Metals Week | Studio Luna Verde | Gleam: an Earring Class | Thursday, September 17, 2020 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

$175.00

Secure your seat in Ace McCasland’s class (aka Studio Luna Verde). Class size is limited, and you don’t want to miss out – this is one instructor you don’t want to slip by you this coming fall!

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Description

Title of Class: gleam – a venture into contrast and movement

Date of Class: September 17, 2020

Number of hours of class: 6

Time: 9:00 am until 4:00 pm

Maximum number of students: 9

(due to AZ gathering restrictions)

Level: beginner, intermediate

Type: Technique

Gleam – a steady but subdued shining; a glow.

I love contrast, and explore the concept in my own work by contrasting raw, organic, dark metal with faceted, sometimes sparkling stones that I call “ironic bling”.

On this day, if you joined us for the previous classes, you will have an option of continuing our venture into prong setting, or try your hand at bezel setting, as we create some ironic bling that will gleam from your lobes. You can go simple, or sublime, depending on your skill level. We will add elements to create wonderful movement, and should time allow, try our hand at different hinge options that allow your

creation to dance and sway.

Kit Fee: $95** (payable to Vivi Magoo at start of class)

**Kit fee may vary due to fluctuating prices of precious metals.

Included in kit

two faceted gemstones or cabochons (variety depends on availability)

1.5” x 1” / 22g sterling silver sheet

2’ / 16g sterling silver wire

3’ / 18g sterling silver wire

6” / 20g sterling silver wire

bezel wire

knife edge pumice wheel with mandrel

snap on sanding discs mandrels

wire solder

3M polishing paper

#55 drill bit

bronze bitlets

silver tubing for hinge option

the following will be available for use in class

*safe distance markers on classroom flooring

*Face mask for each student

*Hand sanitizer for each student

*Disinfectant for each workspace

*Vivi Magoo will provide these for our students, and you are invited to bring additional supplies for your personal use as well.

Complete soldering stations – one per student at safely distanced classroom workbenches

soldering platforms

annealing pan and pumice

heat safe surface

torches/tips

fuel

flux

quench bowls

pickle containers

patina containers

heating sources for pickle and patina

pickle

LOS

Dawn dish detergent

paper towels

Containers for water

table protection

flex shafts – one for each student bench

Student Supply List

*Face mask

*Disposable gloves

*Hand sanitizer

*Disinfectant for workspace

*Vivi Magoo will provide these for our students, and you are invited to bring additional supplies for your personal use as well.

soldering pick

hard charcoal soldering block (approximately 5”x2-1/2”)

old long-nose pliers for use when soldering

cross lock tweezers

copper tongs – 2 pair – one each for pickle and patina

fine point tweezers or natural hair paintbrush for placing solder

jewelers saw and blades (#2/0 – #4/0)

cut lube or wax for burs

bench pin / 3” or 4” C-Clamp to secure bench pin (tables vary in thickness)

pliers – flat nose, chain nose, round nose

flush cutters

metal shears

miter vise/jig

steel bench block and something to soften sound from blows (rubber block, for example)

chasing hammer

ball peen hammer

rawhide hammer or nylon mallet

files – hand files and needle files

sanding sticks and/or sandpaper (220-320 grit)

scribe

center punch

sharpie

scissors

ruler (with mm reading helpful)

prong pusher (i will also have optional prong setting pliers available for sale)

bezel rocker / burnisher

sterling silver scrap (wire, sheet, whatever you have, and you don’t need much)

safety glasses

ear protection – it can get loud!

magnifiers/Optivisor

*Vivi Magoo will provide these for our students, and you are invited to bring additional supplies for your personal use as well.

Optional Supply List

extra silver wire of varying gauges extra silver sheet

worklight (preferably battery-operated)

your own favorite tools

Instructor Email Address: studiolunaverde@hotmail.com

Instructor Website: www.studiolunaverde.com