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You Melt My Heart

Ruth Greening
9:00 - 4:30
Sun April 21

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$ 185  

Fun of fusing and no soldering (well maybe a little)
Students will learn how to fuse copper to silver to make interesting pieces that make great linked bracelets, rings and pendants. Choose already made pieces or make your own designs to fuse. It is fun to see what different looks you can take the silver to in the fusing process
Students will learn how to control the fusing process, we will also cover sawing drilling and what ever process needed to complete the ring, bracelet or pendant design. It’s fun to melt silver on purpose!

Materials Fee $50 paid at beginning of class includes:

limited scrap silver, silver sheet for final project, copper forms and sheet, wire for jump rings and ring shank. Solder, sanding papers and use of tools and equipment to complete project

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

saw frame and 2/0 blades. Butane torch (fuel will be provided if you can’t bring it). Basic jewelry pliers, flat nose, chain nose, parallel round forming. Jewelry files #2 cut. Bench pin. Flush cut cutters. Solder pick. Steel bench block, chasing hammer and rawhide hammer. Scrap silver sheet to practice on if they have it.

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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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