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JWY 09 - Precious Metals at Practical Price
with Aalia Mujtaba
With the price of gold at an all-time high, what is a jewelry maker to do? Gold-filled metal and electroplating offer good solutions to cost-conscious metalsmiths who want to incorporate gold into their work. Students will use basic metalsmithing techniques to fabricate a simple piece of jewelry using 14k yellow gold-filled metal and will learn to use the technique of electroplating to plate silver in yellow gold. This workshop is intended for intermediate metalsmiths who are familiar with the use of the torch and soldering. Students must bring a sterling silver piece of jewelry to class that measures under 2” square. All other materials will be provided. Please bring sack lunch.
JWY 10 - Etching Workshop
with Priscilla Fritsch
Back by popular demand, etched brass, copper or silver can be used in many ways. Metal etching is a process that contains a protective resist and a liquid that dissolves metal to create new and unique textures. In this workshop we will learn about different resists and how to transfer designs onto metal. Students can bring their own black and white designs to transfer onto the metal. Instructions will include chemical safety and storage, metal preparation and image manipulation. Students are to supply their own copper, brass or silver.