Spend five days with renowned jewelry maker Pat Flynn in an immersive hinged bracelet experience. Learn the ins and outs of perfect small scale hinge making and build yourself a precision box lock mechanism with a snap that will satisfy your ears and your eyes! Beginning with cutting open pre-cast bracelet components, student will first work on filing the exceptionally straight edges necessary for a properly functioning hinge, move to measuring out and connecting hinge knuckles, and then finally begin working on their box and tongue closures -- culminating all their efforts into one serious feat of engineering. Advanced metalsmithing skills required for this fabrication intensive workshop.
Pat Flynn is a goldsmith who lives and works in High Falls, New York. He is known for both his elegant jewelry that combines blackened steel with gold, platinum, diamonds and pearls as well as for his meticulous hinges and latches. His work has been featured in "Metalsmith" magazine and most recently, included in Masters of Stone Setting by Alan Revere. More of Pat's work can be found on his website, patflynninc.com.
Pat Flynn is a goldsmith who lives and works in High Falls, New York. He was born in Edinboro, PA. Pat is known for both his elegant bracelets and necklaces that combine blackened steel with 22k, 18k, platinum, diamonds and pearls; and, for his meticulous hinges and latches. His work has been featured in "Metalsmith" magazine and, most recently included in Masters of Stone Setting by Alan Revere. His work can also be found in the collections of the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institute, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Museum of Art & Design in New York. His work has most recently been acquired by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC; and the Yale Art Gallery at Yale University in Connecticut.
There is a $200 materials fee for this workshop payable payable upon registration. The materials kit will include all the pre-cast bracelet elements that you will need for the workshop, as well as tubing, sheet, and other various miscellaneous supplies and tools necessary for the completion of a fully functioning hinged bracelet.
Metalwerx has a variety of tools and equipment available for communal use or purchase, but we recommend you bring your own if you do not wish to share or wait for them to become available:
- sketching implements
- eyes and ear protection
- rotary tools
- any tools you enjoy using in the studio