Prerequisite: Metalsmithing 1

 

Expand your creativity and level-up your skills by learning to create bi-metal. This technique is a great way to add a touch of gold to your sterling silver jewelry!

 

In this workshop, students will learn how to fuse 22k and 18k gold onto sterling silver using a torch to make bi-metal. Each student will then design and complete 1–3 pairs of earrings once they have mastered the bi-metal technique. Students will also learn how to make posts for earrings, french wires, plus 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 Sterling Silver round wire, 6 inches
  • 20ga Sterling Silver 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 (#00 flat or Habilis/Half-Round)
    • medium (#2 flat)
    • fine (#4 flat-Half round)
    • needle files (#3 and #5 flat-Half-round)
  • Sanding sticks (320 grit, 400 grit)
  • Jewelry Saw, 2/0 Blades and beeswax
  • Safety glasses
  • Caliper
  • Sharpie
  • Burnisher
  • Loop 10x or optiviser (optional)
  • 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

 

Silver & Gold: Bi-Metal Earrings: Sat, Oct 29

SKU: 020725
$185.00Price
  • Metalsmithing 1