BJS: Texture & Patinas [907]


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.

This class will experiment various techniques for adding texture to metal such as roller printing and hammering. We will also discuss and add patinas to surfaces and find ways to highlight and emphasize the textures on jewelry.

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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Students will have the opportunity to try their hand at modifying an old hammer and create a signature texture for their collection. Then using this hammer and a variety of other hammers, we will experiment with various textures and finishes on metal.

Class will also review how to use the rolling mill to impress texture, pattern, etc. onto the surface of metal. Students are encouraged to bring in old ribbon, fabric, stencils, etc. to impress onto metals surfaces. Using samples from class; we will review liver of sulfur patinas for copper, brass and silver.

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.

Students are also encouraged to purchase an inexpensive ball peen hammer or bring in an old hammer from home or Goodwill, etc. that we will modify.

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.

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