Designs in Woven Metal

  • Instructor: Jeanie Pratt
  • June 5 – 7, 2020
  • Friday - Sunday, 9:00 - 5:00
  • Class Fee: $490

This class is full. Please email dana@danacadesign.com to be added to the waitlist.
This class has been rescheduled to August 7-9.

Prerequisites:
  • Basic metalsmithing skills are required.
Materials Included:
  • Materials Kit includes copper wire, 10” each of a variety of gauges of flattened sterling silver wire, the “stuff” you need to set up a simple “loom” to weave your wire and an extensive handout with instructions and weave patterns. In addition, there will be soldering supplies available for use.
Students Must Bring:
  • -$70 Materials Fee Payable to Instructor
    -Needle nose pliers (available in studio store)
    -Wire cutters (available in studio store)
    -Shears or cheap scissors for cutting thin metal sheet (available in studio store) (Jeanie likes Joyce Chen Original Unlimited Scissors)
    -Digital calipers or wire gauge
    -Fine brush for applying antiflux (available in studio store)
    -½” Scotch Permanent Double-Sided Tape
    -Ultra-fine tipped Sharpies in 2 colors (such as black and red) (available in studio store)
    -Small bottle of acetone
    -Soldering pick, brush and tweezers (available in studio store)
    -Mechanical pencil with .5 mm lead
    -Eraser
    -Toothpicks
    -Q-tips
    -Optivisor (available in studio store)
    -Patience
    -Sense of humor
Students May Bring:
  • -Honeycomb soldering block (at least 3” x 3”) (available in studio store)
    -Magnesia Soldering Block 6" X 3" X 1.5" (available at Amazon.com and some jewelry supply stores)
    -Leather gloves (for holding wire while flattening)
    -Draw Tongs (for holding wire while flattening) (available in studio store)
    -Nylon jawed pliers (for straightening wire) (available in studio store)
    -Simple 1” to 2” hydraulic press acrylic dies (if you want to puff and solder your woven sheet after weaving—some will be available in class to use)
    -14 to 24 gauge sterling silver (NOT FINE) wire for color contrast or if you would like to work in another metal besides copper. (if you would like to work primarily in silver, please contact me about the recommended amounts of wire to bring) (available in studio store)
    -26-gauge sterling silver sheet if you want to work in silver ( 24 available in studio store)