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Mokume Gane – Woodgrain Patterns in Mixed Metals

December 15, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cdn $135.00

Course outline: Mokume Gane is a Japanese term used to describe mixed-metal sheet that imitates the look of wood grain. In this class you will learn how to use pre-made copper and brass metal billets (fused stacks of layered metals) to create a customized sheet of woodgrain patterned metal. The patterned metal will then be used to create a simple domed pendant, or seamless ring. The class fee includes a 1″x 1″ piece of 14ga copper/brass modkume billet to pattern.

The instructor will bring in some Baldwin’s patina solution and demonstrate its use. This patina darkens some metals but leaves other metals untouched. This is particularly useful when you want a mixed metal design like mokume gane to ‘pop’.

Skill level: Beginner

Prerequisite: None

Technique: Using a pre-made metal billet (a pre-layered piece of metal) of copper and brass, students will use files and burs to create a unique wood-grain pattern in mixed metals. Students will also use the rolling mill and other metalwork tools to create their project.

Bring to class: Magnification if required. As this is a full-day class, please bring a lunch; coffee, tea, 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.



December 15, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cdn $135.00
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BeadFX, 19 Waterman Ave, Unit 2
Toronto, Ontario M4B 1Y2 Canada

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.