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19R214J - What's the Catch?
August 2-4, 2019
Friday-Sunday, 9am-4pm
Robert Lopez


19R214J - What's the Catch?


19R214J - What's the Catch?
 

Robert Lopez will be bringing the heat with his “What’s the Catch?” bracelet! In this three-day workshop you will learn to use new and exciting techniques and materials to advance your jewelry-making skills to a new level.

Day 1: We will cover coloring titanium with the torch, giving it vibrant colors ranging from vibrant bronze, magenta, purples, blues, yellow, and greens. Robert will teach you how to layer and stack colors using his loosely guarded, top-secret coloring resist, allowing you to add colors, designs, and patterns only limited by your imagination. The titanium can also be textured and patterned to give it depth and texture.

Day 2: Will move on to fusing tarnish resistant Argentium Sterling Silver without using messy and time-consuming solder. Fusing is walking the fine line between joining silver and melting it and is an advanced technique, but no worries: If you have any experience with a torch, Robert will be able to teach and guide you through the subtle nuances of this amazing technique. Robert will then demonstrate how to pour water cast that can be fused to the silver giving it a very organic look.

Day 3: Building a bezel setting, forming hinges, clasp, polishing, riveting, and assembling the piece.

Materials fee includes
all tools, metals, and stones.

Level: Intermediate and above

Student Supply List:
Students may bring their own preferred basic hand tools (files, hammers, flush cutters, shears, pliers), but instructor will have all tools needed to share.

Tuition $450
Materials Fee $75

Meet the Instructor: Robert Lopez


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