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Cuttlebone Pendant w/Faceted Stone

Denver School of Metal Arts

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - Sunday, April 23, 2017
Denver School of Metal Arts 6810 N. Broadway, Unit L Clear Creek Business Center DenverCO  80221
Saturday, April 22, 2017 - Sunday, April 23, 2017
Denver School of Metal Arts 6810 N. Broadway, Unit L Clear Creek Business Center DenverCO  80221

What's Included

Cuttlebone Pendant with Faceted Stone Instructor: Judy Brown Prerequisites: Cuttlebone Casting & DSMA Metals I Class Limit: 6 Class Duration: 16 Hours In this very special Cuttlebone 2 day workshop, instructor Judy Brown will guide students in how to design and execute a unique-one of a kind cuttlebone pendant embellished with a faceted stone. In this workshop you will learn how to manipulate your design ideas to achieve unusual creative results, including the very important method of being able to control the gauge of your cast piece. Design is an important aspect of the casting process, as the casting can be somewhat unpredictable. You will learn valuable techniques to design your pendant, even if you have difficulty sketching your designs to scale or exactly the way your mind sees it. Judy will teach students an efficient way to design that minimizes the need to add borders normally accomplished by using wires and soldering. Day One Techniques: *Design a basic desired shape on paper, no detail needed at this point. *Cutting an 18 ga shape for a prototype. This is part of the method to control your design when carving into the cuttlebone. *Carving your design into the cuttlebone, using precise methods to control the thickness of the piece and adding design elements that minimize soldering on additional pieces to the cast cuttlebone. You will be casting more than one piece, because results can be unpredictable. *Finalizing the design on paper AFTER casting. The method taught in this class will not require sketching talent, but will achieve VERY DETAILED results! Day Two Techniques: *Soldering the tube set for the faceted stone. *Soldering on the bail. *Adding additional design elements as needed. *Cutting, filing and fitting all the parts. *Clean up, polishing and setting the stone. Judy Brown has perfected many cuttlebone methods to make this style of jewelry design FUN and EXCITING.

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The Denver School of Metal Arts is a dynamic jewelry making school that specializes in year round classes, workshops and summer intensive courses for jewelers and metalsmiths. Our classes are taught by experienced jewelry artists and teachers, who provide a stimulating environment in which our students are able to explore their design potential and hone their technical skills.

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