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Imaginative Captures

  • B19M
  • Instructor: Andy Cooperman
  • Class Type: Master
  • Date: Wed.-Fri. June 5-7
  • Time: 9:00am-5:00pm (1 hr break) (21 hours)
  • Skill Level: Advanced
  • Maximum Class Size: 14
  • Class Fee : $1,175.00
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Description:
Got a stone, enamel sample, or little found treasure that’s been lying on your bench just waiting to become something special? This information-packed workshop can make that happen by helping you develop new, elegant, more fully integrated setting (capturing) solutions and break down some of the rigid walls between idea, process, and material.
Students will Learn:
We’ll loosen up and liberate the problem solver within, examine the whys along with the hows, and explore a variety of tricks, studio tips, and some really bad jokes. Among the topics demonstrated and discussed: cold connecting, caging, back setting, the flex shaft, and advanced soldering techniques.
Prerequisites:
Participants must have basic jewelry skills and a familiarity with tools and studio equipment. Required skills include drilling with the flex shaft machine, sawing, filing, silver soldering, and basic bezel setting. Students should have experience with: the rolling mill, torches, hammers, buffers, etc. Those who enroll must be able to solder unattended.
Project completion:
Project will be completed in class
Minimum Age Requirement:
At least 18 years old.
Supplies to Bring:
It is SUPER important that you bring the thing that you want to work with and around--a stone, a mineral, a bead, a button, a found object, an enamel, what have you-- since this will be what we are working with. Since each of your projects will be personally driven, there is no set list of metals. But you will need metal to work with whatever metal you think that you may wish to make one (or several) small brooches, pendants or jewelry/objects from. This can include sterling, copper, brass, bronze (even small amounts of gold). (Remember, we can always roll down thicker material.), Sheet: 18-22ga. Appox. 6 X 6, wire for riveting: Brass, copper, silver: 18 or 20 gauge round This can be handy--but not required:Clean (no solder) scrap (sterling, gold, bronze) , This can be handy to melt for wire or small amounts of sheet or simply to play with, fuse, etc., wire for possible forging or forming (if your design might include that): 8,10 or 12 ga. (We can even make wire from scrap…) Bring, If You Have: Favorite hand tools that you like to use such as: pliers, sawframe, files, hand vice, ring clamp, etc. Burnisher (curved or straight), small riveting or goldsmith’s hammer. Solder pick (if you use one), Flex shaft tools, any burs, buffs, abrasives, etc. that you might have, drills: any you have, especially: -1mm (18ga) approx. #58 -.8mm (20ga) approx. #66. Magnifiers (loupes/optivisors)—if you need them. Sawblades, 2/0, 6/0, Silver solder: wire or sheet, easy, medium and hard, Finishing materials, such as sandpapers, emery (fine or medium), 220, 400. Measuring devices (if you have or use them) MM guage or Degree guage, Sketchpad and pencil, Several objects to incorporate. Dust mask, Safety Glasses.
Materials in Kit:
Bronze sheet--if you want to try it. Stainless wire and pin materials. Separating discs and mandrels. Additional items. Contact instructor for details.
Limit:
One seat per person per class.