Saturday-Sunday, January 24-25, 9am-4pm, $220
$50 additional to upgrade to sterling silver/copper mokume-gane.
Stamp patterning is the easiest, most direct method for creating your own unique mokume-gane patterns. In this 2-day intensive, you will learn how blank mokume-gane is fused, learn to pattern your own with commonly used stamp tools, and explore related patterning techniques such as direct hammer texture, and steel wire impression transfer. Demonstrations of patterning techniques in the mornings, with lots of directed work time in the afternoons. Time to create multiple patterned mokume pieces for your own future projects, and a finished pendant and/or bracelet. BEG-ADV. Register today.
From the bench
My most recent custom piece was a joy to make. A fellow came in to my studio wanting a memory ring to honor his recently departed wife. We worked from the starting point of the rings that they wore during 37 years of marriage. At right is the design we came up with. The 14k yellow gold edging is those actual three rings, which I melted down together then rolled and fabricated into two bands. The center stone is the diamond he most wanted to incorporate - from the smaller ring, the one he had bought for her when they first married. The central mokume gane band and diamond represent their connection - separated by planes of existence for now, but always connected. I was honored to help him remember his wife in this way.
Guest Artist at Anneville Studio
Coming up at my next open studio I am proud to have jewelry artist Irene Wetsman joining me at Anneville. Irene has been selling her work professionally for over 6 years. Her personal interests in travel and art history have led her to specialize in the traditional and time-consuming technique of chasing and repoussé. Irene shows her work at the finer craft fairs in San Diego and various private trunk shows. See more of her work on her website.
Enjoy our holiday cheer while you shop for unique creative gifts.
I've got some new bracelets and jewelry for sale, and we will demonstrate Irene's signature technique of chasing/repoussé!
All of NTC at Liberty Station will be decked out for the holidays, with strolling carolers and live music. NTC Friday Night Liberty is the easy parking/fine-dining alternative to the chaotic hubbub of December Nights. More about Friday Night Liberty
What: Holiday treats and beautifully made art jewelry
When: Friday, December 5, 2014, 5-9pm
Where: Anneville Studio
Who: Guest Artist Irene Wetsman and live chasing/repoussé demo!
Educator, metalsmith, jeweler, maker of custom mokume gane jewelry and wedding rings.