Chasing and Repousse - Tom & Kay Benham
Learn this ancient art using modern techniques to create small scale jewelry with an emphasis on chasing clean, crisp lines. Have no fear as Tom & Kay share their love of moving metal as they guide students from mastering the basics to tackling more advanced projects. A toolbox containing a pitch pot, chasing hammer, chasing and repouss tools, base metal, and other necessary tools and equipment well as patterns and other equipment will be provided for student use. Alternate approaches and short cuts to standard chasing & repouss methods will be presented. New and returning students welcome. Please bring an Optivisor or other form of magnification, closedtoed shoes, a Task light Not Halogen, and an apron. Optional: Sterling Silver, 22 gauge, 21 square, for advanced projects, 24 or 26 gauge for earrings, Nugold (see above for size), Toolbox w/basic metal working tools.