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Metalsmith Essentials: Multi-level textured cuff with cabochons

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cdn $95 +Kit fee: Kits range from $35 to $95, depending on metals chosen. Kit fees are payable to the instructor the day of the class and must be chosen at the time of registration.

Course outline: Create a multi-level textured cuff with Iris Rogers Melamed using a rolling mill to add texture, and hand forming techniques to create dimension. Students will solder (and/or rivet) bezel cups on a curve, set cabochons, explore different patination options (chemical and heat) and cold connect multiple layers of textured and formed metal.  A kit is required; please indicate your kit choice at the time of registration.

Kits and kit fees: There will be several kits available: all base metal, base metal and sterling silver or all sterling silver. All kits include metal to fabricate three six-inch cuffs, wire to create rivets, 3 bezel cups and three cabochons. Student may select the base metals and cabochons of their choice. Kit fee also includes use of the instructor’s rolling mill plates and metal forming tools.

  • Base metal kit (copper, brass and german silver): $35
  • Base metal (2) and a 20mm sterling silver bracelet for the middle layer: $55
  • Base metal (1) and 2 sterling silver (28mm for base, 12 mm for top): $75
  • Sterling silver: $95

 

Skill level: Advanced Beginner

Prerequisite: Hot Connections 1. Haven’t taken a Hot Connections 1 class? Check out the class scheduled for Saturday, September 14 – click here.

Technique: Forming and texturing metal, soldering, riveting and setting cabochons

Bring to class:

  • Patience and enthusiasm!
  • Please bring magnifiers if required for close up work.
  • PLEASE WEAR CLOSED TOE SHOES FOR SAFETY
  • As this is a full-day class, please bring a lunch. Coffee and cold drinks will be available.

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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Venue

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

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Kit Fee:
Kits range from $35 to $95, depending on metals chosen. Kit fees are payable to the instructor the day of the class and must be chosen at the time of registration.
Kit Includes:
There will be several kits available: all base metal, base metal and sterling silver or all sterling silver. All kits include metal to fabricate three six-inch cuffs, wire to create rivets, 3 bezel cups and three cabochons. Student may select the base metals and cabochons of their choice. Kit fee also includes use of the instructor’s rolling mill plates and metal forming tools.

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.