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Torch-Fired Enameling :: Immersion Method

Los Angeles, CA , United States
3h15m
English

About Your Host

The August Axel Jewelry Studio is a creative workshop in Venice Beach, CA. The Studio and course offerings were designed to serve a range of skills and interests from talented tinkerers to advanced artists. Our goal is to provide solid and safe bench-instruction, combined with hands-on practice, so artists may operate safely, independently and successfully. COURSES: Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Soldering. Bezel Setting. Tube Setting. Flush Setting. Prong Setting. Metalsmithing. Cold-Connections. Wire Wrapping. Knotting. Private or Group Lessons. And more. INSTRUCTORS: As Owner and Senior Instructor, Christy Sears brings a wealth of knowledge to the bench. With 15+ years of jewelry soldering and metal fabrication, endless patience and a healthy sense of humor, she creates a warm and welcoming learning environment. Not only does she believe in teaching "how", but "why" and this has made all of the difference to her students. All of the August Axel Jewelry Studio instructors create the same atmosphere, so students may reach their goals.

What we'll do

Learn to “paint” metal with enamels to achieve beautiful, abstract finishes on your jewelry pieces. Your Instructor, Kathy, will lead you through the tools and materials that are best for achieving consistent - and colorful - results. As usual, nothing beats hands-on experiences for learning and each student will have plenty of time to experiment with colors, layering, cat-whiskers, millefiori accents, forms and metal, with plenty of individualized attention. By the way, our favorite part of the process is to teach all of results from our testing sessions: which torches work best, how the enamels respond to various metals, why kitty litter is best for the pulling station (Yep, kitty litter!), etc. We’re excited to share our knowledge in order to keep you safe and creative. A $15 materials fee will be collected on-site via CC or cash. Safety Requirements :: No Exceptions · Protective eyewear will be provided and must be worn · Long hair must be pulled into a hair clip or ponytail · Wear play clothes that can get dirty. No loose or flowy clothing/sleeves · Closed-toed shoes We hope to see you soon, Kathy and Christy

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