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Jewelry Basics: Adding Texture Through Hammering Techniques

June 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Virtual Class: Creating Texture on Metal Jewelry //
Tuesdays; 6/22/21 – 6/29/21

This class unveils the mystery of cutting simple shapes out of metal and texturing. Students modify an old hammer to create a signature texture for their jewelry collection. Then, using this and a variety of other hammers, we experiment with a variety of textures and finishes on metal. This class reviews how to cut metal with a saw and/or shears, file, sand and polish the surface then impress texture, pattern, etc. onto the metal without a rolling mill. Great for creating a simple pair of earrings or an addition to a sculpture.

Students will complete a variety of exercises that are centered around the idea of texturing metal and creating different shapes. These exercises can be applied to sculpture and jewelry.

Materials and Required Tools:

Participants will purchase a materials kit from our preferred vendor; each kit is approx $70-80, depending on selection. A link and instructions will be emailed when you complete your registration.

Dates and Access:

Tuesdays; 6/22/21 – 6/29/21; Students will receive a Zoom link prior to the start of the class.

Our registration will close one week prior to our start date so students can purchase their materials kits with time for shipping.

Instructor: Leah Meleski