with Nanz Aalund
Online Class

Smart Fabrication From Start to Finish

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Overview

Want professional-quality results? Learn to work smarter, not harder! Join award-winning jewelry artist Nanz Aalund and discover trade secrets for efficient, successful jewelry fabrication. First, set yourself up for success with a strategic fabrication plan. Discover why timing is crucial when adding texture to your pieces, and find out how to create various patterns using a rolling mill and a file. Then, watch as Nanz uses a hydraulic press to form domes and shape a setting. She'll also reveal foolproof tips and tricks for avoiding mistakes as you work, before introducing fine-shaping and polishing techniques. And, open the door to more design possibilities with versatile riveting and stone-setting techniques. Finally, enjoy a lesson on using hot and cold assembly techniques to bring your pieces together beautifully.

Details

  • advanced
  • 6 episodes
  • 2h7m

Included in this Class

1. Planning Your Project
11m

1. Planning Your Project

Meet your award-winning instructor, Nanz Aalund, and learn how to improve and streamline your jewelry-making process to elevate your results. You'll also find out how to create a detailed fabrication plan to ensure that your projects turn out exactly how you want.

2. Adding Texture
18m

2. Adding Texture

Texture is an easy way to add interest to your pieces, but timing is crucial for good results. Discover when and how to add texture to both simple and complex pieces, as Nanz demonstrates marking, cutting, sawing and drilling techniques. You'll also see how to use a rolling mill to achieve intricate patterns on sheet metal, as well as how to add an industrial look with a checkering file.

3. Forming & Shaping
32m

3. Forming & Shaping

Explore various forming and shaping techniques, and learn how to use a hydraulic press to preserve roll-printed textures. You'll also find out how to use your measuring tools to ensure accuracy and even alignment.

1. Planning Your Project

1. Planning Your Project

2. Adding Texture

2. Adding Texture

3. Forming & Shaping

3. Forming & Shaping

4. Fine Shaping & Polishing

4. Fine Shaping & Polishing

5. Stone Setting

5. Stone Setting

6. Assembly

6. Assembly

Recommended with this class

    • Riveting hammer
    • Bench vise
    • Rolling mill (optional)
    • Hydraulic press (optional)