5-day workshop building bezels and boxes
throughout history, talismans and prayer boxes have been worn purposely and used to enhance and bring the qualities, prayers or specific intentions embedded into these boxes into fruition. these boxes and containers are constructed into beautiful, purposeful and wearable adornment to be carried for protection, power and love. the repetition of wearing a prayer box embeds the intentions deeply and profoundly into the wearers life.
in this workshop format, spread out and prepare to deeply engage in learning some of my most recent personal signature techniques and work. learn the very practical skills of of building 3 dimensional unique sterling silver bezel and box forms by working with unique stones and objects gathered along the way, soldering and constructing as well as keeping intention and embedding your personal and powerful talismans. be prepared to open up creatively and allow yourself to create the extraordinary.
techniques to be covered include soldering with hard, medium and EZ solder, sweat soldering, building a hollow form, piercing with jewelers saw, clean up and finish work. learn to work with stones and personal objects. explore the use of altering wire to create nailheads and hobnail to adorn a bezel and make it your own. explore the use symbolism using the techniques of etching and engraving and throughout the medium of silver wire, thread, objects and shredded ribbon and formula for industrial patina, enamels and liquid enamels.