Magical Mandala

Magical Mandala – $80.00

Friday, March 24, 2023 |9am-1pm

Instructor: Marti Brown
Level: Intermediate
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

 

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Quilted

Quilted – $80.00

Friday, March 24, 2023 | 2pm-5pm

Instructor: Marti Brown
Level: Advanced
Technique: Niobium/Anodizing/Cold Connections
Skills and techniques taught: Anodizing, metalworking, cold connections, fold forming.

Description: Create a niobium quilt block that you can make as a pin or a necklace. Foldform a square and anodize it. Prepare a frame with a niobium pinback or a hidden bail riveted on. You will anodize it and then rivet your quilt block to it. Add a chain and then it’s ready to wear

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $35 – 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.

Materials You are Required to Bring: None

 

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Athena’s Sheild

Athena’s Sheild – $80.00

Sunday, March 26, 2023 | 9am-1pm

Instructor: Marti Brown
Level: Intermediate
Technique: Niobium/Anodizing/Cold Connections

Skills and techniques taught: Anodizing, metalworkings, cold connections, creating findings from sheet & wire

Description: Cut, saw, file, and sand anodized niobium sheet. Make a combination hinge and bail from the niobium and rivet it to your niobium pieces. Hammer texture on the top pieces and punch decorative holes. Bath anodizing gives you a base color. Use our “painting with sandpaper” technique to give your textured piece visual excitement. Rivet your pieces all together. Cute wire dangles complete the look. Then attach your chain and wear.

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $45 – This cost is in addition to the class fee and is paid directly to the instructor

Kit includes: 2 x 3″ 26 ga. unanodized niobium sheet, 6″ – 18 ga. unanodized niobium wire, 3″ – 16 ga. unanodized niobium wire,
12″ – 20 gauge niobium wire, 18″ aluminum chain, and a 3M sanding pad.

Skills Required: Basic experience with metalsmithing tools

Instructor Will Bring: Anodizers, mini grabbers, rivet hammers, texture hammers, pliers, wire cutters, bench blocks, metal shears, 1.5mm hole punch pliers, sawframes and sawblades, hand and needle files, bail making pliers, Mighty Punch, fine point markers, 6″ rulers

Materials You are Required to Bring: None

 

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