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Electroforming
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Electroforming

Learn to create a copper layer over an object with this unique electro-chemical process. Students will also create their own chain to match their piece, or may choose to create a ring or earrings. Students will also learn finishing techniques such as buffing/polishing, hammering, and applying a patina 

Skill level - All Levels

Safety Concerns: Please wear cotton clothing to class

Offered Thursday All Day

Reticulation  in  Silver
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Reticulation in Silver

Learn to create an unusual textured surface on silver called reticulation.  Students may use this technique to create a pendant or earrings.  Optional - you may set a small stone or half drilled pearl onto your creation by soldering.

Skill Level - All Levels

Safety Concerns: Please wear cotton clothing to class

Offered - Saturday AM, Saturday PM and Sunday AM

Straw Casting 2.0
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Straw Casting 2.0

Create a beautiful, organically shaped piece of fine silver by casting it into straw. Students will then take their straw cast piece (or pieces) and solder them onto a silver frame, created with thick sterling silver wire. Students may also use the wire to form a ring band that the straw cast piece can then be soldered onto. Pieces can be soldered onto the frame to create a scene-like effect for a pendant, or create hoops for earrings.

Skill level - All levels

Safety Concerns: Please wear cotton clothing to class

Offered - Friday AM, Friday PM

 

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