Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Enameling on Copper

We are pleased to present a brand new workshop at YaYa Beads, taught by Kathy Morris, a versatile and talented instructor from the William Holland Lapidary School:

Enameling on Copper: Sunday & Monday: June 20-21, 9 AM - 6 PM

Workshop fee: $115 (includes all supplies except where noted below).

Come and discover the exciting world of enamels! No special skills are required but a good sense of color helps. This is a busy class - it will teach you the basic techniques of this art. We will be sifting, stenciling and wet packing. The class will also shape and texture the metal and sink wires into the enamel.

Students who bring their own prepared copper pieces to the class will leave the workshop with more finished pieces, but there will also be plenty of time during the workshop to design and create the copper pieces you wish to enamel (NOTE: copper-working will NOT be taught in this class, so prior knowledge of cold connections techniques is mandatory for this enameling workshop!) If you want to prepare your copper ahead of time, please shape, file and get it all ready to enamel.

The class fee will include all enameling supplies but will NOT include any copper that students use to design and create components. Copper will be available for purchase at the time of the class, or you may bring your own.

An example of an enameled copper bracelet, with matching earrings, is shown below:

In addition to enameling, we have a pretty full class schedule over the next few months - take a look at the post immediately below this one to see what's coming up!

Hope to see you soon!

YaYa Beads
109 Shartom Drive
Augusta, GA 30907
(behind the Washington Road Applebee's)