0 Earrings Format - Building small Boxes + fringe
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Earrings Format - Building small Boxes + fringe Friday, August 2, 9:00 AM  
Susan Lenart Kazmer $145   
This workshop is 6 hours.

Student Level: All levels
Type of Workshop: Project
Prerequisite: None
Workshop Category: Jewelry, Metal-working

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Throughout history, Talismans and prayer boxes have been worn purposely and used to enhance and bring the qualities, prayers or specific intentions imbedded into these boxes into fruition. These boxes and containers are constructed into beautiful, purposeful and wearable adornment to be carried for protection, power and love. The repetition of wearing a prayer box embeds the intentions deeply and profoundly into the wearers life.

Learn techniques of my most recent personal signature work in earring form. Learn the very practical skills of of building 3-dimensional unique sterling silver small box forms in multiple. Soldering and constructing as well as keeping intention and embedding your personal and powerful Talismans. Be prepared to open up creatively and allow yourself to create the extraordinary.

Techniques to be covered include soldering with hard, medium and EZ solder, sweat soldering, building a hollow form, piercing with jewelers saw, clean up and finish work. Explore the use symbolism using wire, thread,objects and shredded ribbon and formula for industrial patina.

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

  • $35.00 includes:
  • sterling silver 24 gauge sheet
  • bezel wire
  • 16 gauge sterling silver wire
  • threads
  • All solder and expendables

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

  • butane gas, MAPP, torch heads
  • flux
  • solder
  • annealing pan
  • paint brush
  • soldering pick
  • soldering brick
  • tweezers
  • locking tweezers
  • soldering materials

Student should bring:

  • chain and round nose pliers
  • wire snips
  • small flat file 01 or similar
  • jeweler's saw, 03 blade (or close)
  • bench pin
  • awl


  • magnifiers
  • small non asbestos soldering pad
  • locking 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.

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

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