Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Jewelry Basics and Felting

Jewelry making 101 Sat. January 28th 10-3pm $45 plus materials

Do you have jewelry projects that need to be finished, but you are unsure of how to proceed? This class focuses on finishing_ what findings to use, how to wire wrap beads, how to make a clasp. I will even teach you how to use a micro torch so can finish wire off with a nice round silver bead.

Other areas covered will be riveting and Keum boo for those interested.

Kuem Boo is an ancient Korean technique for bonding metals, in this case, 24k gold to Fine Silver. If you have taken Metal clay classes with me and have a fine silver piece you can add gold accents to it with this process. I have had requests to teach.

Riveting is a way of making a cold connection (without solder) between two metals.

Supply list:

Jewelry pliers, round nose, chain nose, cutters

For riveting, a riviting hammer

A chasing hammer is good too-

For torch work- Micro torches are great.

Fine silver for fusing, 24k gold foil for kuem boo- let me know if you are interested in this as we can order together to get the best price.

Wire for wirewrapping - let me know if you want sterling silver wire and we can order as a group to get the best price.

Barbara Carr is offering a Felting class on Saturday, Feb 18. 10 am- 4 pm. $65. Includes supplies and materials needed.

We will be felting with roving as well as commercial pre-felt making flat felt for a scarf or ...

Soon Carol will be posting about a new journaling class I am putting together- Heart Journals- tools for creating your very best self.

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