Visit us at Bead Fest

Posted on | August 17, 2016 | Comments Off on Visit us at Bead Fest

It’s not too late! There’s still time to register for one of Susan Lenart Kazmer’s workshops.

Register for Free Form Structures with Wire + Resin on Thursday, August 18th from 8:30am – 11:30am.

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:

  • Anneal, forge and shape small gauge wire
  • Overcome difficulties of pouring liquid resin into extreme open back
  • Create extreme open back bezels
  • Transparency techniques in resin
  • Correct safety tips with forging heavy gauge wirer

Using Wire and Resin Students will be challenged to think beyond traditional jewelry design to create jewelry that is both sculptural and wearable while attaining techniques for annealing, hand hammering, flattening and forging of round wire to create unique bezel forms. Learn control with appropriate tools, safety and shaping techniques with correct stance and posture when hammering heavy gauge wire on an anvil. Collage, Mix and pour resin into the ultimate open back bezel created from multiple layers of hand hammered wire. Students will finish at least one component pendant filled with Ice Resin. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Basic metalsmithing skills.

Materials you are required to bring:
Please bring, hammer, small anvil, round and chain nose pliers, wire snips.

Click here to register.

Make sure to bring the $5 Weekend Expo Pass below with you and have full access to the show for the weekend! Make sure to note the Referring Exhibitor as ICE Resin :)

Be sure to tune in this weekend for behind the scenes posts from the show!


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