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Wire Links - Forging with Ancient Techniques
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Wire Links - Forging with Ancient Techniques Tuesday, August 1, 6:30 PM  
Susan Lenart Kazmer $70  
This workshop is 3 hours.

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Student Level: All levels
Type of Workshop: Process & Project
Prerequisite: None
Workshop Category: Jewelry, Metal-working, Wire-working

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In this hands on workshop learn the usefulness of this age-old technique reminiscent of our ancestors long ago. Using 10 gauge bronze wire, explore the possibilities of how it relates to jewelry design, form and structure. Learn the correct methods for hand hammering and alternately annealing wire for malleability and compliance. This technique of rendering round wire, flat allows for a handmade rustic look and feel. Drawing a bead for closure. Use this link bracelet as the start of a Talismans charm bracelet or for housing amulets, fringe or personal mementos. Finish at least one piece.

Kit/Materials Fee (payable to instructor at class time):

  • $20.00 includes:
  • 10 gauge bronze wire, as much as needed in class
  • silver 20 gauge for attaching links
  • expendables such as liver of Sulphur and sandpaper

Instructor Provided (for use in-class, and to share):

  • anvil
  • sandpaper
  • Liver of Sulphur
  • torches
  • fuel
  • burning pliers

Student should bring:

  • anvil
  • hammer
  • needle-nose round
  • chain-nose pliers
  • wire snips
  • Non-asbestos soldering block (I will have extra)

Some workshops may require that you bring supplies or tools that you may not presently possess. If you'd like to place an advance order for jewelry supplies & tools for pick-up at the on-site store when you arrive at AU, contact:

SJ Jewelry Supply LLC

Please note that SJ Jewelry Supply has an extensive selection of products but not all of them may appear on their website. If in doubt about the availability of any product, a simple phone call will get you the information that you desire.

Email your order to:
call: 602-956-0189