In this class you will learn how to make a pair of textured silver cufflinks.
Textures can be applied using a rolling mill, or for convenience, a range of pre-etched silver sheets will be made available to choose from.
You will learn how to create a hollow form to give the illusion of depth whilst keeping the object nice and light, which also reduces material costs.
You will make a toggle mechanism from scratch using silver wire and we'll discuss a few different approaches to engineering a variety of cufflink findings.
There will be a number of finishing options to consider and apply to your designs.
They would make a great Christmas gift for those in the family who don't usually receive jewellery!
Sundries such as solder and saw blades are included in the course fees. Metals, findings and a variety of stones are available for purchase at the school or feel free to bring your own to work with.
Suitable for intermediate level students.
We take half an hour for lunch around 1pm, packed lunches are advised and can be eaten at the studio. Tea and coffee provided throughout the day.