Bend and shape your thinking of quilling metal with this introductory class into the ancient form of filigree. We will play with many shapes and sizes of wire including: twisting and flattening wire that resembles the traditional filigree wire, experimenting with flat bezel wire, and fusing round wire onto sheet.
You will have the opportunity to finish a pendant that will be inspired by the French ironworks and paper quilling. Twist and curl the metal to your will during this two-day introductory workshop into quilling metal into delicate shapes and patterns that will resemble the delicate filigree technique.
Bring your Metalsmithing toolbox, including the following items:
Double round pliers (round nose pliers)
Bezel mandrel (the Studio has several to lend)
Ring mandrel (the Studio has several to lend)
Half round pliers
Hand drill (egg beater style hand drill, click HERE for the link)
Nylon jaw pliers
Saw and fine blades (also beeswax or synthetic blade lubricant)
Brush for applying solder
Common tools needed for metalsmithing
$40 Kit Fee (Included in your tuition) The Kit includes:
round, square, and flat copper, silver, and fine silver wire