Wirework Description: Learn the basics of working with a jeweler’s grade two-part epoxy resin. Students will embed objects, tint resin, and suspend light objects such as glitter and mica. You will explore the dimensional qualities of ICE Resin and build layers of imagery, text, transparencies, and altered charms to create mixed-media collages.
Students will Learn: How to use resin to create three collage-style, mixed-metal bezel pendants; how to create various metal and wirework jewelry components to build a mixed-media necklace.
Project will be completed in class.
At least 16 years old.
Supplies to Bring: Anvil pillow, assorted beads, ball-peen hammer, chasing hammer, flush-cut wire cutters, hammer, scissors, fine steel wool or green kitchen scrubbie, baby wipes, gears (can buy from the hardware store), inclusions for resin such as small charms, buttons, paper scraps, etc.
Pliers: Flush side-cutting, small chainnose, small flatnose, standard flatnose, standard roundnose, hole punch pliers.
Materials in Kit: ICE Resin plunger, mixed-metal bezel pendants, transparencies, collage papers, 16- to 20-gauge bronze wire, chain, crystal beads. A portion of this kit is underwritten by ICE Resin.