Susan Lenart Kazmer
Talismans Jewelry: Step 1- Manipulating Metal
Friday 7th April – Spaces Available
Sunday 9th April – SOLD OUT
One Day Workshop
Challenge what is commonly held notions of what is considered jewelry. Gain knowledge of my studio style, tools and techniques for altering sheet metal and incorporating personal mementos and found objects to create wearable works of art. Learn metal techniques such as hand hammering, shaping, stamping, finishing and a variety of oxidizing methods.
Add color, layer and style to your metalwork. Learn personal methods, formulas and techniques for altering, patterning and coloring the surface of sheet metal. Work with hand made traditional and nontraditional formulas to create colorful patinas and emulate artifacts from a lost civilization. Build dimensional pieces by dapping, folding, forming and cold join manipulation. Use these altered metal pieces to build a unique charm bracelet. Jewelry techniques include clean up, polishing, design, color and layout of ideas.
KIT Fee- $25.00 includes bronze 20 gauge sheet metal, bronze 16 gauge wire, jump rings, small link chain and sandpaper
ESSENTIAL TOOLS:- tin snips, wire snips, needle nose and chain nose pliers, small hammer, anvil, metal file,
Optional- beads, tin scraps, found or small precious objects.