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    Flora.red and green earrings
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    Flora.powder earrings
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Intro to Powder Coating

Powder coating has become a popular option in the contemporary jewelry making sphere for metalsmiths looking to add color to jewelry that is affordable, durable, and an alternative to enamel. In this demo-focused 2-day virtual workshop, Brie will demonstrate three basic ways of applying powder coat, starting with the standard method of spraying on the powder (electro statically), then sifting the powder, and finally the hot dipping approach.

Students will learn the pros and cons to each method, as well as how to apply a solid layer of powder coat to add one or two colors to their piece and how to use a stencil to create simple designs with two-way color schemes.

This introductory workshop is pre-requisite for anyone who is interested in taking Brie’s "It’s Not Enamel! Illustrative Powder Coating and Settings" course.

Meet the instructor

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Brie Flora is a contemporary jeweler and educator currently living in east Tennessee. Brie is a graduate from Massachusetts College of Art and Design with a dual degree in Metalsmithing & Jewelry and Art Education May 2015.  Her wearable jewelry plays with symmetry and consists heavily of line work, negative space, patterns, and color. She pulls elements from nature, fantasy, & fiction to create unique works of wearable art with a minimalist aesthetic balanced with pops of intricate marks and illustrations.



Brie has been featured in over 10 group exhibitions, recently including Touchy Feely at the Baltimore Jewelry Center in Baltimore MD, and HOTDOG! Show Chicago at the Ornament and Object gallery, Chicago IL. She also created and curated the first vol. of “Guidelines – A contemporary jewelry project” that featured works by 15 jewelers and makers including herself. “Guidelines” was on view during Adorned Spaces at the 2019 SNAG Conference in Chicago, and then up for a month-long exhibition at the Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville, TN (for more information go to @guidelines_jewelry on Instagram).








Materials & Tools

A list of suggested supplies that will be used for course demonstrations and objectives can be found by clicking HERE. Student participation during or in-between class sessions is encouraged but not required - observers are more than welcome. Any questions regarding the linked materials should be addressed directly to the instructor. 


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