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Using Found Objects & Unconventional Materials in Jewelry - April 20

Using Found Objects & Unconventional Materials in Jewelry - April 20

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In honor of Earth Day, You will learn how to incorporate unconventional materials, such as corrugated cardboard, plastic, and other found objects into a modern pendant, as shown in the photo.  Alec's focus for his Masters' capstone was exploring materials that are often thrown away and how they can be made into wearable art. 

There's a lot of freedom in this class for design and materials, so bring your ideas and any found objects you might want to incorporate for class! 

We will cover:

  • Summary of unconventional and found objects: what works and what doesn't and why
  • Design layout
  • Strategies on assembly: cold connections and other options
  • Measuring
  • Drilling
  • Cold connecting with rivets or tabs
  • Polishing

Class Duration: 8 hours with a 30 minute break for lunch

Prerequisite: None

Please review our cancellation policy before registering.  By registering for this workshop, you agree to our cancellation policy, dress code, studio rules.

Tools and Materials:

Tools will be provided.

Materials fee: $20 which includes copper and brass sheet and wire. Payable to instructor at beginning of class. Cash, check, and Venmo accepted.

About the instructor, Alec Schweiger

Alec Schweiger headshotAlec has an MFA with an emphasis in Metals and Jewelry from Colorado State University-Fort Collins, and has been teaching metalsmithing at the collegiate level (CSU) since 2019.  He received a work study scholarship to the Penland School of Craft to study under Kim Cridler, as well as learning from Navajo Silversmithing masters Allison and Trent Lee.  

His "why" is described as being an extremely curious person who has always been driven to figure out how things work or how they are made.

Alec has a passion for teaching and is thrilled by the opportunity to share his experiences and skills.

A few of his favorite things are: disc golf, golf, and jamming to vinyl with his wife, Emma, and dog, Micah.
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