Students will learn how to make open and 2 part molds for their resin jewelry. They then color, cast, cure and finish the resin pieces which can be a bangle or other jewelry shape. If desired, bring small found objects to use in mold-making. There is a $75 materials fee payable to the instructor.
This is a weekend workshop.
Add the beauty of gold to your sterling silver jewelry with 24 karat gold! Students will be introduced to the Korean art of Keum-boo - an ancient gilding technique used to apply thin sheets of precious metal to silver and other metals. Aura22 - a 22 karat yellow gold "paint" will also be demonstrated. Traditional and unconventional methods of Keum-boo application and the advantages/disadvantages of each will be discussed to help the student find the application technique that serves them best. Learn how to achieve a dark patina on silver to make the gold pop! Students will create a pair of earrings or a pendant of Sterling silver embellished with 24 karat gold using the Keum-boo technique. Add the richness of gold to your jewelry designs with minimal expense! Students must be comfortable with a torch.
A materials fee of $85 is paid directly to the instructor (average depending upon the metals market at the time of the workshop).
The finish on a piece of jewelry can make all the difference between breathtaking and so-so. Learn the steps of metal finishing and surface textures such as mirror polish, satin, tumbled, texture brushed, solder removal, etc. Discover ways to get different finishes using the flex-shaft, tumbler, buffer or by hand. Learn the different buffs, abrasives, brushes, tricks and techniques to achieve your perfect finish.
First time in the jewelry studio? No problem. Learn to solder sterling silver wire, form it into a circle and shape it using a steel bangle die and the hydraulic press. Beginners can expect to complete 2-3 bangles during this workshop. A materials fee of $8 will be paid to the instructor to cover the cost of sterling silver wire.