I want to help you expand your skills and also Have Fun. We will explore a number of techniques using a variety of tools including one of my favorites the Rolling Mill and also several specialty tools I designed and created for metalsmithing. Spinner Rings, Air Chased bracelets and earrings, riveting and Wire Weaving are some of the things we will be covering. We will be covering tool and workshop safety. Time permitting, we may add more. I will have some tools for you to use but feel free to bring your favorite ones. Bring your safety glasses. I recommend you mark all your things so they do not get mixed up with others.
Using different sizes of copper tubing we can create bracelets, earrings, or pendants. If you wish you can then add some color with the torch or inlay.
You will learn several weaving patterns using a special jig which I have been making for over 20 years. It makes it easier to do a nice tight consistent weave . You could make bracelets, earrings, etc.
We will learn to make our ring shank from copper sheet. Then you can design your spinner using a pre made band or make from scratch. If you wish to use a pre made spinner I will have a variety to choose from/
Lab Fee: $90
Estimated Materials Cost: $50-$100