Learn a variety of metal fabrication techniques to create textured art jewelry, including fold-forming metal, cutting, filing, stamping, piercing, doming and soldering. Unique patterns can be applied free hand or from texture mats by etching the metal. Broom-casting silver, drilling river stones, and setting tube and wire rivets are other techniques you can try. Professional finishing using motorized hand tools will be emphasized. Lots of options, lots of fun!
Kay Rashka has taught jewelry metals classes since 2000, after taking a novice jewelry class 35 years ago. Her book, Bead Meets Metal, features Kay’s metalwork designs incorporating an eclectic mix of beads. Her work is available at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art Store (MMoCA). Kay’s teaching includes Sievers, the Milwaukee Bead & Button Show, and Madison Art Glass Bead Show. www.kayrashka.com, http://kayrashka.blogspot.comNo tags for this post.