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Jewelry Basics: Adding Texture Through Hammering Techniques

March 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Virtual Class: Creating Texture on Metal Jewelry //
Tuesdays; 3/9/21 – 3/16/21

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 Require Tools:

The following can be ordered through your instructor or purchased online:

– precut squares of 20 gauge copper & brass

-ball peen hammer

The following must be ordered by participants prior to the start of the class:

-Bench Block/Pin combo

– Planishing Hammer

– Riveting Hammer

– Texturing Hammer Set

– Joyce Chen Shears

– File

– Saw Frame

Prerequisites: This class is open to all skill levels, there are no prerequisites.

Dates and Access:

Tuesdays; 3/9/21 – 3/16/21; Students will receive a Zoom link prior to the start of the class.