I have to share a little secret - teachers love making kits. Well, at least this one does, and I don't think I'm alone! I don't know why, but it is so satisfying to portion everything out, figure out the cost and how to package things. I'm in the middle of doing that now for my first ever online class - my popular mokume gane stamped bracelet class is going online! It is an interesting challenge to adapt the project and adjust the kit for folks who will be working from home, not using my studio. For instance, usually students use my stamp tools that I've designed specifically for patterning mokume - they aren't chasing tools, and they aren't design stamps; they are sort of in between. So, guess what goes in the kit? Two mokume stamp tools handmade by me! I love making stamp tools, and I think students will find them useful to have for many types of projects. Plus there will be a mokume bracelet blank of course - I've chosen silver/brass/copper mokume because the patina for that material is actually easier to use than the one for copper/brass mokume. It does make the kit more expensive, but I've found that usually students want the silver mokume anyway. I was delighted to find tiny vials and jars on Amazon today, so each kit will also contain Baldwin's patina and Renaissance wax. That way you can patinate and finish your bracelet exactly as I do in my studio.
Saturday, November 15
9am-4pm (one hour lunch break) - $125
$50 additional to upgrade to sterling silver/copper mokume-gane.
Stamp patterning is a quick, rewarding method for creating your own unique mokume-gane patterns. Starting with included blank copper/brass mokume sheet, we will stamp, file, forge and sand permanent designs on multiple samples. In the afternoon you will pick your favorite sample to turn into a finished pendant. Some soldering experience helpful, but not necessary. Perfect introduction to mokume gane patterning! BEG-ADV. Space is limited to 4 students, Register today!
Educator, metalsmith, jeweler, maker of custom mokume gane jewelry and wedding rings.