Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Workshops selected for the next Wild Wire Women retreat!

The workshops have been chosen for my upcoming Wild Wire Women retreat, to be held on October 11-15, 2012 in Idyllwild, California. Pictured above you can see two fold-formed and textured cuff bracelets, which we'll make on Friday. As an alternative, we may make a pin (pictured below) or a fold-formed pendant instead.
All materials are provided for this project, which will probably take up an entire day. On Saturday, we'll take on two challenges: etched cuffs (see the samples made by my students below):
...and the Silver Sampler bracelet, pictured below. I provide all the copper sheet metal and wire needed to make the projects, so students who prefer to make a silver bracelet will need to bring their own wire. But I've made this bracelet using copper wire and it looks gorgeous once it's been antiqued in liver of sulfur.
On Sunday, we'll spend a half day working on various earrings. The pair pictured below are just an example of what is possible. Naturally, we'll also make our own balled headpins using a torch.
Finally, the second half of our last day in the studio will be taken up with sawing metal and piercing out holes, which must then be filed, sanded, and polished. Texturing metal will also be covered, as well as using liver of sulfur to give all of our jewelry a rich patina.
After three very full days of working so hard on our jewelry pieces, naturally we'll want to photograph our creations using professional lighting and props. I'm looking forward to seeing what my students come up with! If you'd like to join us for this workshop series, there are still four openings remaining.
To learn more about my Wild Wire Women retreats, click here. To email me for information, click here.
Happy wrapping,
Sharilyn

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