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Artisan Metalsmithing Techniques: Layered Pendants

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Discover simple techniques that yield stunning results! Create two striking designs as you master essential sawing, soldering and embellishment skills.

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials list with diagrams, tools & supplies recommended by Robyn
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Robyn Cornelius
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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Class Overview

Learn how to make a silver pendant with start-to-finish guidance from expert instructor Robyn Cornelius. Begin class with best practices for piercing and sawing your piece, and follow along to cut and file an intricate, impressive front plate. Next, find out how to use liver of sulfur to create a colorfully patinated back plate and add visual interest with pin-and-saucer embellishments. Then, tackle your next pendant, a distinctive "ripped" design. Use reticulation to create a beautifully textured front plate and learn key soldering skills to create a dimensional box frame. And, find out how to fabricate tube settings to incorporate an eye-catching gemstone in your piece before tab-setting your second pendant together. Finish class with two impressive designs and skills that will elevate all of your future projects!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Starting the Tree Pendant
Meet jewelry designer Robyn Cornelius and start your tree pendant project. Robyn shows you how to pierce metal, cut out an intricate image and create a matching backplate. You'll gain confidence and finesse with your saw as you create a beautiful, organic front face.
2. Embellishing the Tree Pendant
3. Achieving a Rainbow of Patinas
4. Starting the Ripped Pendant
5. Designing the Front & Backplate
6. Tube Setting & Finishing
7. Layered Variations

Recommended with this class

  • Jeweler's saw frame and blades
  • Dapping block and punches
  • Flex shaft

Taught by

Robyn Cornelius
Robyn Cornelius
Robyn Cornelius is the owner of Little Rock Jewelry Studio in Edmonton, Canada. She also offers workshops at the popular Bead & Button show, where her classes have sold out for the past five years.

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