- Instructor: Jennifer Stenhouse
- March 16, 2019
- Saturday, 10:30 – 5:00
- Class Fee: $125
This class is FULL. Please give us a call if you'd like to be added to the waitlist, 206-524-0916.
Or click here to register for the July 13 session.
This 1-day weekend workshop will focus on an introduction to essential jewelry and metalsmithing techniques, tools, and design used to create jewelry using gold-filled wire. Students will learn by practicing the techniques demonstrated, by using wire to construct pieces that can be used for all kinds of jewelry & wearable art. The focus will be on the essentials of soldering, forming and construction of gold-filled wire as well as the proper use of tools and equipment, studio safety, metals, tube stone setting, design, and finishing techniques specific for gold-fill. Project demos will include making gold-fill rings, making flux paste for gold & gold-fill, and using small tube settings.
- Basic metal working skills required.
- -A wide variety of gold-filled shapes and gauges of wire are available, bring a selection
-14k medium gold solder
-Jeweler saw blades 2/0-4/0 blades (available in studio store)
- -24-18 gauge single or double clad gold-filled, or sterling silver can be helpful to create some interesting looks
-A selection of beads, and found objects, is not only fun, but provides punch to your design ideas. Your selection of unique objects and colors make your work interesting and different
-6” half round file
-Emery paper, 200/400/600
-Small pack of drill bits
-Paper and pencils