Nancy  Brickner

Nancy learned her love of art from her parents. They opened doors for her in childhood that progressed into adult years. Sharing her skill, seeing people learn and create, brings her joy. Chain was learned from her father. His lessons provided Nancy the skills to teach the basics of chaining, how to use tools, and how to read and adapt chain designs. Nancy has been attending William Holland since 2000, taking classes in silver smith, wire wrap and even basketry. Nancy has also taken many classes from the Midwest Metalsmiths. In 2010 she began teaching fused chains at William Holland when her dad retired. She also taught with him at the Bead and Button Show in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Nancy has also taught many workshops and at craft camps. As a juried member of the Best of Missouri Hands she has displayed her art across the state including many years as a demonstrating artist at Silver Dollar Citys Fall Cowboy and Harvest Festival in Branson MO.

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Chain III – Fused Chain - Nancy Brickner
In this class you will learn to coil, cut, and fuse links that you will stretch, forge and weave into chains. We will work with fine silver, sterling silver and introduce Argentium. There will be several chain patterns to choose from after completing two patterns together. There will also be the opportunity to design your own. Students can expect to complete at least 5 chains. I will supply all tool needs, but you may bring your own pliers, jewelers saw, small butane or propane torch. I recommend bringing an Optivisor or magnifying glasses. Lab fee includes instruction book, block, and fuse board.

Lab Fee: $40.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $200 - $400
Prerequisites: Chain I + comfort with little torch.

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