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About the Instructors

Meet 2023 MOTM Instructors

About Jenny

Gold on Silver, Three Ways

Jenny Reeves

This project-based class combines an intro to fusing Argentium sterling silver and three different - and cost efficient - techniques for adding gold to your work.  Students will learn to fuse Argentium wire, sheet, granules and filings to create a pendant, ring and earrings, all with different applications of fused or bonded gold - 18K gold filings and granules, 24K keum-boo and Aura 22, a paint-on 22K gold.  Students will learn tips to make granules and filings quickly, explore innovative ways to apply gold and choose the best techniques for each design - and lots of clever tricks to take your work to the next level   Projects can be adapted to different skill levels so both beginners and experienced metalsmiths can learn something new.

About sam

We Be Bezelin - Gold Bezel Fabrication

Sam Woehrmann

Learn to fabricate bezel settings out of 22k gold, 18k gold and sterling silver. We will focus on geometric shapes, fancy cuts, faceted gems, rough surfaces like crystals or pearls, and cabochons. Tube setting tricks and soldering those into designs for structural elements with stones in place. Along with different ways to connect settings together and finally setting gemstones into finished pieces.

About Douglas

Attach, Fit and Fasten: Making Bracelets the Wunder Way

Doug Wunder

Douglas Wunder is well known for his amazing titanium creations. This workshop brings you into his world which encompasses the design and engineering that goes into his work, the techniques he has perfected and how you can adapt these approaches to incorporate other metals into your designs.  Students are free to work in silver or titanium or a combination of the two. The workshop will explore exciting and alternative ways to attach, fit and fasten small objects together. The emphasis will be to create a series of metal elements that flow and function continuously and transition into a bracelet, so get ready to wear your designer hat. Imaginative riveting and hand sawing and many techniques will be explored.  You will then add purpose and personality to your finished piece by adding a clasp that is integral to the design. Coloring techniques of titanium will also be discussed.

Participants are encouraged to come with an imaginative, experimental approach to jewelry making.


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