|Bejeweled Solder Sculpting with Jacqui Bush|
TH_31 - BEJEWELED SOLDER SCULPTING
Jewels, dichroic pieces, beads, wire, and everything else in your studio that can be embedded in solder takes on a whole new look!!! Create jewel encased items that remind you of mythical, magical, bright, shiny pretties!!
Most everyone is attracted to bright shiny objects. Take your soldering to a new level and wow your customers with your artistic creations. Solder sculpting is defined as the art of creating textures in solder. Learn how to create textures in solder using the proper materials and tools by incorporating time, heat, touch and gravity for effect. You will use these techniques to create a crystal wand and embellish it in your own style.
Students bring: 40 watt soldering iron with a 1/8" chisel tip, 80 or 100 watt soldering iron with a 1/4" chisel tip, separate rheostat, soldering iron stand, gel or paste flux, flux brush, sponge,1 roll 60/40 solder, 2 rolls 63/37 solder, 1/4" copper foil, 9" or longer glass cane or glass rod, pointed crystal/prism, ¾” to 1” marble or topper, copper wire, beads, dichroic pieces, jewels, ribbon, ceramic pieces, small gears, steampunk items, whatever you would like to embellish your crystal wand with. Irons and rheostats will be available for rental with prior notice to instructor, tool rental is $30 which includes a 40 watt soldering iron with a 1/8" chisel tip, 80 or 100 watt soldering iron with a 1/4" chisel tip, separate rheostat, 2 soldering iron stands.
|Jacqui's magic wand|