Portland, OR 2020 Art and Soul Workshops

Workshop Details

Susan Lenart-Kazmer
9:00 - 4:30
Monday Aug 17

Earrings Format - Building Small Boxes + Fringe           

$ 170  


Throughout history, Talismans and prayer boxes have been worn purposely and used to enhance and bring the qualities, prayers or specific intentions imbedded into these boxes into fruition. These boxes and containers are constructed into beautiful, purposeful and wearable adornment to be carried for protection, power and love. The repetition of wearing a prayer box embeds the intentions deeply and profoundly into the wearers life. 

Learn techniques of my most recent personal signature work in earring form. Learn the very practical skills of of building 3 dimensional unique sterling silver small box forms in multiple. Soldering and constructing as well as keeping intention and embedding your personal and powerful Talismans. Be prepared to open up creatively and allow yourself to create the extraordinary. 

echniques to be covered include soldering with hard, medium and EZ solder, sweat soldering, building a hollow form, piercing with jewelers saw, clean up and finish work. Explore the use symbolism using wire, thread,objects and shredded ribbon and formula for industrial patina.

Materials fee $45 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:

sterling silver 24 gauge sheet, bezel wire, 16 gauge sterling silver wire, threads. All solder and expendables.

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class:

chain and round nose pliers, wire snips, small flat file 01 or similar, jewelers saw, 03 blade (or close), bench pin, awl,

magnifiers, small non asbestos soldering pad, locking pliers