Session 1: Thursday, 3/2/17, 7:00-9:00pm
Session 2: Thursday, 3/9/17, 7:00-9:00pm
Take your metalsmithing skills to the next level with the challenge of a sweet-sounding, functional silver bell. Learn three-dimensional layout and metal forming techniques on a small scale, fabrication tips and tricks, and texturing and embellishment ideas. Warning: you never want to make just one!
In completing a functional bell, students will gain confidence in forming sheet metal shapes and soldering more complex adjacent joints.
Jewelry 101 or equivalent; students must be able to solder and saw basic shapes with confidence. Students must be at least 18 years of age.
Silver sheet metal, wire and solder will be provided with additional material available for purchase if desired for extra pieces.
This class will not run with fewer than 3 students so sign up and bring a friend!
Karen Burke is an Artisan's Asylum jewelry instructor with a professional background in jewelry repair, manufacturing, and finishing. She's worked on fine chains and wedding rings, prototype parts and tallbikes alike, with freelance and artistic interests in metallurgy, welding, electroplating, and casting.