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with Robyn Cornelius
Online Class

Artisan Metalsmithing Techniques: Layered Pendants

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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!


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 1h48m

Included in this Class

1. Starting the Tree Pendant

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

2. Embellishing the Tree Pendant

Time to solder your piece together! Find out how to add texture and decorative washers to your backplate and assemble your pendant with spaced rivets.

3. Achieving a Rainbow of Patinas

3. Achieving a Rainbow of Patinas

Patinas are a gorgeous way to add color to any design. Robyn shows you how to build layers of liver of sulfur to create a rainbow of hues and shares tips for protecting your surface from wear and tear. Then, polish and finish your piece.

Recommended with this class

  • Jeweler's saw frame and blades
  • Dapping block and punches
  • Flex shaft
  • Oxygen/gas torch