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Joy Seeker Soldered Spools

Cat Kerr
9:00 - 4:30
Friday March 20

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$ 170  

My most sacred time of the day,...dawn. These pieces were inspired by that morning goodness and by the wonderful poem "Why I wake Early" by Mary Oliver. I hope you'll join me as we create easy, rustic, soldered spools using brass metal and a soldering iron. Then we'll create a lovely mini journal page using paints, stencils, stamps and we'll incorporate a gentle reminder to cherish the start of a new day.

"Good morning Good Morning Good Morning. Watch now how I start the day in happiness, in kindness" Mary Oliver

Kit fee $20 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
2 pieces of already cut pipe, 4 brass circles, 4 jump rings, and 1 pc. of 24” 2mm leather cord. If you do not get the kit just be sure to get everything on the material list.

Supplies needed to bring to class:
1/2” Brass Pipe available
5/8” Brass circles available
Copper Tinned Wire available
Ultra Fine Steel Wool #0000
Pipe cutter
Dowel or Round metal mandrel 1/4”
Wire Cutter
Wood handle Tweezers/clamps available
Emery board
Gel Flux available
Brush for Patina

Renaissance Wax
Soft Cloth
Old Cookie Sheet
100 watt soldering iron available here
Heavy duty stand with moist sponge available here
Small Heat board or Solderite Board
Wood handle Tweezers
Gel Flux
Flux Brush
Sal Ammoniac Block available here
Goggles available here
Amerway Lead Free Solder (this is my solder of choice but any lead free solder will work)
Card Stock
3-4 favorite paint colors(I will have some but if you dont want to use my colors bring your own)
Paint Sponges
White Waterbased Sharpie available
Glue Stick
Leather Cord/Chain

Teacher to provide:
pipe cutters, gel press stations, stencils, texture plates, stamps,rotary tool for faux stitches,printed quotes patina station,paper plates, gloves, baking soda, fire extinguisher, Assorted items to make texture







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. To order supplies, contact Maria Ralaigh


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