Elaine Teevens

Solder Stamped Earrings

Sunday September 15, 2019
11am – 2pm

Classroom: TBA
Class Fee*: $75
Kit Fee: $20, pay teacher at class
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This is a great introduction to both basic metalworking and soldering techniques. Copper earring and/or pendant components are fabricated and textured, and then overlaid with stamped solder. The components are then finished with a patina if desired, and finished with beads and findings.

What you need to bring:
Basic tools (chain nose, round nose, and flat nose pliers and flush cutters)
Soldering iron if available (we will have some soldering irons for student use)
Metal forming tools, such as a hammer, bench block, and dapping block if available (we will also have tools available for student use)

Skill level: all levels





 

Bezel Setting with Solder

Sunday, September 15, 2019
3pm – 6pm

Classroom: TBA
Class Fee*: $80
Kit Fee: $20, pay teacher at class
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This is a great way to set a stone or glass component in a decorative setting! Students will fabricate a copper base and overlay it with textured solder. They will then learn to form a solder bezel around the component and solder it onto the base. Additional embellishment using tinned wire and patina can also be added.

What you need to bring:
Basic tools (chain nose, round nose, and flat nose pliers and flush cutters)
Soldering iron if available (we will have some soldering irons for student use)
Metal forming tools, such as a hammer, bench block, and dapping block if available (we will also hve tools available for student use)

Skill level: all levels





Elaine has been designing and creating jewelry using numerous media for 20+ years. She has been an instructor for over 10 years. She collaborates and teaches with Irene Reveles on a wide range of designs and techniques. A number of Elaine’s designs have been published in several national books and periodicals. Both Elaine and Irene are passionate about sharing their skills and knowledge with others.

jeteevens@yahoo.com