Virginia Beach 2018 Art and Soul Workshops

Workshop Details

Jean VanBrederode
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday October 6

VA262 - Branching Out

$ 150  


Some things are just better in Black & White! BRANCHING OUT enameled pendant combines metalworking techniques along with enameling and jewelry design to create a stunning black and white tree pendant. In BRANCHING OUT Enamel and Copper Pendant Workshop, you will learn how to create an enameled copper design using a torch, vitreous enamels, and liquid enamels and how to master the ancient art of Sgraffito (scratching). In my BRANCHING OUT workshop, you will learn how to create a one-of-a-kind enameled pendant necklace that will have people asking, “Where did you get that?” You will be able to proudly say, “I made it myself!” You will leave with a finished necklace. Beginners are my specialty!

$25 Materials fee payable to the instructor includes
 a selection of enameling colors, and use of equipment.

 Pre-cut copper shapes in various sizes
~ dapping block
~ Instruction sheet with photos, design ideas, and supply resources
~ Sanding block
~ Disposable dust mask

Use of the following:
~ Dimpling pliers
~ Texture tools/hammers
~ Copper wire
~ a variety of chokers for student use

Additional materials provided by instructor:

~ Drill press or hand punch
~ Map gas torches
~ Tripods, firing baskets, racks, tweezers, etc.
~ Clear, black, and white enamels
~ Water pan
~ Liver of sulfur or other patina
~ Various tools – hammers, files, bench blocks, pliers, chisels, wire cutters, brushes, etc. to share
~ Work station tiles
~ Extra kits and supplies
~ Large doming tool
~ enamels – liquid and 80 mesh standard enamel
~ Scratching tools

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class (instructor will have a limited number of tools to share, but I recommend that you bring your own):
~ Metal shears
~ Needle & chain nosed pliers
~ Small hole punch (1.8 mm or 1.5 mm)
~ Chasing or ball peen hammer
~ Texturing hammer (s) – optional
~ Scratching tools
~ Eye protection 
~ Jeweler’s saw, bench pin, and # 2/0 or #4/0 blades
~ Metal files – small set is fine
~ Notebook; pencil
~ Bench block and pad for hammering
~ Several small, soft, pointed paint brushes
~ Bead(s) or charm(s) to hang at bottom if desired; instructor may have a few to choose from
Optional items – Magnifying visors or glasses for close-up work. Here is one source: