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Torch Fire Enameling Shadowboxes and Tab Bezels Wednesday, August 2, 9:00 AM  
Mary Hettmansperger $145  
This workshop is 6 hours.

Student Level: All levels
Type of Workshop: Project
Prerequisite: None
Workshop Category: Jewelry

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Using torch firing in a variety of ways, students will make colorful and unique pieces of jewelry. Copper sheeting, wire, enamels, cold connections and embellishments will all be used to create layering and unusual effects in enameling. Patinas, texturing, and basic wire and metal applications will also be covered. Many torching techniques will be covered, such as adding woven surfaces and embedding items, patinas and more. Tab bezels will open up a world of opportunities for future connections in all jewelry work. Students will also make 3-dimensional shadowboxes to mount their enameled pieces. The focus will be the endless possibilities of torch fire enameling and the benefits of using tab bezels to connect when using enamels.

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

  • $58.00 includes:
  • 24 gauge copper sheeting
  • Findings and embellishments
  • All wires and cold connections
  • All patinas
  • All enamels and everything needed for the class

Student should bring:

  • Hammer
  • Bench block
  • Texturing hammers if desired
  • Needle-nose and bent-nose pliers
  • Metal scissors or snips
  • Wire cutters

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: info@sjjewelrysupply.com
call: 602-956-0189

Questions: maryhetts@gmail.com
Website: www.maryhetts.com