Thursday, January 7, 2010

metalsmithing day workshops

these are from one of the most fun day workshops I hosted at the studio in 2009...the workshop was Tube Setting.
it's always important to me that (in addition to learning the skill) everyone has a completed piece to take home.

we started with a flattened nugget of recycled silver scrap,
soldeded a ring to the back, soldered on a tube
(a couple friends added some creative little ebmellishments),
drilled a seat for the stone with a setting bur,
burnished the tube down to set the stone
and VIOLA!
magic with metal.
a silver pendant with a sparkly gem.
anyone can do it, really.

come join me, more workshops are coming in 2010

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