Resin Inlay - Virtual Workshop

Course Description

About this course

Add color and style to your jewelry repertoire with resin inlay! This live, online workshops 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.

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

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 silver, argentium, gold, and/or palladium. These are often further defined with the addition of texturing, gemstones and other unique lapidary, or resin inlay. I also manufacture photo-etched metal cover plates which may be attached to journals or framed. Larger etchings are used in buildings as entry door logos, addresses, 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

Materials & Tools 

Students will need to have the following materials in preparation for this online workshop. If you do not already own these, we have provided a recommended item and/or a vendor from which you can purchase these items. Click the vendor name to the right of each item to be redirected to the page where you can find or choose the item. The quantities you need for each item are listed first. Do be aware that some items may come in larger quantities than needed for this class. If you have to purchase any of these items, please order them as soon as possible due to longer than usual turn-around times. We recommend not opening the packaging until the day of the workshop. 

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

  • 1 x pack 4mm round cabochon sterling post earrings (Rio Grande - item # 616425)
  • 1 x pack 10mm round cabochon sterling post earrings (Rio Grande - item # 616429)
  • 1 x Devcon 5-minute 2-bottle 2-part Epoxy (Rio Grande - item # 206025)
  • 1-3 x pack 3mm sterling round tube bezel settings (Rio Grande - item # 692766)
  • 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, or embossing powder
  • aluminium foil
Students should bring 

Please read below for some pertinent information regarding these materials and a couple other useful items you may want to have:

  • rubber gloves
  • face mask
  • ANY poster board can be used as long as it is white (if you do not have any, you can get the item listed above) 
  • 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 you do not have any, you can get the item listed above)
  • ANY scrap pieces of styrofoam can be used (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

$110.00

Instructor

Wendy Jo New

Dates

July 7 -8, 2020

Time

10:00 AM -11:30 AM

Length

2 days

Level 
All Levels
Location 
virtual
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