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Dusty Leaves; Argentium & Gold Thursday, July 30, 9:00 AM  
April Bower $145   
This workshop is 6 hours.

Student Level: All levels
Type of Workshop: Process & Project
Prerequisite: Student must have experience using a torch
Workshop Category: Jewelry, Metal-working

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Learn to use a combo of folding, 3-d forming, fusing a texture, and adding gold to create a pair of earrings and pendant with rich form and texture. Working with Argentium silver and 18k gold, these skills can be expanded and incorporated into your library of techniques and your own style. We will oxidize our leaves with Goshiba, so you will get to try a new patina/oxidizer.

Assistant Renee Garver will be on board to help guide you

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

  • $55 includes
  • 2" x 3" 24 g Argentium silver sheet
  • 18k gold for dust and granules
  • earwires sterling w/GF beads
  • *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
  • hammer/mallets
  • opening tools
  • patina
  • scratch brush
  • steel wool
  • pickle
  • copper tongs
  • bending blocks
  • seaming pliers
  • confirming pliers

Student should bring:

  • bring if you can, but I have a supply of these to share if you can't bring them
  • anvil or bench block
  • leather or rubber mallet
  • plenishing hammer or very smooth metal hammer to confirm folds without much marring
  • a 1 - 2mm (max) width chain or cable to hang your pendant on
  • ring clamp or vise grip (locking) pliers
  • chain nose pliers
  • flat nose pliers
  • metal shears
  • coarse flat file 6" or bigger with handle, #00, #0 cut, or #1 cut, (coarse as you have, for gold and silver dust) or flat bastard, 6-8" file
  • curved tip burnisher *or whatever burnisher you have
  • safety glasses
  • Sharpie pen

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


Questions: AprilBowerJewelry@gmail.com
Website: www.aprilbower.com