"Embellishing Jewelry with Handmade Prong Settings"
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Through fabrication methods and proper soldering techniques, students will learn how to create a wire prong setting to trap objects in their jewelry. You will learn a variety of soldering techniques (such as sheet & wire applique, open filigree wire work, and simple kinetics) which will help students add surprising and delightful details to their work. Many short cuts, tips & tricks, and techniques will be covered as we go along! Soldering small to large components will be a major part of the class. You should be prepared with ideas of jewelry designs you want to complete, or the instructor can give you some ideas.
Please note: You will only be using a torch with two gases in this class, such as the Smith Little Torch. Be prepared to have a mind-blowing experience time working with this tool.
Johanna received an A.A.S. in Jewelry Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology in 1997. Joanna has been a self – employed studio jeweler for 20 years, selling her work at craft & jewelry galleries and fine craft shows in the US. Joanna has authored four books on making jewelry and her work has been included in numerous publications, such as Metalsmith Magazine, Ornament Magazine, 20th Century Jewelers, and 500 Wedding Rings. She teaches jewelry making for metalsmithing groups, Craftsy.com, and craft schools, such as Penland School of Crafts, Arrowmont, and Haystack Craft School.
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