April Bower | The Water’s Edge Bracelet | Monday, January 31, 2022 | 9 am until 4:30 pm
Using fused dust and wire textures in Argentium silver, Students will create a unique anticlastic formed bracelet in Argentium Sterling with heat sculpted edge.
Combine this workshop with the “Waters Edge Ring” workshop for the ultimate comprehensive educational package.
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Instructor: April Bower
Dates of Class: Monday, January 31, 2022
Class Fee: $185
Level: intermediate, must be comfortable with a torch
Type: A Project and Technique Workshop
Kit Fee: $95* (payable to instructor on morning of class)
*may need adjustment due to the fluctuation of metal prices
Kit Fee Includes:
20g Argentium Sterling approx. 1”x6” (this makes wedge shape bracelet 6” in length)
16g Argentium Round Wire – 1 ½’. Will use some for ball granules
14g Argentium wire 6” – for ball granules
You will use trimmings from sheet for your dust texture
Containers for dust & granules
#0000 steel wool & pro pad polish square.
All equipment and expendables to do the project and create a studio where none exists in a hotel setting!
INSTRUCTOR WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING FOR USE IN CLASS
Fuel/ oxygen torch for melting edges,
Eurotool Handyflame butane torch/ fuel
Clean flat Solderite board (preferred) or newish charcoal block to fuse on
VISE to hold stakes for anticlastic forming
End hook and or large sinusoidal stake for anticlastic forming
Nylon cross peen hammer
Polished planishing hammer or similar for flattening granules
Coarse file & vise grip pliers for creating dust
Bracelet mandrel or anvil horn for bracelet shaping
Yellow liquid flux or similar; like Rhondas Purple flux
Soldering station with pickle /solder etc
A few basic studio tools: of saws, side cutters flex shaft, pliers etc.to share
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
Bring your personal tool kit with pliers/jewelers saw/blades/ ruler/ side cutters/ shears/ file/Coarse large file/ a newish flat charcoal block to create granules on. Polished hammer to flatten granules would be nice.
Additional Class Comments
I will a have a few of all necessary tools to share for those that forget something.
April’s Contact Info
Instructor Email Address: AprilBowerjewelry@gmail.com
Instructor Website: www.aprilbower.com