Mix Metals Surface Design

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Cold Connection I - Debora Mauser
This class is open to beginners as well as those that want to brush up on their skills. Techniques covered will include riveting, telescoping rivets, articulation rivets, sawing, a little piercing, filling and tabs. We will make earrings, pendants, bracelets and set stones, all without heart! Use of rolling mill will be covered as well. Students will work in copper, brass, aluminum and nickel

Lab Fee: $195.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0+
Prerequisites: None

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Cold Connection I – Torch Enameling - Debora Mauser
No kiln, no problem. Join me to learn how to enamel with a tripod and mapp gas. We will use 80 mesh enamel, liquid, enamel decals and embellishments. We will learn graffito and sgraffito, use crackle and separation enamel and learn to over-fire enamel. Students will learn several simple cold connections to set their favorite pieces. Lab Fee includes all enamels, consumables and copper. All questions can be sent to: deboralmauser@gmail.com

Lab Fee: $195.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0+
Prerequisites: None

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Cold Connections II – Metal Manipulation - Debora Mauser
This class will offer a sampling of many techniques to add texture and color to your jewelry as well as many cold connection techniques. We will use colored pencils, corrugate metal, use a rolling mill, and flame paint titanium and add dimension by using a rolling mill. You need basic knowledge of cold connections for this class. Lab Feed includes all material and consumables needed for class.

Lab Fee: $200.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0+
Prerequisites: None

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Fold Forming, Anticlastic, and Synclastic Raising - Jim Richardson
This class will focus on the different ways to form metal. We will energetically explore the plastic nature of the material by stretching, compressing and using a variety of techniques such as fold forming, anticlastic raising and synclastic raising, along with the use of stakes, hammers and a variety of traditional forming methods. This is a fun class where forms spark inspiration and ideas spring forth as fast as you can hammer them into being. We will be using copper for most of the exercises though some silver will be available from the instructor. This class will give you a vocabulary of forms and techniques to enrich your jewelry making experience. You will leave this class with an armful of copper sketches to augment your creativity. Although not a production class the opportunity exists to complete several jewelry items. Lab fee includes all of the copper needed for the class exercises, solder, flux and the use of the instructor’s tool

Lab Fee: $185.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0+
Prerequisites: Silver I or instructor permission

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Mixed Metals – Cold Connections I - Kim St. Jean
In this class, you will learn how to use mixed metals such as copper, brass, nickel, bronze and sterling silver. There will be a heavy emphasis on design you will complete your designs using cold connections and soldering methods. We will explore techniques such as traditional and creative stone setting, hinges and piercing. This will be a fast-paced class. Lab fee covers all base metals, handouts, consumables, specific cabochons and some sterling components. Additional sterling and cabs can be purchased. Any additional cost incurred would be in the purchase of work at home, or specific sterling upgrades. We will use torches and hammers. Questions are welcome via email at: kim@kimstjean.com

Lab Fee: $195.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0+
Prerequisites: None

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Mixed Metals – Cold Connections II - Kim St. Jean
In this class, you will learn how to use mixed metals such as copper, brass, nickel, bronze and sterling silver. There will be a heavy emphasis on design you will complete your designs using cold connections and soldering methods. We will explore techniques such as traditional and creative stone setting, hinges and piercing. This will be a fast-paced class. Lab fee covers all base metals, handouts, consumables, specific cabochons and some sterling components. Additional sterling and cabs can be purchased. Any additional cost incurred would be in the purchase of tools or materials from the instructor to continue this work at home or specific sterling upgrades. We use torches and hammers. Questions are welcome via email at: kim@kimstjean.com

Lab Fee: $225.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0+
Prerequisites: Riveting, soldering, and sawing experience or instructor approval.

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