Warped in Silver

Warped in Silver

Details

Level: Beginner        Sessions: 1        Hours: 3 hours

Project Overview

Reticulation is the process of heating silver until ridges and ripples are created on the surface. After the discs are reticulated, you will learn to torch fire transparent enamels on sterling silver. We will finish it off by soldering a bail to the back.
 

Tools

  • Butane Torch – Great for small soldering projects, annealing and torch fired enameling. Instructor will provide torch and butane for every class needed. (1 for every 2 people.)

  • Tool Disc Cutter

    Disc Cutter – Used to punch discs out of metals. One set will be provided to share in every class. 

  • Tool Dust Mask

    Dust Mask– A MUST if you want to drill shells and pearls. However, this is optional for classes with fumes such as etching and patina'ing. Classes that have a lot of dust do not require a mask, but it up to you if are you sensitive. (ie enameling.)

    May be purchased at any hardware store. 

  • Optional Enamel Kit

    Items in this Enamel Kit including enamels will be provided for use during the class. If you are interested in ordering a kit please click on the image. 

    Enamel kit includes: trivet, sifter, penny brite, alundum stone, choice of one color kit, and holding agent. 

  • Fire Tweezers – Used for handling hot metal. A must in soldering situations. Instructor will provide for every class needed.

  • Tool Hand Tools

    Basic hand tools – Any quality is appropriate for my classes. These do not need to be high end or expense.

    • Round nose - Typically it is preferred that the round nose be a fine tip. Especially for classes with detailed wire work.
    • Chain/needle nose – Tapered jaws for general metal and wire work. Non-serrated are requested for all of my classes. Typically requested for classes to be used for opening and closing jump rings; in which case, 2 pairs are requested or a combination of chain nose and flat nose is suitable.
    • Flat nose – Similar to chain nose but the jaws are not tapered. Non-serrated are requested for all of my classes. 
  • Tool Magazine pages

    Magazine pages of any kind – Take your pick. Or just grab one of the programs at the show. 

  • Tool Magnifier or Optivisor

    Magnifier or Optivisor – For almost all classes this is listed as an “As Needed” tool. If you have sight challenges it is recommended that you are properly prepared. For advance stone setting classes this is required! If you decide to use reading glasses consider better than 2.5x. 

     

  • Tool Ott Light

    Ott Light or Task Lamp - This is optional item that is listed for every class. It is up to you to determine whether or not you will need to have one depending on your vision. 

  • Tool Paint Brush

    #2 Paint Brush – Any small paint brush will work for these projects. A #2 brush was designated just to demonstrate that it needs to be small. Don’t bring a house painting brush! Just saying. This brush does not need to be expensive, a cheap disposable one will work.

     

                  IF a #2 flat brush is designated, again just looking for a smaller sized brush. 

  • Student Files – Standard size is 2/o. For filing metal. . Instructor will provide to share for every class needed. 

  • Tripod with mesh – By using a tripod instead of soldering board you are reducing heat sink. Tripods are also used for torch fired enameling. Instructor will provide for every class needed.