2020 Fabricating & Engraving a Silver Bracelet

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Instructor(s)

Diane Scalese

2020 Date(s)

09/14–09/18

Division

Jewelry, Metal Engraving

Skill Level

Intermediate

Capacity

12

Enrollment Type

Open, with Approval

Course Information

Description

Master Engraver Diane Scalese will take a group of students through a week of building and engraving a silver cuff bracelet. Students can expect to learn the basics of silversmithing by getting hands-on experience with sawing, soldering, forming, and polishing. The bracelet will feature a cabochon stone and decorative bright cut engraving using advanced scrolls and borders. Upon completion of the class the student can expect to take home a great handmade bracelet and a lot of new skills to add to their daily work.

Objectives

  • Basic silversmithing techniques to include proper soldering along with equipment, tools, and safety
  • Sizing and shaping of bracelets
  • Setting of cabochon using a pre-formed bezel
  • Making and soldering decorative elements such as flowers, half beads, leaves, and wire scrolls
  • Clean up and polishing
  • Designing of more advanced scrolls and borders to broaden the students engraving

Class Project

None.

Prerequisites

Completion of a GRS Basic Metal Engraving course or instructor approval is required, as well as an understanding of proper tool sharpening and basic engraving techniques.

Please note: Course information subject to change without notice. Example images may not show exact techniques, methods, designs, etc., taught or demonstrated in course.