Rivet Pendant – November 22, 2014
Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm
Pennsylvania Guild Center of American Craft, Lancaster (Directions)
Instructor: Wendy Edsall-Kerwin
Skill Level: Beginner to intermediate. Beginning jewelry and metalsmithing skills are helpful, but not required.
Ready to take your jewelry to a literal new level?
In this class you’ll learn how to add a raised layer to your metalwork using rivets. You can choose from a variety of patterns to create a two layer pendant using textured copper and brass – no torch necessary!
You’ll saw, file, and hammer your way to a beautiful pendant you can complete during class time. Learn a new technique and get a fabulous piece of jewelry you can wear home.
Materials Fee: A materials fee of approximately $25, payable directly to the instructor at the time of the class, covers copper and brass sheet, wire, tubing, necklace cord, saw blades, earplugs, masking tape, & sanding pads
Students should bring:
- a saw frame
- a riveting hammer
- a ruler
- masking tape
- work gloves
- apron or work appropriate clothing
Wendy Edsall-Kerwin is a jewelry artist and metalsmith living and working out of her home in Elizabethtown, PA. She received a BFA from Tyler School of Art in 1998. Currently her work can be found at Veleska Jewelers in Lancaster, PA and the Arts Barn in Schuylkill Haven, PA and she attends several craft shows a year, as well as participating in local, regional, and national exhibitions. When she isn’t in the studio pounding away at metal, you can usually find her online at her blog http://hammermarks.wordpress.com, her website www.hammerstrokeandfire.com, or on Twitter as @wtek.