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Basic Rings & Chains: A Crash Course

Instructor · Farrah Shindler

Course ID: FSTH7122012
Thursday
· 10:00 am – 1:00 pm · $245
4 Sessions
· July 12 – August 2

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In this short introductory metalsmithing course we explore contemporary jewelry applications for wire as we create simple chain and rings. In the process of designing and constructing a few cool chains or rings, students gain soldering skills and become familiar with some of the three-dimensional possibilities of metal wire. Working in brass, copper and silver we will cover soldering, forging and forming, roll printing and the creation of basic wire findings. With a simple hand held butane torch soldering set up, most techniques can be continued at home. No experience necessary.