Magical Mandala – $80.00
Friday, March 24, 2023 |9am-1pm
Instructor: Marti Brown
Technique: Niobium/Anodizing/Cold Connections
Skills and techniques taught: Anodizing, metalworking, cold connections, fold forming
Description: A mandala created in wearable metal form will inspire you as you craft it and when you wear it. You can design your own mandala to saw out or use a provided design. Then cut, file, and sand the mandala to prepare it for anodizing. The backplate adds texture to your mandala and it’s color shows through your piercings. Texture around the edge and use our “painting with sandpaper” technique to accent your texture. Rivets will hold the bail and the two layers together. Then attach your chain and your magical niobium mandala is ready to wear any time your spirit needs a lift
You WILL complete this project in class.
Kit: $55 – This cost is in addition to the class fee and is paid directly to the instructor
Kit includes: 1 x 3″ 26 ga. unanodized niobium sheet, 6″ – 18 ga. unanodized niobium wire, 3″ – 16 ga. unanodized niobium wire, 3M sanding pad, 18″ aluminum chain.
Skills Required: None
Instructor Will Bring: Anodizers, mini grabbers, rivet hammers, texture hammers, pliers, wire cutters, bench blocks, metal shears, 1.5mm hole punch pliers, rawhide mallets, bail making pliers, fine point markers, 6″ rulers, sawframes and sawblades.
Materials You are Required to Bring: None