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VA262 - Branching Out

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

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$ 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:


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:

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