Prerequisite: Metalsmithing 1

 

Have you ever wanted to add gold to a piece of jewelry? In this workshop students will learn how to fuse gold to sterling silver to make Bi-Metal. Students will fuse 22k and 18ky gold onto sterling silver using a torch. Earrings will be created from the Bi-metal. Students will also learn how to make posts for earrings, french wires and earrings with a hinge element.

 

MATERIALS KIT FEE:  $65 plus the cost of Gold ($130–$160 based on how much the student uses)

The Materials Kit is in addition to tuition and is payable to the instructor. Kit includes : Sterling silver, cutoff wheel & mandrel, tools, detailed handouts along with other materials and tools needed to make their project. 

 

MATERIALS & TOOLS

Students are responsible for bringing the following tools & materials

  • 14ga round wire, 6 inches
  • 20ga round wire, 14 inches
  • Silver Solder in Hard, Medium and Easy 
  • Cash or check for materials kit*
  • Solder pick
  • Jewelry metal files (suggested files below, bring what you have)
    • coarse (I like #00 flat or Habilis/Half-Round)
    • medium (I like #2 flat)
    • fine (I like #4 flat-Half round)
    • needle files (my go to is #3 and #5 flat-Half-round)
  • Sanding sticks (320 grit, 400 grit)
  • Jewelry Saw, 2/0 Blades and wax
  • Safety glasses
  • Caliper
  • Sharpie
  • Burnisher
  • Loop 10x or optiviser
  • Pliers
    • flat and or chain nose
    • flat / half-round
    • flat/round
  • Hand shears/ snips
  • 1mm Drill bit (#61)
  • Cylinder bur
  • Other flex shaft tools for cleaning jewelry (optional)

 

Contact hours 8 

 

 

Bi-Metal Earrings: Sat, Oct 29

SKU: 020725
$185.00Price
  • Metalsmithing 1