April Bower | Fold Over Bracelets – An Anticlastic Event | Friday, June 10th, 2016 | 9 am until 4 pm


Using a fusion of techniques to create a pair of 3 dimensional , anticlastic cuff bracelets. First in copper, making use of the wonderful coloring options copper offers. A second one in sterling/bimetal. Learn about working with Bi-Metal, as well as texturing, burned edges, anticlastic forming and folding, soldering and patina, This workshop has it all!  Team teaching with qualified assistant Renee Garver.

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Instructor: April Bower

Date of Class: 06/10/2016

Time: 9:00 am until 4:00 pm

Class Fee: $145

Kit Fee: $45 depending on spot silver market near class time (payable to instructor at class time)

Kit Fee Includes: 

1″ x 11″ each 24g Copper sheet

24g Sterling/brass bi metal sheet

includes use of tools and equipment to create your bracelets

Instructor will have the following for use in class:

Torches & fuel

Flux & solder


Copper tongs



Anticlastic forming tools




Scratch brush

Green scratch cloth

Steel wool

Flex shaft

Drill press

Polishing lathe

Student Supply List:

Metal shears (French style preferred)

Files and sanding sticks for finishing edges

Favorite finishing tools/wheels

Safety glasses

Suggested Optional Supplies:

Small bench block

Clamp on bench pin

Favorite texturing hammer

Nylon cross peen forming hammers, medium to large size

If you have one of my wood sinusoidal stakes, bring it

Your own Dremel or rotary tool for drilling/clean up

Soldering pick and tweezers

Regular hand tools (pliers, dividers, ruler, file) – will allow you to make best use of your time and be more creative.

Optivisor or magnification

*Contact instructor with questions about tools or materials.

Additional Class Comments

This bracelet is fantastic in sterling if you would like to supply your own. Contact instructor for suggestions.

Instructor Email Address: AprilBowerJewelry@gmail.com

Instructor Website: AprilBower.com


*Online and Onsite*
Ann Hammes
(480) 614-3803

Phone or email Ann with your list of supplies, and she will take care of the rest! 

No stress! 

Everything will be ready and waiting for you when you arrive at the Beach.

And, she will be set up at the hotel during our retreat 
for your shopping convenience.

*We try to think of everything to make your retreat more enjoyable*