The richness comes from layering what are actually quite simple designs. Like just about anything, it's so easy once you know how -- and lots of practice, of course. In the classes, we'll break steps down to their component parts, discuss materials and tools and what they do, techniques and when and when not to use them.
Learn to make any of these hammered designs on Saturday morning. (NOTE: the Saturday morning wire class is for experienced beginners.) Same hammering technique as in the bracelet above, but with different materials and different wire lengths you get totally different looks:
There's quite a different effect depending on which way the dangles are facing:
Who would think that pearls and copper would go together so well???
Come and play at The GEM EXPO/METAEXPO Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 27th, 28th & 29th at the Hyatt Regency, King Street, Toronto. Lots of great courses -- and you get free admission all three days with any 1-hour or longer paid course.
Can't make it this summer? We'll be back in November: Friday to Sunday, 9th, 10th and 11th.
Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you next week!
Looks like a great class for those starting out on metalsmithing!
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