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Using the professional techniques Learn the professional knotting techniques used for pearls and other precious gemstones. Introduction to a variety of basic approaches used to assemble strands focusing on pearls. A discussion of the variety of other gemstone beads and their unique properties will enlighten both the beginner and experienced stringer. Freshwater pearls and a sterling clasp provided.
Introduction to the professional metalsmithing workshop. Seminar participants will fabricate a sterling silver work of art using a variety of basic tools of the silversmithing trade. Getting comfortable on the workbench is a precursor to success in any other workshop setting. For beginners and experienced craftspeople alike. We will provide a variety of patterns for you, but you are welcome to design your own on the blank we provide.
Build a bracelet from sterling you have decorated, finished, embellished and/or stamped.
Lost Wax Casting
Day one: carve a wax (ring? pendant? work of art?) and prepare it for casting. By the end of the day you will have a work in plaster and ready for burn out after curing overnight. Day two: cast your piece in sterling, remove the sprue and finish to 400. Easy!