DEBBIE CARDWELL, DOUBLE LOVE PENDANT

From: $377.65

CLASS DESCRIPTION:

Learn how to make two pendants that attach to one another with handmade jump rings. We will jazz it up using decorative bezel wire, decorative gallery wire, gold or silver balls (I will cover how to make these!) and mixed metals (sterling silver, brass or copper wire and sheet metal). You will also learn how to hand twist two pieces of wire to make a braid that can be used to decorate your bezel or used as jump rings. You will learn various ways to solder (sweat soldering, using paste solder) small decorative elements requiring heat/torch control. Various strategic soldering set ups will be covered that will help you successfully do multiple soldering operations on one piece. You will learn not only how to make a bezel for your cabochon but also how to make that bezel look professional. We will also learn how to fix any soldering mistakes and finish those pieces so they’re ready for an Instagram worthy photo! In addition, we will make an S-shaped clasp along with extender chain using handmade jump rings. You may purchase leather cord and sterling silver end caps to make a leather chain for your pendant(optional) or you may bring your own chain.

PREREQUISITE: Advanced Beginner Class. Some previous soldering experience with a micro-torch required. There are multiple soldering operations involved in this project and we will practice heat/torch control.

Find out more about Debbie Cardwell here.
Instructor website: DCDesignsJewelryShop.com
Instructor email: DCDesigns17@gmail.com

DATES & TIMES
August 13 & 14, 2022.  9:00am to 5:00pm
*IMPORTANT: Please scroll to August > then select the first class date to book*

Description

LOCATION: Multiplicity Studio (please see below for address and contact info)

WORKSHOP FEE: $377.65 (including $21.65 Kit Fee)

KIT FEE & WHAT IT INCLUDES: $20 (+$1.65 tax) = $21.65

Instructor will provide a kit that will contain the following: Three feet of copper wire for making hand twisted, braided wire for embellishments or jump rings, three gold balls for embellishment, some “scrap” sterling silver for making silver balls, sandpaper for finishing, dental floss to help set your cabochon stones. There will also be some additional supplies provided by instructor for use by the class, see below.

Students must provide the following supplies* (click to download PDF version):

Additional Information:

  • Bring a sack lunch or be prepared to make an order for delivery. A refrigerator and water cooler are available for student use.
  • Studio Rules: Closed-toe shoes are required. Do not wear loose clothing that could get caught in rotary tools. Wear long hair tied back.
  • Lodging information: KATY AREA HOTELS

VISITING ARTIST WORKSHOP CANCELLATION POLICY If minimum enrollment is not met at least 30 days prior to the start date, the Visiting Artist may cancel the workshop. In this instance, all paid students will be fully refunded. If students cancel their enrollment 60 or more days from the start date of a paid Visiting Artist workshop, they will receive a full refund minus $75 cancellation fees. Cancellations within 59 or fewer days from the start date of a paid Visiting Artist workshop will not be refunded.