Resin Inlay

Course Description

About this course

Add color and style to your jewelry repertoire with resin inlay! This live, virtual workshop will cover every step of the resin inlay process, from making your colors and inlaying them to curing and finishing your work.  After experimenting and creating a resin color palette, students will begin by making simple sterling silver earrings to understand and practice the technique. Students will then make another pair of earrings with embellishments allowing for more than one color to be added.  This is a great way to add absolutely any color you can think of to a piece of jewelry.

This course will consist of two sessions. There will be a no-class day between each session.

Class will be held live via Zoom during the designated time frame. A link to the Zoom room will be sent via email. 

Each session will be recorded and you will receive a password protected link to the recordings that expire after 30 days.

Please read the Materials & Tools tab! 

 

Meet the Instructor

Wendy Jo New

"Growing up, I always was mesmerized by sparkling gemstones and metals and I often incorporate something illuminating into my designs. Whether or not I intricately plan a jewelry piece in advance of producing it or just spontaneously fabricate one as I go along, the result is inevitably something that is unique with a contemporary flair that complements, rather than overwhelms, a wearer. When designing jewelry or other metal work, I always think about whether I would wear it, use it, and/or display it. Anyone who knows me sees a reflection of me in what I design.

I produce fine contemporary jewelry and other metal designs primarily in the precious metals of gold, silver, palladium, and platinum. These are often further defined with the addition of texturing, gemstones and other unique lapidary, or resin inlay. I also manufacture photo-etched metal jewelry and etched cover plates that are attached to journals or are framed--wedding invitations, bar and bat mitzvah invitations, baby announcements, and the like. 

In addition to participating in art shows, sales, and doing commission work, I love providing instruction in jewelry design and metal fabrication.  My work can be seen and purchased at galleries and stores, as well as in my own online store.  Designing and fabricating engagement and wedding bands and other jewelry, often with people's stones, is particularly meaningful to me."

-Wendy Jo

Materials & Tools 

The following supplies will be used for course demonstrations and objectives. A suggested item and/or vendor has been provided below for reference. Click the vendor name (in red) to be redirected to a page where you can find the item. The quantities needed for each item are listed first. If ordering, please be aware that some items may come in larger quantities than needed for this class. We recommend not opening an item's packaging until the day of the workshop. Student participation during or in-between class sessions is strongly encouraged but not required - observers are welcome.

The instructor requests that you have the exact Devcon Epoxy items listed below. All other items can be of any brand or those you already have.

  • 1 x pack 4mm round cabochon sterling post earrings (Rio Grande)
  • 1 x pack 10mm round cabochon sterling post earrings (Rio Grande)
  • 1 x Devcon 5-minute 2-bottle 2-part Epoxy (Rio Grande)
  • 1 x Devcon 2-ton 2-bottle 2-part Epoxy (Amazon)
  • 1-3 x pack 3mm sterling round tube bezel settings (Rio Grande)
  • 1 x pack 3M WetorDry sandpaper assorted grit - 5-Sheet (Amazon)
  • 1 x pack undyed toothpicks (Amazon)
  • 2 x sheets white poster board (Amazon)
  • 1 x piece of styrofoam (Amazon
  • 1 x heat gun or hair dryer (Amazon
  • dry pigments such as spices, eye shadow, chalk pastels, tempera paint, embossing powder
  • aluminum foil

Pertinent information regarding materials and other useful items you may want to have:​

  • poster board can be any brand as long as it's white with a shiny finish
  • if you have sterling silver or brass tubing that is less than 10mm in diameter and the ability to cut it down to 3mm heights, you can do so (if not, you can get the item listed above)
  • styrofoam can be any type - scraps are okay (if you do not have any, you can get the item listed above) 
    • you can use a small piece of wood with small holes drilled in as an alternative

Tuition

$150.00

Instructor

Wendy Jo New

Dates

February 10 -12, 2021

Time

10:00 AM -12:00 PM

Length

2 days

Level 
All Levels

No Class Dates

February 11

Location 
Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
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