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Altered Surface Talismans Jewelry Wednesday, August 2, 9:00 AM  
Susan Lenart Kazmer $145  
This workshop is 6 hours.

Student Level: Intermediate
Type of Workshop: Process & Project
Prerequisite: Must have taken Wire Links: Forging with Ancient Techniques
Workshop Category: Jewelry, Metal-working

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Challenge what is commonly held notions of what is considered jewelry. Gain knowledge of my studio style, tools and techniques for altering sheet metal and incorporating personal mementos and found objects to create wearable works of art. Learn metal techniques such as hand hammering, shaping, stamping, build dimensional pieces by dapping, folding, forming and manipulation. finishing and a variety of oxidizing methods.

Add color, layer and style to your metalwork. Learn personal methods, formulas and techniques for altering, patterning and coloring the surface of sheet metal. Work with hand made traditional and nontraditional formulas to create colorful patinas and emulate artifacts from a lost civilization. Use these altered metal pieces to build a unique charm bracelet. Jewelry techniques include clean up, polishing, design, color and layout of ideas.

Kit/Materials Fee (payable to instructor at class time):

  • $25.00 includes:
  • bronze 20 gauge sheet metal
  • bronze 16 gauge wire
  • all patinas
  • jump rings
  • small link chain (unless you build one in Wire links 3 hour)
  • sandpaper

Student should bring:

  • tin snips
  • wire snips
  • needle-nose and chain-nose pliers
  • small hammer
  • anvil
  • metal file
  • (drill if you have one- 52 drill bits)


  • beads
  • tin scraps
  • found or small precious objects

Some workshops may require that you bring supplies or tools that you may not presently possess. If you'd like to place an advance order for jewelry supplies & tools for pick-up at the on-site store when you arrive at AU, contact:

SJ Jewelry Supply LLC

Please note that SJ Jewelry Supply has an extensive selection of products but not all of them may appear on their website. If in doubt about the availability of any product, a simple phone call will get you the information that you desire.

Email your order to: info@sjjewelrysupply.com
call: 602-956-0189

Questions: slenartkazmer@gmail.com
Website: susanlenartkazmer.net