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XOXO Stamped cell Silver Line Fold Bracelet Friday, August 2, 9:00 AM  
April Bower $145  
This workshop is 6 hours.

Student Level: All levels
Type of Workshop: Process & Project
Prerequisite: need some hand-strength / endurance for hammering
Workshop Category: Jewelry, Metal-working

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Create a stunning silver bracelet packed with texture and interest.

Practicing in copper or brass to learn the basics, you will quickly move on to your fine silver bracelet with line folds, stamping, annealing, synclastic and anticlastic forming, patinas to wear home your masterpiece. Assistant Renee Garver will be onboard to help guide you.

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

  • $90.00* includes:
  • 6.5" x 3" 24 g copper
  • 6.5" x 3" 24 g fine silver sheets for bracelets. You can pre-order ahead of scheduled class, (by July 1st 2019), a longer length for those who have a larger than average wrist size (which is a 6" bracelet blank ) for the cost of the extra metal. I add 1/2" to what you normally need due to the folds, which result in shortened length.
    *Price may need adjusting for significant change in silver spot price closer to class time or web posting

Instructor Provided (for use in-class, and to share):

  • anvils/ bench blocks
  • torches & fuel
  • vises / clamps
  • pliers
  • hammers / mallets
  • many stamps
  • opening tools
  • bracelet mandrels
  • patina
  • scratch brush
  • pickle, copper tongs
  • steel wool

Student should bring:

  • Safety glasses
  • Rag
  • Sharpie pen

Suggested:

  • anvil or bench block
  • leather or rubber mallet
  • planishing hammer or very smooth metal hammer to confirm folds with out much marring
  • your fav texture / design stamps (not hammer) like this: Design stamp
  • chasing hammer
  • confirming pliers if you own some like these: confirming pliers
  • Seaming Pliers 3.5" like these: Seaming Pliers
  • Flat nose pliers


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 Jewelry Supply store when you arrive at ARTU19, 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.

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


Some workshops may require that you bring paints or supplies that you may not presently possess. If you'd like to place an advance order for paints or supplies for pick-up at the on-site Mixed Media store when you arrive at ARTU19, contact:

Beach Flea Market

Email your order to: beachfleamarket@sonic.net
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call: 707-486-6262


Questions: AprilBowerJewelry@gmail.com
Website: AprilBower.com