- 3 hours
- This class will offer hands on experience with a flex shaft and how to properly use it to drill glass and stone. We will review all of the basic information on materials and tools needed. Students will have the opportunity to customize their pendant with provided materials. (Note: there are no guarantees made as to the completion of project due to the sensitivity of glass. Colors and sizes will vary from sample.) Tools available for purchase from instructor.
ToolsSome tools will be provided by the instructor. Please refer to your registration.
Dust MaskA MUST if you want to drill shells and pearls. However, this is optional for classes with fumes such as etching and patinating. Classes that have a lot of dust do not require a mask, but it up to you if are you sensitive. (ie enameling.) Dust masks may be purchased at any hardware store.
Flex shaftRotary 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.
Basic hand tools – Any quality is appropriate for my classes. These do not need to be high end or expense.
Heavy Duty CuttersAlthough any heavy duty cutter will work, if they are flush, they will make your work a lot easier. Cutter should be able to cut through 10g wire. (Many cutters imprint their cutting capacity on the inside of the handle.) Keiba and Xuron are recommended.
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.
Ott Light or Task LampThis 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.
Safety GlassesProtective Eye wear – All drilling classes require that you wear some sort of safety glasses. Will your eyeglasses be enough? This is a personal decision. Some students prefer to wear only their prescription glasses while others wear goggles over their glasses. These may be found in any hardware store.
Super Grip GlovesOptional 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.