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Building Boxes - Jewelry Form


9:00 - 4:30
Thursday Oct 10

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$ 170  

 Throughout history, Talismans and prayer boxes have been worn purposely and used to enhance and bring the qualities, prayers or specific intentions imbedded into these boxes into fruition. These boxes and containers are constructed into beautiful, purposeful and wearable adornment to be carried for protection, power and love. The repetition of wearing a prayer box embeds the intentions deeply and profoundly into the wearers life.

In this workshop learn the practical skills of of building a dimensional sterling silver box form by soldering and constructing a pendant or ring
, as time allows, as well as keeping intention and embedding your personal and powerful Talismans.
Also use symbolism throughout the medium of silver wire, thread, objects and shredded ribbon.
Techniques to be covered include soldering with hard, medium and EZ solder, sweat soldering, building a hollow form, piercing with jewelers saw, clean up and finish work. Intermediate students can bring and add a stone.

Prerequisite – general soldering skills

Kit fee 45.00 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
 sterling silver 24 gauge sheet, bezels wire, 16 gauge sterling silver wire, stone, threads, use of solder, flux, sandpaper, expendables.

Please bring to class
 chain and round nose pliers, wire snips, small flat file 01 or similar, jewelers saw, 03 blade (or close), bench pin, awl,
Extra tools- optional-magnifiers, small non asbestos soldering pad, tweezers, torch head, bring a stone
I will provide butane gas, MAPP, torch heads, flux, solder, annealing pan, paint brush, soldering pick, soldering brick,


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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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