Explore traditional stone setting in a non-traditional environment using gorgeous excavated druze stones from Uruguay and your choice of sterling silver bezel wire- filigree, crown, serrated or traditional.
In this hands on workshop, you will build and strengthen soldering skills using fundamental metalworking techniques to build a box bezel out of sterling silver and unique attachment.
Learn soldering techniques using hard, medium and EZ solder in this process. Learn practical metal cleanup and polish in brazing, filing, sanding and finishing to create a small wearable talismans amulet of stone and metal worn for strength. Use my method of patinas to create a brushed steel vibe or chose your own. Complete your component or charm in class to wear.
Materials fee $40 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:
sterling silver sheet, filigree wire, 16 gauge round wire,use of flux, solders, paint brush, leather
Teacher will bring to share:
non asbestos soldering blocks, butane gas and torches, solder, flux, soldering picks, paintbrush, patinas, small metal file, pickle pot, sand paper, flexible shaft, drill bits,
Supplies You Need to Bring to Class:
jewelers saw- size 3 blade), bench pin, chain nose, needle nose pliers, wire snips, awl, chain nose and needle nose pliers, burnisher, small file, optional-magnifiers, tweezers,
optional- other stones to set,