In this workshop you will learn how to make your own tubing from a sheet of metal, and how to create a spiculum necklace with tube setting and a fabricated clasp.
Basic metalsmithing skills (filing, sawing, soldering, hammering) are required for this workshop. You should know how to use a torch to solder and how to properly use a jeweler’s saw. Knowing how to use a Micro torch is also helpful.
Bring your Metalsmithing toolbox, including the following items:
Participants pay $70 (already included with your tuition) for the materials kit that consists of pre-cut silver sheets along with other materials and tools needed to make your spiculum necklace and clasp (see details below). You may also purchase a $9 Goldsmithing hammer after class to help make spiculums in your own studio.
Tools students need to bring:
jeweler’s saw frame
saw blades #2/0
sanding sticks in a variety of grits
coarse (teacher prefers #00 flat)
medium (teacher prefers #2 flat)
fine (teacher prefers #4 flat - 1/2 round)
needle file variety
2.5mm round faceted stone x3 (or can buy from teacher)
All the tools you can comfortably carry (flex-shaft cleaning tools, separating discs, sanding discs, fine point sharpie, files, etc.)
Clothing: follow the applicable Studio Attire, wearclosed-toed shoes and avoid wearing polyester, it can be flammable.
Materials Kit (Tools/equipment and materials/consumables instructor will supply covered by your Kit Fee):
silver for tube
silver for spiculums
silver solder hard and medium
silver for chain and clasp
other necessary tools and materials
additional - round faceted stone starting at $3 each
additional - goldsmith hammers are available for $9