Create and apply your own freehand or stamped design motifs for textured art jewelry. You’ll learn basic metal fabrication techniques that include cutting, sawing, filing, sanding, piercing, doming, dimpling and etching. Hot and cold connection methods will be demonstrated and used, as well as river stone drilling, and professional finishing, using motorized hand tools. You’ll learn to make hinges that will allow you to create an articulated bracelet or pendant, and how to use layering for effect. Lots of options, lots of fun!
After picking up a chasing hammer to make her first pair of earrings 30+ years ago, Kay Rashka went on to teach numerous metalsmithing and jewelry-making techniques, including at Peninsula Art School, Milwaukee Bead & Button Show, Madison Art Glass Bead Show, and Meant To Bead, Sun Prairie, WI. Author of the book, Bead Meets Metal, Kay’s soldered earrings project was featured in Art Jewelry magazine. Her work is available at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art Museum Store. www.kayrashka.comNo tags for this post.