January 2011: Silver Pendant Workshop

Posted on June 07, 2012 by Sue Lane

On Saturday 5th February Georgina Franklin and I hosted a workshop making silver textured pendants. The day began with Georgina demonstrating techniques including using the rolling mill, stamps, hammering, reticulation as well as all the basic skills of piercing and soldering. We then began to come up with designs with each student based on what they wanted to make and the textures they liked. Some students experimented with various techniques in copper to first, while others went straight into silver. We had fantastic results from everyone, a rich and varied day workshop!

 


Kate working at the bench.


Juliet textured a circle she pierced out by hand.


Joanna's set of 5 hearts all with a different textures made using punches.


Kerry textured silver sheet using a leaf in the rolling mill, then pierced out 3 leaf shapes.


Juliet shaping silver wire into a heart.


Kate using the rolling mill.


Kate has quite a lot of previous skill and worked on a box type pendant with intricate shapes pierced out.


Juliet's finished pendant.


Joanna's finished pendant.


Kerry's finished necklace.


Kate's finished pendant, she is going to use beading for the chain.

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