Sterling Silver Feather Necklace – $100.00

Saturday, April 4, 2020 | 2pm-6pm

Instructor: Nancy Sacco
Level: All Levels.
Technique: Metalwork/Hot Connections/Patina/Stone setting
Skills and techniques taught: Soldering, texturing metal, filing, forging, making a bezel and setting a stone cabochon, making a beaded necklace cord.

Description:

Mother Nature is so very generous with her colors, shapes and textures, lending inspiration to jewelry makers. She provides a veritable feast for us to borrow for our creations! For this class I’ve borrowed the theme of feathers to create a fanciful necklace enhanced with a bezel set stone and a beaded necklace cord. Students will learn how to design and cut out a feather pendant from silver sheet metal. They will texture it to simulate each little tuft of feathers, and a quill will be made with sterling silver wire which will be soldered onto the pendant. A variety of
stones will be provided to choose from to further embellish the pendant, which the student will set by making their own bezel to fit the stone they choose. Students will also make a necklace using satin or leather cord and silver tone beads that will beautifully show off the stunning
pendant. Soldering will be done with a small torch known in cooking circles as a crème brulee torch.

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $35.00 – This cost is in addition to the class fee paid directly to the instructor in class.

Kit includes: Sterling silver sheet, Sterling silver wire, Sterling or fine silver bezel wire, Necklace cord, Silver tone Beads.

Skills Required: Good motor skills. Willingness and ability to use a small butane torch.

Materials You are Required to Bring:
None