STERLING METAL CLAY BLAZING BRACELET - WITH JANET ALEXANDER
Do you have unusable metal clay scraps or scrap silver sheet? Join us for a class where you'll learn to turn that lost material (money) into a gorgeous castings. We'll use the *cuttlebone casting technique to create a decorative center on this unusual custom bracelet. Next, we'll create "pin hinge" flexible links and a box clasp that every bracelet maker should know how to make. We'll learn intermediate/advanced soldering skills for soldering metal clay while making this unique bracelet. Finally we'll learn the secrets to pen plating gold onto silver metal clay! Put all that together and this is one heck of a class! It's jam packed with skills including:
- Cuttlebone casting
- Making a box clasp
- Quick hidden hinges
- Pen plating on silver
- Soldering metal clay
- Advanced soldering skills
- Easy way for making duplicate parts
* Do NOT take this class if you are allergic to shell fish!
THIS IS A ONE-OF-A-KIND OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN FROM A MASTER METALSMITH WHO SPECIALIZES IN THE UNUSUAL!
LEVEL: This is an intermediate class. Students should have basic soldering skills.
WORKSHOP - 3 Days - FRI - SAT - SUN: 9:30am - 5:00pm
CLASS FEES - $495 Due at Registration (non-taxable)
MATERIALS FEES - $195 Due 30 days prior to the class (taxable)
(PROMO CODES DO NOT APPLY TO NATIONAL INSTRUCTOR WORKSHOPS.)
Janet Alexander - Technical Blah, Blah and Personal Bio:
Janet is an accomplished metal artist living in Ruidoso New Mexico and author with her work shown in museums across Texas and published in books and magazines. She is a recipient of the 2015 Saul Bell Design Award as a finalist. Her work and articles are published in American Craft Magazine, Metal clay Artist Magazine, Contemporary Metal Clay Rings, Metal Clay 101 for Beaders, and in New Directions: Powder Metallurgy in a Sheet Metal World. She has written tutorials for Metal Clay Artist Magazine and Kalmbach publishing. Additionally, a newly published book (as of August 2012), Metal Clay in Color features her tutorial on carving metal clay and using alcohol inks.
She has over 40 years experience in jewelry metal arts as a bench jeweler, designer, and instructor. She teaches at national conventions including: Art Unraveled, AdornMe, Interweave Bead Fest , Metal Clay Conferences, and many other venues. She appeared on HGTV Crafters Coast to Coast and That’s Clever demonstrating her lost wax casting and wax carving techniques. Janet has a BFA in Metals from the University of North Texas and has studied metal working with several Master Jewelers. She has GIA certification in diamond grading and stone setting. Additionally, she has certification in Precious Metal Clay with Rio Grande, Crossover Certification with Art Clay, and is a PMC Connection Senior Instructor and Technical Adviser for the PMC Connection.
Lunch: Bring your own or grab a bite next door at Hatch 5 Market!
Visit Janet's Website: http://www.janetalexander.net
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