Learn a variety of unique designs that allow for dimensional surface relief, including hinges and creative layering with portholes and rolled openings, use of patinas, embossing, colored pencils and paints. Copper and brass sheet metal, and an assortment of found objects will be used to construct your pieces, with endless options for assembling. Bezels and a variety of other cold connections will be covered. Bring your ideas and small items to incorporate into your personal jewelry expression in this fun, fast-paced class.
Mary Hettmansperger teaches jewelry, basketry, metals and mixed materials across the U. S., in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and Singapore, for guilds and conferences. Her work is seen in numerous publications, and she has written and illustrated 4 books: Fabulous Woven Jewelry; Wrap, Stitch, Fold & Rivet; Mixed Metal Jewelry Workshop; and Heat, Color, Set & Fire. Based in IN, Mary’s newest venture is Gallery 64, a creative space that includes art, cooking classes and more. www.maryhetts.com
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