Recycled China Pendant Workshop (2 day class)
Saturday, March 4, 2023 11am- 3pm AND Sunday, March 5, 2023 11am-2pm
Workshop Fee: $215.00+tx
Materials: Metals provided. Bring your own plate choices, please.
Tools: provided. Many.
Lab Fee: included.
Lesson Style: Hands-on project based, lecture and demonstration learning.
Skill Level: Beginner, Beginner +
Technique: various: sawing and piercing, forming, annealing, texturing, soldering, drilling, stone setting, finishing and polishing, and how to add patina.
Have you been saving broken China or a favorite plate in hopes to someday make something special with it? I can help you with that! Bring your stash of broken China here and I’ll show you how to turn some into jewelry!
In this two-day workshop you will learn how to cut and prepare your China for use, how to create and solder a fine silver bezel and create a sterling silver setting, how to set your cabochon, and how finish the piece. We’ll also cover drilling, reshaping and grinding the plate part, personal safety in the studio and with tools. This will be a relaxed class with plenty of discussion, demonstration. You’ll plan your project by sketching-an important step when creating any design where resources are limited and, in my opinion, a good practice. Don’t worry if you feel you “can’t draw” as these marks are only a way to convey to yourself a plan of action. Simple or embellished, your piece will surely be one of a kind!
Additional Materials/silver sheet and wire available for purchase if you wish to venture outside of the scope of project or create an additional piece. A small plate selection will be available to cut from.
Please bring an N95 mask for sanding, cutting and grinding of your China, especially if you are unsure whether your pottery or China lead free glaze so that you can sand and cut your cabochon safely. Some of the power tools you may use are, butane torch, tile saw, drill press, grinders, flex-shafts, jeweler’s saw, files and finishing.
The studio has a limited supply of additional metals and sterling silver chain for separate purchase. You are welcome to bring a bagged lunch/snack.
When registering online be sure to add a valid email so I can send a welcome letter, waiver, parking info and weather-related cancellation updates that may arise. Snow Date will be posted in your welcome letter.
*Photo (c)2021 Kelly Ann Makuch Does not necessarily reflect the project being made in class.