Alternative Jewelry-Casting Class (Melt-down old jewelry into something new!)
PRE-REQUISITE :: Soldering for Beginners or practical experience with a jewelry torch This is not an entry-level class. Bring us your unworn sterling silver jewelry and we'll lead you through the processes of converting them into something new and exciting! And if you love all of your jewelry, that's ok, too! We'll provide you with the silver needed to learn the technique. Your Instructor, Pam, will safely guide you through the entire Broom Casting method. From the tools and materials, to the how and why of the technique, to finishing a piece of jewelry or two. Or three. Since no two molten “pours” are alike, each finished piece is unique. This class relies on the design aesthetic of each student. Therefore, your finished works could range from a ring to earrings to pendants. A Materials Fee will be collected on-site, on the day of class, which will depend on the needs of each student: (1) If students prefer to purchase silver, rather than bring their own, up to a half-ounce of sterling and fine silver will be provided. This depends on the market price, which we expect to hover below $17 (2) We'll also be happy to provide a length of wire to fabricate a simple bail, or earring wires or a pre-made bezel cup and cabochon. All materials will be priced reasonably and the instructor will discuss options with each student in class. SAFETY REQUIREMENTS: NO EXCEPTIONS • Closed-toed, low-heeled or no-heeled shoes • Comfortable “play-clothes” • No flowing sleeves or too much bulk • Long hair must be worn in a bun or ponytail • Safety glasses will be provided and must be worn
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.
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