Working with Gold-Filled Material
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August 9, 2020
10:00 am - 1:00 pm PDT
Instructor: Jennifer Stenhouse
Beginning to Intermediate Levels
10 student capacity
Purchase Class – $45
Zoom link and instructions for joining the call will be emailed 30 minutes prior to class.
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Gold-filled can add value and a gold color option to your work while remaining affordable. But what is gold-filled and how is it different from working with other materials like sterling or gold? This workshop will focus on an introduction to what gold-fill is, essential metalworking techniques, tools, and design used to create jewelry using gold-filled wire and sheet. Instruction will include information that will familiarize you with how gold-fill is made, alloys, plating options, and how it is similar and different when working with gold or sterling. Students will learn through instruction, demonstration, and practice the techniques using wire, sheet, and findings to construct pieces that can be used for all kinds of jewelry & wearable art. The focus will be on the essentials of soldering, forming, and construction using gold-filled materials. Also, the proper use of tools and equipment, studio safety, and finishing techniques specific the gold-fill. Project demos will include making gold-fill rings and earrings, making borax based flux paste for gold & gold-fill, soldering with paste solder, and finishing.
Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry/Metals skills. You will need the ability and tools to solder.