Jewellery Making - Texturing and Joining with the minimum of heat -Silver Cold Connections at MidasTouch Jewels by Patsy Course summary Making - Silver Cold Connections at MidasTouch Jewels by Patsy
Living in North Wales or fancy a holiday come and have fun at one of Patsy's jewellery making courses. Holiday accommodation also available.
What are cold connection? Most jewellery needs to be joined together in some way: a clasp, a chain, an earwire, a bail or a ring. To do this heat is usually required for soldering but it is possible to make strong joins in metal without the use of soldering such as end to end joins, split pins and rivets. Metal can be decorated using hammers, punches and rolling mills.
This study day pays special attention to making these types of connection.
You will learn:
Ideal Tools for jewellery making including some home made items Workshop Health & safety How to bending and twist wire How to Texture metal using hammers, punches and a rolling mill How to use a saw to cut metal How to use metal punches How to create rivets; end to end joins, split pins, wrap over designs and riveting methods for joining metals
You can expect to make a pendant or a brooch and some earrings.
Fee includes a light lunch, sterling silver sheet and silver wire sufficient to make 2 pairs of earrings and 1 pendant, on a 16" chain, Additional silver can be purchased. .
You can have your work sent off for hallmarking if you wish, at an additional fee.
Why would you choose to study at MidasTouch Jewels by Patsy North Wales?
You will have one to one tuition, no waiting in line for attention from the tutor Study in a small well equiped workshop with access to machinery without having to queue No formal qualification is offered so there are no assignments or curriculum to follow, the day can be tailored to your skills and wants Study your jewellery making workshop North Wales with beautiful views of sea and mountain Enjoy a light lunch that meets your likes and dietary needs You will have access to a variety of jewellery making books that you can take note of and draw inspiration Have FUN, no pressure If you can't see a date that suits you contact me to discuss an alternative on or visit my website