GUEST ARTIST Stephanie Lee from Oregon
Chain Gang w/ Stephanie Lee
Friday November 9th 10 am-5 pm Cost $95 Plus Kit fee $15 payable to the instructor the day of the workshop
Wire, earthy baubles, mixed metals and a little bit of sparkle….the perfect ingredients for the chunky chain necklaces you will learn how to make from scratch in this class. Using wire and a torch, you will create your own lumpy chain link necklaces – long, short, fat, skinny – I’ll show you how to do it all! These are not the picture perfect shiny necklaces you will find anywhere. These are earthy yet refined, one of a kind works of wearable art. The focal point of the necklace will be a torched “frame” that you will make and fill with cast plaster then carve, paint, transfer and more.
No metal-smithing experience is necessary, but even if you are a seasoned jeweler, you will walk away with new techniques to add to your toolbox. The kit fee covers the bulging kit of supplies consisting of an extra pre-made (by the instructor) bezel frame, sheet brass/copper* clay for casting, copper/brass* bezel wire, super-fine grit sandpaper, plaster and the use of torches, all soldering supplies, transfer medium, and some found objects to include in your pieces. *The current market price of the metal at the time of the class will determine whether brass or copper is used.