2/4/2020 10:30am-2pm Janet Alexander Beginner Fused Argentium Earrings With Dangling

Total Price (including kit fee): $119.00
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Description

Prerequisites: Beginner Learn how to quickly create beautiful earrings in Argentium silver by fusing wire to sheet. Then cut out the shape using a jeweler’s saw. In this class learn how to use a torch and solder earring posts onto your earrings. Additionally, Janet shares her tips and tricks from her 40+ years of metalsmithing.

Skills learned in this class:

•Using a torch
•Sawing metal
•Choosing the correct saw blade
•Soldering post to back of earrings
•Fusing wire to argentium silver
•Basic soldering tips

Kit Includes:

Materials: (1 ¼” x 3/8”) 22 gauge argentium sheet (2 ea.), 22 gauge argentium wire (6”), 20 gauge wire for rings, ear posts (2ea), earring nuts (2ea), paste solder, yellow flux, solder, pickle, torch fuel, paper towels, Dawn soap, and printed handout.

Students should bring the following tools:

Round nose pliers, flat file, fine tipped tweezers, needle nose pliers, and flush cutters.

Instructor will provide the following tools for use in class:

Classroom Supplies Solder stations, solder picks, copper tongs, tweezers, third hands, flux brushes, lighters, water bowl, table protection, kiln bricks, charcoal blocks, pumice wheels, blue 3M buffs, green 3M buffs, brass brushes, torches, container for flux, flex shafts, keys, pickle pot, Joyce Chen scissors, fine tweezers, extension cords.

Streaming Note: This class will be live streamed for remote students to be able to watch the instructor from home. We will have a release form for you to sign the day of the class and in exchange for the release we will grant you replay access to the class for you to watch from home if you want to review something from class. If you have participated as a live student in a streaming class before, we have changed our setup to be much less interfering with the live class but still gives great access to our students that can't make it to Tucson.

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