ONLINE Metals Week 2B: Badass Bezels Using the Hammer Hand Piece
Up your bezel game with thicker bezels to give your creations a higher quality and perceived value. In this class we will be using the Foredom hammer hand piece (and the various tips) with a variety of techniques to set a variety of stones (including but not limited to sea glass, sea stones, regular cabochons). You will also learn all about the Foredom Hammer Handpiece… learning how to use it, take care of it, and make the most of it.
NOTE: Metals Week workshops will all be held via Zoom for 2021, from 9 am to 4 pm PDT. You will be working in your own studios and your instructor will be present on your computer.
You will need to have a working studio with basic fabrication tools including pliers / saw / benchpin / files / solder station and torch. Specialized equipment, tools and supplies will be referenced in the description and a more detailed list describing where to buy items or specific item numbers will be provided after registration.
Find the full materials list here.
Monica Cardone is a metalsmith who has been making jewelry for more than 15 years. Learning from expert metalsmiths in the US as well as studying classical old world techniques under a master goldsmith in Florence, Italy, Monica’s passion for combining the art of jewelry making and the art of Florence itself is evident as the founder of the Metalsmiths in Florence workshop. She has taught both domestically and abroad and her work has been featured in Art Jewelry and Studios magazines, the Travel Channel’s TV show “Treasure Hunters”, as well as the Rio Grande/RioPro blog among other things.
Age: 19 years and above
2B – June 23-25, 2021
(or $750 if taken with “Intro to Gemstone Carving” 6/21-6/22)
Basic knowledge of sawing, filing, and soldering experience are required.
Enrollment is limited to 15 students.