Prerequisite: Metalsmithing 1 or equivalent

 

Botanical accents in jewelry are a continuing trend. In this 2-day workshop, you will learn to create detailed botanical embellishments in sterling silver without the need for casting!

 

Toyoko, a licensed PMC instructor, will guide you through creating your embellishments using a torch-fired PMC process and will discuss what to look for when creating these delicate details. Once you have learned the basics, this process is easy to replicate in your own studio.

 

Students will create a larger form, connecting and combining multiple elements together, and will finish the workshop by creating a sterling silver pin or pendant featuring your detailed botanicals.

 

A Materials Kit (a $50 value)  is included in your tuition and contains: brushes, leaves/organic materials, oxidizer, polishing paper and polishing sponge pads, 2x6" strip of 24ga Sterling silver sheet, 16ga Sterling silver wire, CZs

 

MATERIALS & TOOLS:

Bring your metalsmithing toolbox including the following items: 

  • PMC3 Silver Clay, 15g (Rio Grande #100714)
  • PMC3 Silver Paste, 15g (Rio Grande #100716)
  • Jeweler’s saw frame, 3/0 or 4/0 blades and beeswax
  • Hard, medium, and easy silver solder
  • Polishing cloth (part of an old t-shirt works great)
  • Round nose pliers
  • Fine Brass Wire Bristle Brush (Rio Grande #113172)
  • OPTIONAL: Sterling Silver Chain, 16-18" long (or longer) if making a pendant

 

12 Contact Hours

    Advanced Botanicals: Tue & Wed, Aug 30–31

    SKU: 021424
    $260.00Price
    • Metalsmithing 1 or equivalent