Bead Fest

Philadelphia, PA

Brazing Bold: Resin + Silver
Teacher: Susan Lenart Kazmer
 
Friday, August 17, 2018
8:30 AM-4:00 PM
 
Hands on Workshop
 
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
 
 
Pricing Information
 
Price: $155.00
Materials Fee: $36.00
Start by focusing on making a sterling silver bezel by braising a simple open back bezel form using gallery wire. Learn practical metalworking skills in brazing (soldering), filing, sanding and finishing to create a small open form bezel of traditional bezel wire. Later, focus and build with resin using multiple thin layers while learning new techniques and application for scratching, crackling, engraving, transferring of imagery, making marks and coloring surface. Add resin, foil, tints and learn sgraffito techniques. Learn proper mixing, application, combining and pouring resin layers and safety tips. This hands-on workshop offers many foundational techniques from filling hollow bezel forms with photos, text, foil and layering of materials. Finish an extraordinary pendant.

  • Student Maximum: 20
  • Skill Level and Technique: Metalsmithing, Resin Jewelry Making, All Levels
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Supply List: Pliers: round, needle nose, and chain nose, wire snips. Burnishing tool, Sandpaper, metal file. Photos, pictures, images, dried flowers, etc.
  • Kit Contents: Sterling silver gallery wire, silver wire to create a shank, ICE Resin, foils, tints, All soldering materials and expendables.
  • Completion Level: A project will be completed in class
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