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Alternative Surfaces

Mary Hettmansperger
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday May 26

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$ 170  

Students will learn a variety of unique surfaces using patinas, embossing, and colored pencils. Students will also incorporate found items into the jewelry, allowing the pieces to become narrative and personal. A variety of cold connections and weaving techniques will be used instead of soldering to connect and create the pieces. Students will use copper and brass sheet metal for accent and a variety of found objects to construct their pieces. Students are encouraged to bring their budding ideas, and small personal found objects to discover the endless options for assembling and connecting. The goal is to find unique designs and approaches and use personal expression to create the jewelry during the week. Students will have a vast number of new and alternative approaches to surface and construction.   

Materials Fee $50 paid at beginning of class includes:

All materials for class will be supplied – sharing tools will also be available during the class to help students from having to bring tooooo much ?

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Bench block or small anvil
Metal scissors
Needlenose pliers
Bent nose pliers
Wire cutters

Many of the required supplies may be pre-ordered from Meininger. They will be ready and waiting for you to pick up when you arrive at the retreat. To order supplies, contact Meininger.

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For your convenience, you may pre-order your materials for classes! Your materials will be waiting for you at the retreat. And you can always purchase additional materials at the retreat.

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