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Torch Fired and Embedded Surfaces

Mary Hettmansperger
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday May 27

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$ 170  

Using torch firing in a variety of ways, students will make colorful and unique pieces of jewelry. Copper foil sheeting, wire, enamels, cold connections and embellishments will all be used to create layering and unusual effects in enameling. Patinas, texturing, and basic wire and metal applications will also be covered. Many torching techniques will be covered, such as adding Glass beads, silver foil, resist, sifting, embedding items, stencils, patinas and more. The focus will be the endless possibilities of torch fire enameling and the benefits of using tab bezels and boxes to connect when using enamels. Weaving techniques will also be covered to allow students to connect and embellish in unique and creative ways. 

Materials Fee $50 paid at beginning of class includes:

Includes all materials needed for the class

Tools Needed  to bring for Class:

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

NOTE: I do bring “sharing” tools to share in the class – but do not have tools for individual use.


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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