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Opulent Luster Enamel Necklace

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Charmed I’m Sure Studio Presents

Opulent Luster Enamel Necklace

Instructor ~ Jean Van Brederode

Saturday, February 22, 2020

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cost – $95.00
Kit Fee ~ $25.00 Payable in class
No refunds after February 1, 2020
Fees joyfully refunded if class if canceled due to weather.

Workshop description ~

Learn to use a jeweler’s saw (the right way!) or improve your skills!  From a sheet of sterling silver, you will create a one-of-a-kind background for an amazing enameled centerpiece (your choice of colors).  Luster powder will give it a special shot of metallic gleam.  I will have several different luster powder colors ready for you to use.

Several templates are available for you to copy for the background, or you can design your own ahead of time or in class.  This silver background blank will be textured using multiple tools before adding soldered (really easy paste solder) fine silver holding pins and a sterling bail.
We will use luster powders and crackle enamel and your choice of other vitreous enamel colors to torch fire a “wow effect” enameled cab for your setting.
Every one will be different; Every one will be stunning!

Skill level – Beginners to advanced.

Here’s what you will learn:

How to saw out a detailed shape in sterling silver
How to texture sterling silver using various & unique texture tools
How to make fine silver pin tabs
How to make a sterling bail
How to solder a bail and pin tabs using paste solder
How to patina sterling silver using Liver of Sulfur
How to dome a copper disk
How to torch fire a domed disk with vitreous & crackle enamels and lusters
How to attach an enameled disk to a backing using pin tabs

Kit fee includes:  one copper 24 gauge disk, 2″ x 2″  24 gauge sterling sheet, 4″ 16 gauge fine silver wire, rubber choker.  Also includes use of enamels, lusters, torching equipment, Map gas torch, Texture tools such as dimpling pliers, nail sets, nibblers, rivet hammers, Dapping block, Nylon, rivet, & ball peen hammers, Flat, round, & nylon-tipped pliers, Liver of sulfur, Large bailing pliers, Jumbo bailing pliers, Paste solder – Easy/Medium, Dremel w/ flap wheel, Bezel pusher

You are invited to enjoy a “community” lunch (my favorite part!).
Studio will provide drinks, cups, plates, silverware, paper products, and condiments.
You are invited to enjoy a “community” lunch (my favorite part!).
Studio will provide drinks, cups, plates, silverware, paper products, and condiments.
“Feels just like home.”
Charmed I’m Sure Studio now has a “B & BYO” for students!!!  Pay for this on the last day of your stay.***
We have 3 comfortable, clean, well-appointed bedrooms upstairs PLUS a Common Room with refrigerator,
microwave, Keurig coffee/tea maker, toaster, dishes, and utensils for your use.
Breakfast is not included, but you are welcome to bring your own.
Jean usually has bagels or cereal, etc. and coffee/tea in the main kitchen.
We are a no smoking household.  Send a message to Jean to reserve:
javb2000@aol.com or call 717-919-7444.
$80 per room per night (sharing allowed). The Common Room also has two single beds ready for guests.
$110 for the pair of Common Room single beds or $55 per bed per night.
These accommodations are only for students taking classes at Charmed I’m Sure Studio or their spouses or significant others!
Linens, towels included.
MAJOR HOTELS within 1 – 5 miles of Charmed I’m Sure Studio.  Search Google “Hotels near 7 Nita Court 17050 Mechanicsburg PA”
Our location is conveniently located within minutes of shopping, restaurants, and grocery stores.
FYI – For those with allergies ~ We share our home with three adorable, friendly feline friends ~ Maddie, Francesca & Lucky.
All upstairs rooms are off-limits to them, and the doors are closed when we do not have guests.
Charmed I’m Sure Studio is located at 7 Nita Court, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050.
Jean’s cell – 717-919-7444.
I encourage you to arrive by 9.45 AM.
Please park in the cul-de-sac “nose in” to the property.
Enter through the front door or around the house to the left through the studio door.
*** NOTE – Please do not block any mail boxes or park on the neighbors’ lawns.
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Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 United States
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