1 Day Workshop with Cynthia Topp
Saturday, October 29, 2022
In this workshop you’ll take your Argentium® skills to the next level by creating a wire filigree pendant or pair of earrings. You’ll discover how to form the outline of your design, then fuse granules and wire shapes to each other within that silhouette, using either a tension technique or some other tricks. If you’re feeling ambitious, you can add bezels and stones to your piece, and we will explore the uses of the clay needed to prevent Argentium®’s notorious tendency to slump. You’ll learn the process of heat-hardening Argentium®, and how to decide when it’s necessary.
You’ve already fallen in love with Argentium®, and now it’s time to elevate your fusing skills, so you can create the intricate designs you’ve dreamed up!
This is an intermediate class, and experience fusing Argentium® is required.
(Paid to instructor on the first day of class)
You must have already taken Argentium®: the Magic Silver, Level 1.
Thursday, October 27 12:00pm
MATERIALS TO BRING
If you want to add a bezel and stone, feel free bring your own stones if you wish. They must have flat backs, i.e., either cabochons or rose-cuts. Please choose stones that have a shorter dimension no shorter than 6mm, and a longer dimension no longer than 18mm. For example, ovals between the sizes of 8x6mm and 18x13mm would work well. (This is approximate, to give you a general sense of the size of piece you will be making). If you have the appropriate width of fine silver bezel wire (not sterling silver), it would be helpful to bring that as well. There will also be a selection of cabochons available to purchase in class, as well as bezel wire.
COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS
Masks are not required, but recommended.
We encourage you to practice social distancing when possible and masks will still be available if you choose to wear one.
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October 29, 2022
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue: Jewelry Studio
The Jewelry Studio at the Jansen Art Center is located in the SE side of the main floor: