Bead Fest

Philadelphia, PA

Saw a Little; Saw a Lot!
Teacher: Helen Driggs
 
Friday, August 17, 2018
5:30 PM-8:30 PM
 
Hands on Workshop
 
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
 
Pre-Registration Closed
 
Pricing Information
 
Price: $85.00
Materials Fee: $32.00
Do you want to become a jeweler's saw Ninja? One of the most important jewelry making tools is the jeweler's saw, yet many students express dislike for using this critically important tool. In this class, I will show you how to make your metal sawing experience more fun, more productive and much more interesting. We will practice sawing a variety of metal in a variety of gauges, and you will learn how to saw inside and outside curves, openings, spirals, zig zags and serpentine lines with ease. Choose to create a simple (or not so simple) leaf pendant in class, and leave with the confidence to use your saw like a pro. Who knows? You might even love that tool by the end of the class. Depending on speed and skill level, you will complete one pendant or focal in class.

  • Student Maximum: 20
  • Skill Level and Technique: Metalsmithing, Beginner
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Supply List: 4-inch Jeweler's Sawframe, Variety of Saw blades in several sizes, 2/0 saw blades, saw blade lubricant, bench pin, center punch, chasing hammer or ball peen hammer, bench block, sandpaper, hand and needle file sets. Dremel tool with small drill bit if you have it , awl or sharp scribe, Round nose pliers, Chain Nose Pliers, Flat nose Pliers, Wire cutters, Sanding sticks, Sharpie
  • Kit Contents: 3 kinds of sheet metal, wire, focal bead
  • Completion Level: A project will be completed in class
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