Scarf Candy II-Penannular Scarf/Shawl Pin Workshop!
Saturday, February 4, 2023
Workshop Fee $125.00+tx
Materials: provided. Enough to make one of each in heavy gauge silver and copper wires and sheet pieces for decorations on each if you choose to create them.
Tools and Optional Ear Protection for hammering provided.
Lab Fee: included.
Lesson Style: Project based, lecture and demonstration learning.
Skill Level: Beginner, Beginner +
Technique: Metalsmithing: various: forming, forging, annealing, texturing, soldering, sawing, finishing and polishing.
Description: Do you love to rock a scarf or shawl in the cooler months or have a friend that does? Do you want to learn new skills like soldering? Well then, longer, more advanced scarf pin workshop is perfect for you!
Celtic pins dates back a couple thousand years, but their style remains as modern and functional as it was then! They make perfect companions to a loose weave crocheted or knitted garment. They’re a friend when you need your hands free because they hold your garment in place for you! The added bonus of the attached pin part means you won’t have to worry about losing or misplacing any part of it! Need I say more?!
Join me in my home-based studio for this small group, fast-paced metalsmithing workshop where you’ll use copper and silver wires along with some sheet metal to form, hand forge, saw, file, texture, anneal with torch, create and solder components, learn how to add patina, and finish pieces of your own design! Finished pieces are roughly 2.25” in outer diameter. To become familiar with the techniques, we will create our copper piece first before moving to sterling silver.
Please note, this is a hands-on workshop using tools that require repetitive motion activities and hand strength. Those with hand, neck or back issues may wish to consult with me prior to sign up to see if the class is a good fit for you. Also, if you are of the age where you’ve heard and know what presbyopia is, you may wish to bring or invest in magnifier lens glasses. There are some inexpensive ones on Amazon that have built in head lamps. Chat me up, I’ll direct you to the kind I have. Access to the studio requires descending/climbing a full set of stairs.
Registration will close 2 days prior to the workshop. At registration, please be sure to furnish your correct email so we can send or update important information about your session. Thank you! Please bring a bagged lunch. Coffee will be available. This class will need to meet minimum of three to run.