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Rings- Caging Objects Industrial Jewelry                         

Susan Lenart-Kazmer
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday, March 18

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$ 160  

In this workshop focus on building an uncommon and unexpected ring band in a cage-like personal style of mine allowing use of negative and positive space to match the overall build of the piece. 

Start by building a unique cage bezel form. The cage form is a strong element in my finished work to produce a strong industrial vibe to showcase a dimensional object with forged and soldered wire to show all sides. Use a stone provided in the kit, an object or enamel piece built in the previous class as a container and hollow form Talisman. The construction is perfect to add in multiples because of its use of positive and negative space.

Learn to forge 16 gauge sterling silver and create a nail head. Twist and solder wire to create a bezel form. Learn techniques to Solder using hard, medium and EZ to complete your piece.

Materials fee $40 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:

16 gauge sterling wire, all soldering material. expendables such as solder ,pickle, flux, sandpaper, paintbrush, liver of sulfur and other soldering supplies. Stick or stone

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class:

round and chain nose, Wire snips, tin snips. File 01
(or similar) I will have one provided but if you have an object or stone that you love then bring it in.
extended supply- Optional tools-annealing pan, locking tweezers,
Magnifiers, small non asbestos soldering block, tweezers, awl,
 

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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