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Saw Piercing and Sweat Soldering | Term Four, 2019

Sweat soldering is joining two pieces of metal together with solder.
You saw (piercing) out a design in a metal plate and apply solder all over. Heat up and make the solder flow, then join this onto another sheet of metal. It could be a different alloy, and thereby give you two different colours.
It works well with pendants, rings and bracelets.
New students will be introduced to basic jewellery making.
Suitable for all levels.

Content

* Design concept,
* Draw and discuss ideas
* Demonstration of techniques
* Work one on one with the tutor
* Sawing, filing, sanding, polishing, to a high standard
* Discussion/feedback on finished works
* Health and safety requirements adhered to

Objectives

Create a piece of body adornment, made with your chosen metal.

Outcomes

* Greater knowledge around sweat soldering, design, sawing, filing sanding and creating a piece of jewellery/ body adornment
* Two days is a short time, but this weekend will give you taster of possibilities with soldering and piercing

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Class Type: Weekend Class
Tutor: Hanne Eriksen Mapp
  • 9th November, 10th November
  • 10:00am - 4:30pm
  • Materials cost: $ 5 + consumables
    Casual Students: $75 per day + materials
  • T2.08 Jewellery
  • 11 (Max number of students)
Required Materials:
* Your favourite tools
* Safety gear (dust mask, safety glasses)
* Visual diary
* 0.5mm pencil
* Depending on your project - metals, burs, saw blades, solder, sandpaper
* Tutor will have starter pack and materials available for sale in class