Create a stunning one of a kind cuff bracelet. Start with a plain cuff, add your own hand drawn artwork, stampings or transferred clip art. Then electricity is used to etch away brass, bronze, copper or nickle silver, leaving your raised design.
Students will receive handouts to keep with information about using resists, creating rubber stamps, suppliers of tools and chemicals and more.
After cleaning and sanding the surface, the piece can be left as is, patinas can be used, or a sealer can be applied to keep the piece from oxidizing with age.
One cuff is supplied for use in class, and others may be purchased and etched later for a $5 fee.
Add depth, a look of antiquity, and color to brass, bronze, copper, pewter, silver, or nickle silver using chemical patinas. Sarajane will show you how to use Liver of Sulpher, and patinas including Midas Blue, Jax Black and Midas Tiffany Green.
Change the look of chains, jewelry components and metal earrings, pendants, and more.
Students will need a kumihimo wheel and 8 bobbins, beads, threads and fibers as desired. Basic DMC cotton crochet thread will be supplied in class, then you string beads, add charms, chains, or add other cords and fibers. Supplies can be purchased at Gahanna Bead Studio.
There are many variations of the braiding patterns, but even the basic LURD can be endlessly varied by setup and number of the strands, and whether beads are used or not. Many samples and several books will be shown.
Kumihimo is an ancient Japanese cord braiding art that has endless variety and uses in wearable art.