A Jewelry Design 2 Project
Forming – Forging
(registration instructions below)
Learn to finesse beautiful undulating curves while making this great pendant! This project highlights how plotting U curves – a skill taught in Jewelry Design 2 – can be utilized to create a fluid form with a variety of curves. The structure of charting the center and end-points of each U curve allows for control in your forming, hence making it possible to create this same fluid design multiple times with very similar results. I will provide a measuring chart based on my personal tools in this class, so you aren’t required to take Jewelry Design 2 as a pre-requisite, but once you learn to chart your own U curves, you will have the ability to adapt the pattern to various sizes. If you have taken JD2, then this will be a great exercise in the utilization of plotting a fluid form.
Desert Jewel Studio, 26839 N 44th St, Cave Creek, AZ 85331. You will receive directions upon registering for class.
This class is not on the schedule at this time. If you are interested in taking it, e-mail email@example.com with your interest and availability.
How do I sign up?
Class will be $50/person. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jen at (480)635-2402 to register any time from noon to 10pm.
What will I need to bring to class?
Project Materials: ($10 Kit available for sale in class/ $5 for pendant without leather necklace)
- 6″ of 16ga dead soft sterling silver wire
- sterling bail
- 18″ 1.5mm leather necklace
Tools: (inquire about renting tools if you are not equipped)
- Jewelry grade file(s) – (needle files are fine for this)
- Flush cutter
- Sharpie marker (ultra fine point)
- Chain-nose jewelry pliers
- Flat-nose jewelry pliers
- Step pliers (Beadsmith # PL48)
- Bail Pliers (Beadsmith #PL42 or equivalent)
- Wrap n’ Tap Pliers (Beadsmith #PL46 or Eurotool Equivalent)
- Pin vise fitted with a 2.1mm cup bur (for 16ga wire)
- Bur life or other lubricant
- Embossing hammer
- Steel block and silencing pad
- Sanding sponges/Slurry-coated Polishing cloths
- Magnifying glasses – most people don’t think they need them until they are faced with seeing the detail of jewelry close-up.
- Covered water or other refreshing beverage
- Snacks are always welcome as well. 🙂
The majority of the above items are available locally at C&D Silver, SJ Jewelry Supply, Lonnie’s Jewelry Supply or other on-line jewelry supply sources. If you have any difficulty or questions about obtaining any of these items, please contact Jen to inquire about your options.