Susan Lenart Kazmer
Wire-Caging Common Objects+Neck Form
Saturday 8th April
One Day Workshop
Build a unique cage like bezel form to encase a druzy stone using an open form technique created from forged wire. The overall look allows you to view all sides of your object that you are encasing. Students will finish one pendant in the morning and the afternoon will provide an opportunity to expand on this idea by forging and brazing a wire neck form.
In this 6 hour smithing class learn to anneal, solder, pick solder, shape, draw a bead and all skills to create cage-like jewelry.
Learn proper metalworking techniques for soldering, shaping and clean up. Learn some short cuts and ideal techniques for teaching soldering in a class room. Students will leave with a complete neck form and pendant.
Kit- $30.00 – Druzy stone, bronze 16 gauge bronze wire, 16 gauge silver wire, 20 gauge silver disc, soldering materials, sandpaper, expendables
I will provide flexible shaft, picks, solder, handout, extra anvil, hammers,
Supply List- Wire snips, round needle nose and chain nose pliers, small hammer, anvil, small file