Make Your Own Findings - 3hr class
Set your jewellery pieces apart by creating your own findings!
In this 3-hour class, students will be introduced to the silversmithing techniques required top make their own jewellery findings. They will learn how to fabricate headpins, simple drop earring wires, more complex earring wires, jump rings, a toggle clasp and an S-hook clasp. Students will drill using a flex-shaft, work with a jeweller's saw, file, solder, sand and polish their pieces. The teacher will also demonstrate how to solder ear posts for stud earrings. Soldering is done using a Gentec oxygen/propane torch.
The teacher will offer work in progress demonstrations as well as technical tips and tricks. Students will be expertly guided through every step!
Tools and materials are provided for the class (including 2 sizes of sterling silver wire for your project)
Teacher is Csilla Ekes