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8 week Metal + Glass (Starts up Wednesday Sept 25th – register today!)

Form • Fabricate • Flamework • Fuse

Learn basic Goldsmithing + Flameworking techniques

6:30-9:30pm, 8 weeks, 1 evening per week Monday or Wednesday evenings

$265 per person, 5 people max, 3 people min. $100 deposit necessary to hold space.

evening #1: First evening: working with copper-safety, drilling, sawing, fold-forming.

evening #2: Making a band ring out of silver (stamp, hammer finish, roller print, etc.)

evening #3: working with wax create pieces w/the lost wax technique- to be cast in Sterling, Brass or Gold.

evening #4: Finishing wax projects, cleaning up castings> cuttlebone casting (finish up models)

evening #5: bezel settings and/or tube settings, alternative settings for found objects, clean-up castings

evening #6: Flameworking- intro to mandrel wound molten glass

evening #7: Enameling copper projects, forming, how to make your own findings.

evening #8: finish up projects

No experience necessary!
Copper, wax, glass, and some sterling silver are supplied. A list of local suppliers is included.

Questions concerning this course? Please see our FAQ’s

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Fused Glass Components for Jewelry, Wearables & Functional items

Friday 6-9:00pm, Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sunday 10am – 5pm (4.5 day workshop)

3 student minimum, 5 Student max.,

$325pp Deposit of $150 to hold space.Next class starts: Sept 28-29 & Oct 5-6th

Fused glass (Kiln-glass) is frequently used in jewelry, but the emphasis is often on quantity rather than quality. In this class you will learn to distinguish your work through thoughtful design, careful studio practices, multiple firings, coldworking methods and, ultimately, good craftsmanship. Various glass c.o.e’s will be discussed, compatibility, annealing schedules, slumping and tack fusing.

Instruction will cover creating jewelry elements for a variety of forms, functions and styles; working with pattern bars, Vitrigraph, stencils, etc. Samples of and discussions about using kilnformed elements in jewelry applications or with other wearables will also be included, as will practical considerations such as studio setup and costs. All materials included. No experience necessary! Please visit Bullseye’s website for inspiration!

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