Virginia Beach 2018 Art and Soul Workshops

Workshop Details

Cat Kerr
9:00 - 4:30
Monday October 1

VA256 - I am, I am, I am 3 Panel Metal and Fiber Pendant

$ 155  


Inspired by the Sylvia Plath Quote "I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart. I am, I am, I am."
Constantly struggling to find my voice in this creative world, this quote is a gentle reminder, that even though there are many voices telling me to do this or to do that, I have to stay true to the one voice that calls the loudest, mine. My heart knows the way.

This is a 3 panel metal and fiber pendant. The first panel is Faux Etched Brass with handwritten text and then covered in a layer of resin. I call it "Faux" Etched because it's not the traditional way of etching. This technique involves Ink, Patina and Acetone. The second layer is a faux etched brass heart mounted on to felt. The third layer is a a faux etched eye mounted on to an assortment of fabric scraps. There are also three tiny bezels on the chain with text and resin. Once all the components are finished, they are assembled to create a book like pendant and the chain is attached.

In this class you will learn:
Learn how to Faux Patina on Brass.
Work with metal. Cutting, filing and preparing it for etching.
Create a fabric bed which includes assorted fibers, felt and handmade stitch work.
Optional: Add Amazing Clear Cast Resin to the cover panel.

$25 Kit paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
metal, fiber scraps, felt, Sari ribbon, 6 crimp beads, 2 large jump rings,small jump rings, chain, three small bezels)
Rubber Stamps

Materials to bring to class:
Small personal items you want to incorporate like buttons, seed beads, small charms.
Metal hole punch
Assorted pliers (flat, round)
Metal snips to cut brass metal
Files/ Emery Boards
Ultra fine steel wool
Needle and thread
Optional: Beads for your chain, eye hooks, jump rings