Moon Rocks

Moon Rocks

Details

Level: Beginner        Sessions: 1        Hours: 6 hours

Project Overview

Drilling, shaping, forming, soldering and finishing all rolled into one class. We will even make a magnetic clasp to bring it all together. Pieces may be used to make a bracelet or individually for a pendant and earrings.
 

Tools

  • Tool Circle Template

    Circle Template – plastic template with size up to 1.5". 

  • Tool Disc Cutter

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

  • Tool Flex Shaft

    Flex Shaft – Rotary tool used for polishing, drilling, finishing, etc. Flex shafts are available for purchase new and gently used at the class. Pleased contact the instructor if are interested in purchasing one at the class as quantities are limited. 

  • 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 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 Safety Glasses

    Safety Glasses – any kind will work, if you are comfortable using just your glasses for eye protection that is a personal choice. 

  • Super Grip Gloves – Optional for all classes, but most have found these very helpful for drilling class and classes that require a lot filing sanding. Not only will they protect your hands, but the grip will allow you to hold onto the stones you are working with. 

     

  • Wood dap set – Used to dap metal to create a convex/concave shape in metal.