with Chuck Bruce
at William Holland
In this class, students will learn how to coil, form, cut and fuse/solder fine or sterling silver rings, to make loops, then form and weave the loops to make simple and complex chains. We will explore 4 different patterns - Roman Foldover, Single Fold-over (Foxtail), Double Fold-over (Foxtail) and Sailers Knot, students should be able finish a bracelet and pair of earrings in each. (These ancient beautiful designs are quite different from chain maille). There should also be time for additional projects or necklace versions of these chains. Tools will be provided for use, if you have your own tools, your welcome to bring them.
Lab Fee: $150 contains kits (fine or Sterling silver material, findings for closures and earrings) for the chains covered, a fusing block, scribe for manipulating the rings, wooden draw plate, beads for earrings and storage bags for unused rings. This fee also covers paste solder used in class. If you mess material up, hand back to me and get new, makes learning a lot easier (without fear). Kits will also contain enough material to make 1 or 2 pair of earrings. Other kits will be available for sale such as necklace versions in each, and other chain styles with kits.