Jewellery Making With Plastic And Metal
This course explores the use of several different types of plastics and the ways in which they can be combined with metal to create contemporary and colourful jewellery. You will learn some basic jewellery making techniques and will be given metals such as silver, brass and several types of plastics to work with. Technical support will be provided to help you realise your ideas.
You will learn to carve an original design in jewellery wax from which a simple silicone mould is made, allowing you to cast your own reproductions of the object in resin using a range of beautiful opaque and transparent colours.
There will be plenty of time to experiment with embedding objects into the resin and to cast resin into pre-made moulds.
Some of the projects that you will make include a ring and pendant.
You will learn basic jewellery making techniques such as cutting, filing, soldering and polishing to make silver pieces to combine with resin, and also to create pieces from sheet acrylic.
Please bring with you to the first session:
- An apron
- Sensible footwear ie. no 'open toe' sandals
- Hair band (if you have long hair).
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This course explores the use of plastics and how they can be combined with metal to create contemporary and colourful jewellery. You'll learn basic jewellery making techniques and will be given metals and several types of plastics to work with.