BJS: Forging & Drawing Down Wire [907]

BJS F&DD

$60.00

Plus a Material/kit fee payable in cash to the instructor on the first day of class. Check the full detailed description below for the correct amount to bring! Materials will be available on the day of class.

Note: This is part of the Beginning Jewelry Series: Cold Connections & Texture. You will receive a discounted price for signing up for all 4 classes via this Link.

Requires a Minimum of 2 participants.

Students will learn the importance of changing the form of stock wire through manipulating the shape and/or thickness of wire using processes such as forming, forging, and using a draw plate.

Instructor:  Leah Meleski

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Prerequisites: All individuals must be at least 18 years old. Students should have taken a beginning jewelry metalsmithing class or have equivalent experience and be familiar with the studio.

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Description

Students will learn how to manipulate the shape and/or thickness of wire through processes such as forging as well as using a draw plate.

Forging is the art of controlled hammering to change the shape of metal, whether it be wire or thick sheet metal. Forging metal can be used both sculpturally and in smaller scale for your jewelry, adding volume to your artwork. Class will delve into the importance of manipulating stock materials when creating original art jewelry.

Tools: Students are welcome to bring their own hand tools such as files, pliers, hammers and any non-ferrous scrap metal to use for each class.

Material/Kit fee: allow $5-$10 based on materials purchased from instructor.  Fee is due in cash to the instructor on the first day of class.

Non-Ferrous MetalsIn general practice, we group the softer metals and alloys as non-ferrous as many tools used are not designed for the harder (ferrous) metals. In metallurgy, non-ferrous metals are Copper, Silver, Gold, Tin, Zinc, Nickel, Aluminum, Titanium, Palladium, Niobium, Platinum, Lead. This also includes alloys that do not contain iron (ferrite) in appreciable amounts such as Brass, Bronze, Pewter, and more.