Cuff Bracelets

Course Description

About this course

This workshop is a perfect introduction to many of the basics in jewelry making!  Start off with learning the fundamentals of cutting out shapes and patterns using a jeweler's saw, move to using files to clean up edges and annealing or softening your metal using heat, then learn how to form your metal using hammers and stakes, and finally, polish or put a textured finish on your piece of jewelry -- end the day wearing two unique, textured cuff bracelets in copper and sterling silver.  

Meet the Instructor

Diane Lawton

Diane received her BFA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst,
in 1983. She has continued to expand her skills and artistic horizons in
her studio in Woburn, Massachusetts, and also in advanced jewelry and silversmithing classes at the DeCordova Museum School in Lincoln, Massachusetts. Diane favorite techniques include fabricating mokume, pave settings, raising, hot twisting, and soldered applique.
Materials & Tools 

There is a $60 materials fee for this workshop payable upon registration. The materials kit includes enough copper and sterling silver sheet metal to complete two bracelets, as well as saw blades and other miscellaneous items needed to complete the project. 

Students should bring 

Metalwerx has some quantities of these materials available for communal studio use, but you may wish to bring your own if you do not want to wait for them to become available during class time: 

  • textured materials to use for roller printing (i.e. lace, fabric, ribbon. NO STEEL! Whatever you use will be destroyed, no family heirlooms.)
  • Wet and dry sandpaper, 2 sheets each of 320, 400 and 600 grits
  • Sanding Sticks (paint stirring sticks are perfect)
  • Small hand towel
  • Tool box (shoe box, plastic tackle box, etc.)
  • Old tooth brush (for cleaning)
  • Ultra Fine Sharpie Point permanent marker
  • Sketchbook, pen and pencil for design ideas and taking notes
  • Needle file set (small files usually sold in 5 - 8 file sets)
  • Metal metric ruler (150mm, about 6inches)
  • 8-inch long Mill Bastard file

Tuition

$155.00 $147.25
5% discount until June 6

Materials Cost

$60.00

Instructor

Diane Lawton

Date

July 6, 2020

Time

10:00 AM -5:00 PM

Length

1 day

Level 
All Levels
Location 
Metalwerx
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