▪ Sunflower Repoussé Workshop ▪

Have fun transforming ordinary disks into contemporary, stunning jewelry. In this 6 hour workshop you'll saw, texture and learn very basic repoussé techniques to create concentric circle "sunflowers" out of copper discs. Learn how a tube rivet adds pizzazz to a clasp while adding strength to it.

This is a cold metal techniques class, but torching is used to anneal the metal.

Skill Level

Experience with jewelry hand tools is helpful. However, all skill levels are welcome.

Tools

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.

  • Round nose pliers
  • Wide nose pliers
  • Chain nose pliers
  • Flush or semi-flush cutters
  • Ball pein hammer
  • Plastic mallet or rawhide hammer
  • Assorted files, especially a 1/2 round fine cut
  • Sharpie® marker or other indelible pen
  • 1.5mm or 1.8mm metal hole punch (some will be provided, but bring your own if you have them)
  • Wooden dapping cube
  • Steel dapping cube and daps
  • Jeweler's hand saw (proper blades will be provided for you)
  • Small bench vise
  • Shelf/drawer liner foamy stuff for sawing jump rings
  • Annealing set-up including a powerful torch such as a Mapp Gas or acetylene torch, annealing pan w/pumice, water for quenching and a pickle pot and copper tongs for removing firescale.
  • Multi-hole or Power Punch
  • Beading awl for stretching smaller holes if necessary.
  • 12 inch ruler
  • Steel bench block
  • Hand towel

    Fees

    Each training venue sets its own workshop fees. You'll find contact information for each venue on my Class Shedule 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.




"Wow! What a fun time...I can't believe I made this myself."