Portland, OR 2022 FALL Art and Soul Workshops

Workshop Details

Ruth Greening
9:00 - 4:30
Sat Oct 22

Making a Brooch

$ 180  


To get to the ‘point’ of this class, let’s make pins! As a fashion accessory pins or brooches are making a comeback. They are beautiful on jackets, scarves, sweaters and dresses. They offer a great alternative to having a necklace that may swing and get caught on things.
In this class we will explore different ways to make brooches, small and delicate to statement pieces for sweaters and jackets. We will first make the piece with interesting surface treatments then make the appropriate pin attachment for that piece.
Skill level: advanced beginner familiar with soldering, forming and basic metal working.

Materials Fee $65 paid at beginning of class includes:

Sterling silver sheet, copper sheet, tubing, appropriate wires for pins. I will provide for use in class; torch and fuel, solder, pickle and all equipment necessary for cleaning and polishing finished rings. Written instructions

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

 bench pin with v slot and clamp (Otto Frei 113.361) Steel Bench block, (towel or rubber mat to soften sound), jewelers saw with 2/0 blades, flat file with medium cut (#2). Basic jeweler’s tools, flat nose, chain nose and round pliers, chasing hammer, fine tweezers, soft brass brush (Otto Frei 116.310), flush cut wire cutters.
Also helpful; Value Line jig vise (Otto Frei 126.485 or 126.487), Optivisor or other vision help. Texture hammer or steel stamps.