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P379 - Wire Links – Forging + Brazing

Susan Lenart-Kazmer
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday - March 14

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$ 90  

Wire and fiber has been a prominent medium in ethnographic jewelry and adornment for centuries and used for binding, connecting, decorating and building of components.. Through many years of my own research and ethnographic repair, I have employed these same ideas to build my own unique body of work, influenced by my fashion experience, in forged wire. Wire is a staple and at the core of my own work.
 In this workshop, learn to make your jewelry stronger, more interesting, unique, and personal by exploring new ideas for soldering, shaping, finishing and building of multiple components.
    Students will be challenged to think beyond traditional jewelry design to create jewelry that is both sculptural and wearable while attaining techniques for hand hammering, flattening and forging of round wire.
Learn control with appropriate tools, safety and shaping techniques with correct stance and posture when hammering. Sheet metal and wire used.

kit fee- $24.00 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
wire -12, 16, 18 and 20 gauge wire, expendables

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:
pliers-round needle nose, chain nose, wire snips. Small hammer, and anvil, metal files

I will supply fire bricks, torches, soldering material, 2 flexible shaft, drill bits, anvil,

3 Spaces Remaining

Most of the required supplies for your classes can be pre-ordered from Collage. 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, contact:

Maria Raleigh



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