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Virginia Beach 2017 - October 2- 8, 2017

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Virginia Beach 2017 Registration is NOW OPEN

VA162 - Celestial Fusion

Jean VanBrederode
9:00 - 4:30
Monday October 2

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$ 150  

Create a magical domed pendant using a fascinating enameling process. No two are ever alike and the results are always incredible! Each student will learn basic torch enameling, metal-working skills, cold-connecting and soldering techniques and leave with a beautiful complete necklace in his/her choice of color, shape, and size. Students should wear closed-toe shoes, natural fiber clothing, and have their hair tied back. Experience using a torch is helpful, but not required.
Students may wish to bring their own apron, dust mask, goggles, wire flush cutters, metal shears, chasing hammer, narrow flat-nosed pliers, small steel bench block, pounding pad. Instructor will have extras to share.

Kit fee - $30 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:

 complete instructions, resources & design sheet, copper domed disks (choice of sizes, shapes), copper sheet, 16 gauge (12”), 20 gauge (for wire wrapping) copper wire, leather or rubber cord and closure, sanding block, steel wool. Use of Map gas torches and supplies, tripods, torching screens, torching baskets, solder, magnesia soldering blocks, water containers, tweezers, tumbler, pickle solution, polisher, files, wire flush cutters, metal shears, chasing hammers, bench blocks, medium bailing pliers, small flat-nosed pliers, small rulers, many enamel colors, kiln or torches, all enameling supplies, Rhino Glue, pencils, paper towels, dust masks, goggles, etc.


Many of the required supplies may be pre-ordered from Artistic Artifacts.  They will be ready and waiting for you to pick up when you arrive at the retreat.  For further info and to place your order,  please visit: http://www.artisticartifacts.com.

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