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P401 - Enamel Leaf

Jean VanBrederode
9:00 - 4:30
Friday - March 15

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$ 150  

Let Jean show you the ease and beauty of enameling as you create a stunning one-of-a-kind pendant necklace out of copper and colored with glass enamel. The shape will be oval to accommodate the leaf shape. You will learn design techniques, tab setting, copper patina, metal embellishing, torch enameling, tab making, riveting, simple chain-making and gain experience in using a jeweler’s saw. Some experience using a jeweler’s saw would be helpful, but not required. Each student will leave with a finished necklace. Beginners are welcome! 

What you will learn/make:
Tab setting
Metal embellishing
Doming metal
Copper patina
Torch enameling regular and liquid white enamel
Bail making
Using a jeweler’s saw
Simple chain making

Materials fee $25 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:
copper shapes (one triangular bail shape, two small identical ovals or rectangles and one larger oval or rectangle), 18 gauge or 16 gauge copper wire for chain, sanding sponge. Also includes use of thin Sharpie marker, saw, 2/0 saw blades, round-nose pliers, chain-nose pliers, bailing pliers, dimple pliers, metal shears, flush cutters, One-Strike Rivet tools (nail set, concave nail set, flush cutters, drill, #55 drill bits, Twist drills, #57 drill bits, 16 gauge wire for rivets, playing card rivet guides, wood block), regular hammer, flat-edged hammer, bench block, doming hammer, doming block, file set, bench pin, 80 mesh enamels, 533 liquid enamel, enameling equipment, leaf shape, glue sticks, torch, gas, several sizes of hole punches, metal stamps, patina, Opti-visors, goggles. 
all tools, enamels, and materials provided.

Students should wear natural fiber clothing, closed-toe shoes, and have long hair tied back. You may wish to bring your own jeweler’s saw if you own one, an apron, and magnifying glasses or an opti-visor for close-up sawing work.

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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