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Intro to Metalsmithing Jewelry 101

1st Sat of the Month, make jewelry with copper/brass sheet metal.

  • 3 hours
  • 40 US dollars
  • Mankato Makerspace

Service Description

Offered 1st Sat of each Month from 1-4pm In this introductory class you will begin by working in copper or brass sheet metal. You'll learn how to cut out shapes, how to pierce cut, different ways to texture metal, filing, and creating a bale or hanging mechanism. The tools you will become familiar with are a hand coping saw, bench pin, a drill, needle and regular metal files, various plyers, texturing applications, attaching your piece to a leather necklace. You will have a finished piece to take home. All supplies are provided. No special attire is required although it is good to have comfortable clothing and hair kept out of the way. This is all close up work so if you need reader glasses be sure to bring them. Age restriction: 10 and above This class is taught by Cindy Bourne If you need to ask her a question or schedule a private class please contact her here: 2145582489 - Preferred via Texting more about Cindy "I have been a jewelry maker for over 30 years. My first 20+ years were a beading extravaganza. I started off with a pearl bracelet and never looked back. The last 10 years have been focused on metalsmithing using copper, brass, silver and bronze. I use a variety of techniques including sawing, texturing, form folding, enameling, different forms of coloring metals, some wire working, 3D techniques as well as cold connections. I have been teaching private classes several times per year for most of my jewelry making history."

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Must cancel or reschedule at least 2 hours before the class. To Reschedule or Cancel please do so Via our website By logging in to your account (or create an account using the email address which you put when signing up for the class) go to MY BOOKINGS and from there you can select the class and you can reschedule or cancel. Some classes are one time only and so will need to cancel. side note: please, consider your instructor and their time. many instructors prep for their class for hours to have things ready for you and some travel from a great distances as well.

Contact Details

  • 1700 3rd Ave, Mankato, MN, USA

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