Tuesday, September 9, 2008

JEWELRY BASICS CLASS

Hi Creative ONes
I will be holding a class on basic wire techniques at my home studio in Torrance California this Sunday Sept.14th from 11:30a-5ish. You will learn a ton of basic jewelry techniques to get you started on your way to jewelry construction. Learn how to make jump rings, connecters, clasps, earring hooks, spirals, head and eye pins and more. Here is a list of supplies needed:


Student Supplies:

Pliers ( I use Lindstrom from riogrande.com) NO TEETH on the pliers. Bring only jewelers pliers
Round nose
Large round nose
Flat nose
Chain nose
Flush wire cutter

Wire: brass, copper, dead soft sterling silver or *dark annealed steel wire in following gauges:
5ft 24 gauge
5ft 22 gauge
3ft 20 gauge
3ft 18 gauge
3ft 16 gauge (dead soft sterling silver wire only)
*Dark annealed steel wire only comes in 19 gauge and can be found at Ace Hardware
Optional: steel bench block, chasing hammer, polishing cloth, jewelers files

Okay, I hope to meet you~

1 comment:

Steph said...

California is a long way from here! ;)
The bracelet is beautiful!