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Fold Formed Leaf Pendant

March 24 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Cdn $45.00 +Kit fee: $15, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Course outline: Instructor Liz Kennedy will introduce you to fold forming sheet metal and various commonly used metalwork techniques. Shears will be used to cut the leaf shape you design. You will be hammering the sheet metal to form curves and texture. You will anneal the piece, using a torch. You will trim file and buff the piece. If desired a patina can be applied as well as a bead embellishment. You can make this project as large or small as you like. Note: a kit is required; see details below.

Skill level: Beginner

Prerequisite: N/A

Technique: An introduction to fold forming of sheet metal. Cutting the metal with shears. Hammering and texturing the metal, opening a fold. Annealing metal using a torch. Use of punch pliers. Applying patina to metal.

Bring to class: Ear protection. A chain is not provided so you should bring your own or purchase one. Paper and pencil for planning your design. If you have them: Metal shears, chain nose, flat nose and round nose pliers, flush cutter, leather or rubber mallet, ruler, thin Sharpie marker, fold forming hammer. Some of these will be available for use if you do not have them.

Of special note: the class patterns and instructions from our classes are for your personal use only. Please respect the intellectual property of our artists/instructors by not sharing, selling, or teaching the patterns you receive from the classes you take.

How to Register and Cancellation Policy: see details below.

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Location

BeadFX
BeadFX, 19 Waterman Ave, Unit 2
Toronto, Ontario M4B 1Y2 Canada
Phone:
+1-416-751-1911

Instructor

Liz Kennedy

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Kit Fee:
$15, payable to the instructor the day of the class.
Kit Includes:
3" x 4" piece of 24 gauge copper sheet. Jump rings. Instructor tools during class time. Paper to use for design, glue to stick the design to the metal sheet. Bead for embellishment. Please note students must supply their own chain or cord to hang their pendant; it is not included in the kit.

How to Register:

  • You may register on-line through the form above, or by phone at (416) 751-1911, or in-person at our store.
  • Payment is required in advance for registration and may be done on-line at the time of registration or in-person at the store.
  • Some classes have associated kit fees, please check class details to see where applicable. Some kit fees are payable to the store, some to the instructor and may be cash only in that case.
  • For some studio classes, those using fire-breathing torches and fast spinny things a waiver must be signed acknowledging you have experience or training in their use, and we will ensure you have training to work safely!
  • Some classes have age requirements. Students MUST be mature and responsible to work safely to be allowed to take some of our lampworking, soldering, fusing, and some metalsmithing classes.

Class Cancellation Policy:

  • If you need to cancel, please let us know 5 days prior to the class. Cancellations made later than that will forfeit the class deposit or fee.
  • We may re-schedule or cancel classes if we do not receive the minimum number of bookings, or in case of bad weather or instructor illness. In this case, you will be notified and the fees will be refunded or issued as store credit.