Portland, OR 2018 Art and Soul Workshops

Workshop Details

Susan Lenart-Kazmer
1:30 - 4:30
Wedneday AFT

P275b - Brazing Bold - Resin +Silver Talismans Jewelry

$ 90  


In this workshop, start by focusing on hand-making a sterling silver bezel by braising a simple open back bezel form using gallery wire. Learn practical metalworking skills in brazing, filing, sanding and finishing to create a small open form bezel of traditional bezel wire.
Later, focus and build with resin using multiple thin layers while learning new techniques and application for scratching, crackling, engraving, transferring of imagery, making marks and coloring surface. Add resin, foil, tints and learn scraffito techniques.
Learn proper mixing, application, combining and pouring layers and safety tips. This hands on workshop offers many foundational techniques from filling hollow bezel forms with photo text, foil and layering of materials. Finish an extraordinary pendant.

Kit fee-$34.00 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
sterling silver gallery wire, silver wire to create a shank, ice resin, foils, tints, All soldering materials and expendables. 

Please bring to class -
 pliers-round needle nose, chain nose, wire snips. Burnishing tool, Sandpaper, metal file. Photos, pictures images dried flowers.

I will supply tools such as fire bricks, torches, soldering material, flexible shaft, drill bits, torches, gas, sandpaper, instructions. I will have extra tools in the classroom.