Level 3: Design Workshop
Sign up then call 480-788-7336 to schedule your time.
Pre-requisite: Two Level 2 classes must be completed prior to signing up for any Level 3 class.
Class Description: Now you are ready to begin making a bracelet or necklace of your own design. This class is intended to support you in developing your design skills.You'll learn to construct a bracelet with various components similar to the one pictured. You'll decide how many components and what each one will look like. Feel free to incorporate any other skill that you have learned to this point. You'll learn to construct this toggle clasp from sheet metal. You can use any clasp as long as you make it yourself. When your components are ready for assembly, you'll learn to attach them together using soldered links of chain. The new skills we cover are soldering links to attach the components, forming the toggle clasp and getting the bracelet to fit. We'll also be introducing the use of the buffing machine and drill press. Expect this project to take at least two sessions to complete.
You can use this workshop time anyway you like. You don't necessarily have to be working on this bracelet design. During the span of your project you'll have access to all the tools and supplies you need to complete one bracelet.
General Notes for all the Metalsmith Workshops: Your class fee includes supplies. It is our goal to have you walking out with a completed item or nearly completed item by the end of class. As always in Tippy's classes, use of tools is included. There's nothing you need to bring as a general rule. For metalsmith class you may be asked to purchase your own N95 face mask available at Ace Hardware. All the other safety equipment is provided including a shop apron and safety glasses. Please wear natural fiber clothing and closed toed shoes. Keep your hair tied back and any dangling jewelry, sleeves or ties way from your hands and face. We ask that you stow your personal belongings away from your working area to provide an unobstructed path to the door and sink area.