"Ritual Adornment" with Robin Dudley-Howes

Ritual Adornment~Repurposing Old and New Jewelry into Wearable Art
Saturday, December 6, 2008 11:00a-2:00p
Teacher fee: $35 Level: all

Ritual Adornment~Repurposing Old and New Jewelry into Wearable Art 11:00a-2:00p Teacher fee $35 Level: all

This class is EXCLUSIVE to Gilding the Lily. With all of the wonderful vintage buttons, jewels/findings and chain available to purchase at Gilding the Lily and Robin’s 11 years jewelry experience each student will be guided into making his/her own unique necklace or bracelet from broken bits and pieces of jewelry as well and new components. Robin will go over simple attachments such as how to make your own jump rings, clasps and connections. Some review on drilling holes and clever attachments of unusual findings will be covered as well. Feel free to bring some of your own old broken jewelry (maybe from grandmas stash) as we explore
new territory!

Supply list:

Jewelers pliers~ Flat nose, chain nose, small and large round nose, wire cutters. DO NOT BRING PLIERS WITH TEETH.
18 gauge wire in any OR all of the following (5 or more feet each):
Sterling silver, german silver, brass, copper, annealed steel (has a tendency to rust)
NO craft wire. (It’s too weak)
A piece of suede or felt to work on

Optional: steel bench block, chasing hammer, polishing cloth, jewelers files
Teacher will bring drill, metal hole puncher, large files and handouts.