In this one day workshop learn all the possibilities in creating unique designs using dies to create dimension in your work. You will make one die from a shape you design. We will explore the use of pancake dies for production work. The final exploration for this workshop is discovering texture and design elements using impression dies.
We have three different hydraulic presses in the Studio. We will be using all of them for this workshop, and they are available for use during Open Studio Time.
A $20 Kit Fee is included in your tuition. It covers the cost of the acrylic slab and saw blades for your custom die.
Materials for 1 bracelet:
Paper & pencil for sketching
6”x12” 20g Brass or Copper for multiple samples with dies
Sterling Silver if desired for making a finished piece
Hard, medium, soft solder OPTIONAL if you want a finished piece
Bring your Metalsmithing toolbox, including the following items: