Rolling pin pendants

Course outline: Let’s explore the world of texture with the rolling mill. Join Darija Radic in this class to design your very own pendant, we will start by annealing our metal and then experimenting with textures. We still sandwich your chosen metal with the texture material between two pieces of brass and we will roll it through the rolling mill to imprint the texture onto the surface. After this we will be choosing a design for your pendant, cut it out, file it, use the felxshaft for details and polish! After this we may choose to oxidize it and give …

Winding up November

Another season is about to pass – the bright autumn colours and clear skies that has inspired a myriad of products. Another season is coming up quickly and ushers in a new palette of colours: red, gold, green, blue, and silver. Let’s not rush the season too quickly – there are still lots of November classes to enjoy. If you like triangular peyote, check out Pamela Kearns‘ new pendant class. Deborah Beesley‘s new class combines pearls and wire to create a stunning statement necklace and Ann Shewan takes her cement class to a new level with inclusions. Darija Radic will …

Calla Lily Pendant

Course outline: This class with Liz Kennedy is an introduction to cutting a shape and bending metal to make a 3-dimensional pendant from a flat piece of metal sheet. You will use wire to add a bead and form a bail. To finish, you will trim, file and buff the pieces. If desired a patina can be applied. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Making a 3-dimensional pendant from a flat piece of sheet metal. Bending, hammering and texturing the metal. Finishing the metal; annealing metal using a torch if required. Attaching a bead and making a wire bail. Applying …

Jeweled Connections with visiting instructor Robyn Cornelius

Course outline: Make an anticlastic necklace using basic silversmithing tools and learn how to attach your favorite gemstone beads using pin connections and a torch. Skill levels: All levels Prerequisite: Some soldering and metalwork will be helpful but not required. Technique: Anticlastic hammering techniques, soldering, pin connections, and patinas. Bring to class: Sterling silver sheet, 20ga; 1.5cm wide x 4.5″ long Sterling silver round wire, 26ga, 10′ in length Sterling silver tubing, 9mm diameter, 5mm in length 9″ strand of 3-4mm gemstone beads (instructor’s preference: faceted rondelles) Of special note: the class patterns and instructions from our classes are for …