Diane Cook | Rustic Fare: Fused Fine Silver | Saturday, February 4th, 2017 | 9 am until 4 pm


Have you been waiting to learn how to fuse heavy gauge fine silver wire?  If so, this class is for you!

Today you will begin that long awaited journey, as you design various styles of earrings, bangles, and chain bracelet.  I will teach you how to heat fine silver wire to that “just perfect point”, where fusing becomes complete and results in beautiful ear and arm adornments.

Mind you, my style of fused fine silver is what I like to call “rustic”, so I do hope you’ll find this look to be yours as well.  I have no doubt you’ll fall in love with this technique, as it lends itself to such fulfilling results!

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Instructor: Diane Cook

Date of Class: 02/04/2017

Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Student Level: All

Type (project-oriented or techniques-oriented): Project-oriented

Class Fee: $145

Kit Fee: $10 (payable to instructor at class time and includes the use of the following tools):

Class Handout & Synthetic Steel Wool

Torching/Soldering Stations that will include:

Micro Torches/Butane Fuel/Heat resistant surface

Metal Design Stamps

Brass & Texturing Hammers

Finishing Polish, Pads, Synthetic Steel Wool & Patina Solutions

Face Masks & Disposable Gloves


Soldering Blocks, Heat Resistant Surface, Quenching Bowls & Pliers

Safety Glasses

Bangle Gauge


Student Supply List:  

Silver needed for rustic “fine silver links”:

Fine Silver Round Wire, 12-14 gauge (amount depends the amount of links you want to make in class.  (Each link is approx. 8-9mm x the size of your wrist)

Silver needed for rustic “fine silver bangles”:

Fine Silver Round Wire, 10-12 gauge (amount depends on the number you’d like to make & your bangle/wrist size)

Silver needed for ear wires:

Sterling Silver Round Wire, 20 gauge (each ear wire set range from 3”-8”)

Fine Silver Round Wire, 24-22 gauge, 1’ (optional:  If you want to add decorative ball end to wrap a pair of your hoops)

Double Flush Cutters, example: K.H. Lee Brand

Foam Sanding Block or Pad, Fine or 320 grit

Pliers, round-nose, chain-nose, flat-nose

Bail Making Pliers or these

Jewelry File, #2 half-round or flat

Ball Peen Hammer & Rawhide Mallet

Steel Bench Block & Rubber Bench Block

Wire Rounder Set or Cup Bur

Black Permanent Markers, Ultra-Fine

Ruler or Tape Measure


Optional Supply List:

Metal Hole Punch, 1.25 or 1.5mm

Pearl Drops or Gemstone briolettes (top drilled, or your preference)

Sterling Silver Round Wire, 24-26 gauge (for additional earring dangles-match hole size)

Work Light

Ear Plugs & Optivisors (if needed)

Instructor Email Address: rosajosies@yahoo.com

Instructor Website: www.rosaandjosies.net