Chain Maille: Sunrise Weave
This class, the second of 2 related workshops, is designed for anyone who attended the morning session or anyone with intermediate level chain maille experience. Students will learn how to construct the Sunrise weave, by Calli, by making a bracelet in sterling silver. Additional material will include a demonstration showing how to create discs from the weave, which can be used as earrings, pendants, or elements that can be applied in more complex jewelry designs.
Preceding this afternoon workshop is a beginner level "Back to Work Weave" workshop in the morning. Register for one or both!
Jewelry designer and author, Karen Karon, has been weaving maille for well over a decade. She teaches chain maille and scale maille classes and workshops at Metalwerx School for Jewelry and Metal Arts, at local venues, and also provides private chain maille/scale maille instruction. In addition, Karen is a certified PMC (Precious Metal Clay) artisan. Karen has written articles for Art Jewelry, Bead Style, Bead&Button and Step by Step Wire Jewelry magazines and is the author of Chain Maille Jewelry Workshop and Advanced Chain Maille Jewelry Workshop, both published by Interweave. Her jewelry can be purchased at Loveday in West Concord, MA.
There is a $125 materials fee for this workshop payable upon registration. Kit includes sterling silver jump rings needed to make an 8" bracelet, a sterling lobster clasp, and a full color 13 page Karen Karon handout with step by step instructions.
Please note, the metal market is currently in flux. This will affect the price of silver and the materials kit price listed for this class is subject to change. We will inform you of this in advance of the class.
2 x smooth jaw pliers are needed - Metalwerx has tools for sharing
1 x optivisors - Metalwerx has for communal use - OPTIONAL
1 x polyester foam bead mat - OPTIONAL