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Cosmic Bangle

  • B180612
  • Instructor: Sarah Thompson
  • Class Type: Metal
  • Date: Thu. June 7
  • Time: 8:30am-3:30pm (1 hr break) (6 hours)
  • Skill Level: All levels
  • Maximum Class Size: 20
  • Class Fee : $204.00
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Make a delicate bangle using wire weaving techniques. The class will begin with an in-depth focus on the modified Soumak weave, with tips on how to make your weave tighter and more consistent. This will lay the foundation needed to have better success in more complex wire weaving. In addition, we will go over the basics on how to use a chasing hammer to flair out the wire, how to use a torch to ball up wire ends, and how to sculpt your woven strips for more dimension.
Students will Learn:
Modified Soumak weave, forging, simple torch work, how to sculpt your wire weave.
Project completion:
Project will be completed in class
Minimum Age Requirement:
At least 16 years old.
Supplies to Bring:
Anvil pillow, awl, bench block, chasing hammer, cutters, leather-tipped ring clamp, magnifiers, masking tape, metal files, Optivisors, permanent marker (pointed).
Chainnose, flatnose standard, roundnose.
Materials in Kit:
12-gauge sterling silver wire; 18-, 28-gauge fine-silver wire; practice wire; choice of freshwater pearls; 2 kumihimo bobbins; popsicle stick.
One seat per person per class.
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