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Prerequisites: All metalsmithing levels welcome


Who doesn’t want to add a little color to their jewelry, or maybe your own patterns and images? This workshop focuses on Deb's technique for drawing on metal with colored pencils. Learn to add color and excitement to your work with her special technique.

In this 3-day workshop you can expect to finish at least one pendant and several sample pieces. Fabrication techniques will be covered as time allows.

***An optional Cuttlebone Casting session will be held the Thursday and Friday directly prior to this workshop for anyone interested in casting a unique workpiece to draw on for this workshop. If you do not choose to participate in the cuttlebone casting, please arrive with completed workpieces to draw on.


By enrolling in this workshop, you agree to our Master Series Cancellation & Refund policies.


Students are responsible for bringing materials listed below to the workshop; please plan in advance, as supply chain issues may impact the availability of some metals. We do have some tools available for use at the studio, bring what you already have.



Please bring your metalsmithing toolbox including the following:

  • Prismacolor Premier Soft Core Pencils; they must be “Premier Soft Core” because
    these are the wax-based pigment. 

  • 3x6" piece of 22ga copper

  • 3x6" piece of 22ga brass or sterling silver (for pins, pendants, earrings–optional) 

  • X-acto knife and blades

  • Jeweler's Saw frame

  • Saw blades #4/0

  • Lubricant for saw blades

  • Needle Files

  • 1 sheet 80 grit Sandpaper

  • Pliers (Round/Flat/etc.)

  • Ultra flush cutters

  • Tweezers

  • Magnifying glasses or Optivisor (if needed)

  • Half Round file #2 Swiss file (6” or 8”, not a needle file)

  • Chain Nose Pliers

  • Rivet Hammer

  • Non-marring hammer (delron, rawhide, etc.)

  • Steel Burnisher

  • Center Punch

  • Sketch pad

  • Pencil

  • Scissors

  • Used (heavily used is best) tooth brushes and a soft cloth such as t-shirt fabric 



  • There are no refunds or credits for Master Series Workshops.

  • By enrolling in a Master Series workshop, you affirm your acceptance of our no refunds policy and represent to us that you possess the appropriate skills to comply with the prerequisites.  

  • Check your calendar carefully and choose wisely before enrolling. 

  • DJS cannot issue a credit or refund as all tuition received goes toward travel expenses, lodging, workshop materials and commitment to the instructor. 

Please contact us with any questions you might have.


See more of Deb's work at


Deb Karash • Drawing on Metal: Sat–Mon, Aug 31–Sept 2

SKU: 025979
  • All metalsmithing levels welcome 

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