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Granulation Techniques Demystified

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Create striking, contemporary designs with ancient fusing techniques!

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What You Get

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

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Class Overview

Renowned metalsmith and Rio Grande instructor Victoria Lansford shares trade secrets from 25 years at the bench as she teaches you granulation techniques for gorgeous jewelry. First, hone your torch control as you form granules from sterling silver and learn how to fuse wire and granules to sheet metal. Discover the visual cues that indicate when your piece is fully fused, then tackle fusing larger designs. Follow along as Victoria guides you through fusing stacked, 18K gold embellishments as well as perfectly symmetrical granulated earrings. Then, learn how to craft impressive, granulated ring bands. Add intricate fused details to a blank, and shape and solder the band –– plus, discover essential techniques for finishing your ring with decorative granules, a bezel and a perfectly set stone!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Making Granules
Let renowned metalsmith Victoria Lansford demystify the ancient art of granulation! First, learn how to cut sheet metal and wire to create organic or uniform granules. Then, Victoria shows you how to ball your snippets into granules and easily sort and store them by size for different projects.
2. Fusing Wire
3. Fusing Granules
4. Larger Designs
5. Gold, Dimension & Mirrored Pairs
6. Granulation Ring
7. Granulation Ring, Part 2

Recommended with this class

  • Sterling silver sheet & wire
  • German charcoal block
  • Air acetylene torch

Taught by

Victoria Lansford
Victoria Lansford
Victoria Lansford has been a metalsmith for more than 25 years and she has always been fascinated by Old World metalsmithing techniques. Her award-winning artwork has been exhibited across the U.S. and in numerous publications, as well as on HGTV. Victoria is the inventor of the iMakeJewelry app and is a guest instructor for Rio Grande — and now a teacher here on Craftsy!

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