In this half-day workshop, you will create one or more dangly, jangly bangles in the Asylum's jewelry studio. The simplicity of the circular bangle form is a great way to discover the basic principles and activities in jewelry metalsmithing. In just a few hours, you'll learn several texturing methods, how to form metal into the bangle form, then soldering to close the circle, and finally filing and finishing. This class is great for adults with little or no jewelry experience who want to try it in a short format.
Get an introduction to many of the tools in the jewelry shop.
Bang Out a Bangle is a fun way to share a creative class with a friend, parent, or offspring. When you are done, you will leave with at least one sterling bangle. Your design will be guided by experienced instruction for a short format class. Watch demonstrations, practice techniques, and then apply these and your ideas to your own bangle with assistance and guidance.
-Produce a finished sterling silver bangle
-Learn basic jewelry skills: texturing, forming, soldering.
-Learn how to use the rolling mill and hammers to make textures. Learn finish techniques like filing, sanding, and polishing. Use the torches to solder metal together.
None. This is a beginner's class.
Provided: The ticket cost includes a $25.00 materials fee for sterling silver to make 1 bangle and assorted non-silver material for accents and practice. Extra sterling available for cash purchase during class if student wishes to make more than one bangle.
What to Bring:
Please wear close-toed shoes.
Extra cash to cover the cost of making a 2nd sterling bangle (optional).
Sage Kochavi is excited to bring a new workshop to the Artisan's Asylum.She has eight years of jewelry instruction experience, having taught beginner and intermediate jewelry at the Boston Center for Adult Education and at Stonybrook Fine Arts in Jamaica Plain. Sage loves teaching beginners and looks forward to sharing her knowledge from many years as a professional jeweler. Her wholesale line of silver and resin jewelry sold in over 50 craft galleries across the country. Sage currently channels her creativity into large scale, collaborative sculpture.
1 Session: Saturday, March 30, 1:00 - 4:30PM
When & Where
Artisan's Asylum, Inc.
Artisan's Asylum is a 40,000 sq. ft. member-based non-profit community fabrication center located in Somerville MA, dedicated to making creativity a way of life. Our mission is to support and promote the teaching, learning and practicing of design & fabrication by offering:
* Shared design and fabrication tools and equipment in our various community workshops.
* A large range of publicly-accessible classes offered by local artisans.
* Various monthly membership structures allowing access to our facility.
* On-site studio and storage rentals allowing members to create and store projects on-site.
* Hosting local craft-related events to help encourage DIY culture and community craftsmanship.