April Bower | KISS: Keep It Super Simple | Tuesday, February 4, 2020 | 6 pm until 9 pm

$85.00

A 3 hour challenge to take a 1″ x6″ strip of 26G  Argentium sterling and make 4 (or more if you like small) pair of earrings out of it with no waste of material. Shapes  & Texture will be the focal with some forming. Sometimes you just need to create fast and simple, but these can be the beginnings of layered or embellished pieces as well.

one stamped texture,

one roller printed texture,

one hammer texture,

one more texture of your choice

Minimal tools required.

***Qualified assistant Renee Garver will be there to facilitate***

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Description

Instructor: April Bower

Date of Class: 02/04/2020

Time: 6 pm until 9 pm

Class Fee: $85

Level: All

Type: A Project and Technique Workshop

Kit Fee: $25* (payable to instructor at class time)

* may need adjustment due to metals price change

Kit Fee Includes

6″ Argentium Sterling strip

earring findings  or 20g wire to make your own

steel wool and Pro polish pad

Kit fee includes consumables ( fuel, solder, flux, patina, drill bits, binding wire etc) and use of tools and equipment to create a studio for you where there is none.

torches for annealing

soldering stations

3rd hands

pickle

Flux

patina

scratch brush

rolling mill  and texturing materials

polishing lathe

3m radial discs,

flex shaft, burs

drill press, drills

belt sander

cross peen hammers,

texturing hammers

texture stamps

chasing hammers

rubber & leather mallets for shaping

dimplers

sand bag  & wood forming blocks

nylon forming mallets

Instructor will have the following for use in class:

torches for annealing

soldering stations

3rd hands

pickle

Flux

patina

scratch brush

rolling mill  and texturing materials

polishing lathe

3m radial discs,

flex shaft, burs

drill press, drills

belt sander

cross peen hammers,

texturing hammers

texture stamps

chasing hammers

rubber & leather mallets for shaping

dimplers

sand bag  & wood forming blocks

nylon forming mallets

Student Supply List

small bench block

metal shears

ruler or straight edge

chain nose pliers

Sharpie, fine point

sanding stick

safety glasses

Optional Supply List

If you have these so you can work faster or more efficiently, or so you don’t have to share:

chain nose pliers

favorite texturing hammer and or stamps

hole punch pliers

dimplers

straight edge /scribe

sliding pock gauge to measure or dividers

Your usual hand tools: ruler, pliers, etc

optivisor or magnification

Work light and extension cord

Additional Class Comments

 I will have a few of all needed tools to share for those who cannot bring required items.Qualified assistant Renee Garver will be there to facilitate.

Instructor Email Address: AprilBowerJewelry@gmail.com

Instructor Website: AprilBower.com

 

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PRE-ORDER YOUR CLASS SUPPLIES TODAY!

Many of our students have asked us to help streamline the process of gathering their supplies and tools for classes, and we have come up with a way we think will work for you.

SJ Jewelry Supply in Phoenix is owned and operated by a wonderful family, headed by Mario Morales. His wife, Erika, and son, Steven, round out the staff, and they are excited to help make gathering your supplies easy and stress free. We guarantee they will make life easier for you! No kidding!

Here’s how it will work….

  • Once you have determined what you will need for each class, send an email with your request for products and/or tools to SJ Jewelry Supply
    • Go to our website, open the class description for each of the classes in which you are enrolled, scroll down to the section “Student Supplies,” cut and paste the items you want to purchase into an email to Mario.
    • Here’s their email address mailto:info@sjjewelrysupply.com
  • When they receive your email, they will send you a return email acknowledging receipt of your request
    • In this email, they will instruct you about payment methods 
  • Once your order is filled, they will send you a second email with confirmation stating your order is complete
    • Included in this email, they will give you instructions on how to pick up your orders upon arrival in Tucson

 Sound easy? We think it’s going to help take the stress out of preparing for classes!

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