- Jewelry pliers -Round Nose, Flat Nose, Chain Nose
- Wire cutters- Flush cut or double flush cut
- 20g Brass Sheet or Strip (available at jewelry supply and hardware stores)
- 16g OR 18g brass, bronze or silver colored wire in students color preference
- Set of Jewelry Metal files
- Small Scissors for collage work
- 1/8 sheet metal hole punch and 1/8th eyelets in gold/silver colors and setter (available at Hobby Lobby, Michaels and most stamp stores) and small jewelry hammer
- Small container of Mod Podge or Weldbond glue and cheap paint brush
- Small objects for embedding such as doll buttons, charms, tiny springs, heishi, little keys, dried flowers, watch parts, vintage text, small photograph, gears, lace snippets, pearls, etc...
- Brass or Silver colored patterned or large chain to use for jump rings
- Found objects to create the industrial links such as watch faces, gears, old patterned tin, interesting metal doohickeys, tiny keys, fuses, etc...
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Industrial Geek Steampunk Necklace
Next class: June 16, 2012 10-5 $85 at Small Studio Westlake, Ohio www.smallstudioproduction.com
Feeling Steamy? In this mixed media jewelry class you will channel your inner industrial geek while working with ICE resin, wire, found objects and a large hobnail bezel to create an extraordinarily fantastic Steampunk inspired necklace! In this class learn how to properly mix resin, and create depth by embedding objects. Using cold connections, you'll combine your mixed color metal, assorted found and new objects to create unique components for your jewelry. We'll put them all together by creating chain links and closures from wire.
SUPPLY LISTOptional:Small anvil or Steel bench block (must bring mat or old towel to pound on), blow dryer to speed up drying time. Assorted beads, chains or charms to add to your piece. Beads, charms or links to add to your necklace, micro screws or 1/8th eyelets and setter, vintage scraps of paper, watch parts, school size photos, gears, watches, filigree, assorted collage papers, number rub ons, sheet music, , etc... Colored pencils to alter collage