Date: Saturday, Oct 23, 2021, 1:30 - 5:30pm (CST)
Class Description: This alluring design will push your skills to the next level. We’ll start with a simple bezel-setting and then add high-value accents like fine silver beads and tapered wire arches to create a balanced, elegant pendant that evokes quiet beauty.
(We will provide a textured piece of metal in your kit to use for the backplate, but will also demonstrate the use of the rolling mill during class; if you want to texture your own, you are welcome to do so.)
Instructor: Scott Mason & Phyllis Flora
Skill Level: Intermediate
Pre-requisite: Previous soldering experience required.
Materials Kit: Textured sterling silver sheet, bezel wire, sterling silver wire, fine silver wire, and polishing pad. Students must provide their own stone; the materials in the kit are sufficient to make a pendant with a stone up to 18x26 mm in size. Domestic US shipping included. (Please contact instructor directly to arrange for international or expedited shipping.)*
(Materials kit is included in price when "Zoom/Kit combo" or "Kit only" option is selected.*)
- Bench block
- Rawhide hammer or nylon mallet
- Electric drill
- (optional) Half round metal file
- Sanding sticks
- Heavy duty flush cutters
- Jeweler’s saw and sawblades (3/o or 4/o)
- Cut Lube or beeswax
- Bench pin
- (optional) Mitre jig
- Stone setting tools
- (optional) Liver of sulphur
- Flexshaft or Dremel
- 3M radial wheels
- (optional) Reamer bit
- Soldering set-up:
- Fireproof surface – – charcoal block strongly recommended
- Solder pick
- Cross-lock tweezers
- Fine tweezers
- Medium and easy solder
- Quench bowl
*Note: Kit only and extra kit options do not include instructions or recording. You must choose either a Zoom or Zoom/Kit combo to receive written instructions. Kits will begin to ship Oct. 5, 2021, unless otherwise arranged with instructor.
Zoom Recordings will be available for viewing until Nov. 4, 2021. Additional time may be purchased ($12) by selecting the "Additional viewing time" option above.