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Now That's A Jig! Presents: DancingTeacup Alphabet

  • B170154
  • Instructor: Judy Menting
  • Class Type: General
  • Date: Tue. June 6
  • Time: 8:00am-noon (4 hours)
  • Skill Level: All levels
  • Maximum Class Size: 12
  • Class Fee: $157.00
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Description:
These swirly alphabet letters are fun and will set your teacups to dancing when they spin off the best stationary wire jig around! Judy’s revolutionary 9-pin design grid makes it easy for even brand new users to create individual letters; or experienced jiggers to go into production mode, moving quickly from letter to letter with minimal transition time.
Students will Learn:
Experience for yourself two systems that make it easy to create these gorgeous letters in different gauges: Judy’s DancingTeacup vellum pattern templates so you can make consistently repeatable designs, and Brenda Schweder’s Now That’s a Jig! system. Learn clever construction methods that speed up your work and reduce stress on your hands, inspired by Judy’s work as a physical therapist turned jewelry designer; super fast measurement methods; effective use of the swivel lock and peg system to make consistent shapes and easy spirals; how to use the pattern templates for design and inspiration; and Judy’s not-so-secret recipes for steel wire cleaning and polishing!
Project completion:
Project will be completed in class
Minimum Age Requirement:
At least 16 years old.
Supplies to Bring:
Bench block, flush-cut wire cutters, hammer, metal files, reading glasses, task lamp. Bring pliers and cutters that are suitable for steel wire, which can mar or corrode your tools made for nonferrous wires.
Pliers:
Chainnose, flatnose standard, roundnose.
Materials in Kit:
Dark annealed steel wire, use of Now That's a Jig! system including jig and pegs, DancingTeacup vellum pattern templates, sanding and polishing pads, consumables for sealing wire, display pages for finished alphabet.
Limit:
One seat per person per class.
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