If you love to make jewelry with wire and beads, then learning how to make jewelry with sheet metal is a natural progression! *Warning: Once you learn these techniques, you are likely to become addicted and the design possibilities are infinite! In this workshop, you will learn how to cut sheet metal with tin snips, file it, dome/dap it, stamp and texture it, and connect charms to
it without using heat. You will learn how to make your own hook and clasp and you will leave this class with a finished bracelet that you designed!
Price includes registration plus a kit fee.
Kit Includes: 1.5” piece of 14g silver or gold parawire (brand name) for the clasp, 6” piece of 16g gold or silver parawire for the hook, 22g or 24g copper or nickel silver sheet metal, an assortment of rivets (mini nuts and bolts, and eyelets), jump rings, an assortment of charms for cold connecting to the sheet metal, and three mini playing cards. There may be more materials included in the kit than may be required to make the project in the class. Kits and closures/clasps will vary from the sample picture.
Tools: Tin snips, wire cutters designed to cut 16g through 14g wire, and mini bolts and eyelets, round nose pliers, and two pairs of smooth chain nose pliers.
Optional: Stencils, Sharpie Markers, files, design and/or letter/number stamps, brass hammer, texture hammers, plastic or raw hide mallet, dapping/doming blocks, scribe and/or center punch, riveting hammer, rubber bench block, metal bench block, manual hole punch, eye glass screw driver, drill, 1/16 and 3/32 drill bits, block of wood for drilling holes, heavy duty wire cutters designed to cut bolts, torch, annealing pan, two crock pots, pickling solution, patina solution, baking soda, gloves, copper tongs, penny brite, old toothbrush, paper towels, rotary tool (i.e., Dremel tool), rotary bits, dust mask, and eye protection (i.e., safety glasses or goggles).
*Note: If you plan on using a rotary tool, you will be required to wear a dust mask and eye protection. Prescription glasses are not a substitute for eye protection.
**Note: I have tools available that students can share during class. I have all of the tools in the ‘optional’ list that students can share, except for dust masks and eye protection.