rage and this modern version of an ancient bracelet design is as wearable today as it was thousands of years ago. Hone those sawing and cutting skills! Combine texture copper, brass and Sterling silver you cut from sheet stock to create a very comfortable and chic bracelet you'll want to wear every day!
Basic metalsmithing techniques of texturing, sawing, cutting and annealing will be used to create your bracelet. The art of silver reticulation to create wonderfu textures in silver sheet will also be demonstrated.
Students should be comfortable with and proficient in the use of the jewelers saw. Experience with other jewelry hand tools is helpful.
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.
"This is so cool...the bracelet is worth more than the class fee!"