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How To Make Concrete Jewelry

with Robert Dancik

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What you will learn on Concrete Jewelry with Robert Dancik


Class 1:

  • Intro – Brief bio - teaching/history with concrete (and other materials)

  • Overview of 3 days

  • Mixing

  • Coloring – integral

  • Coloring – applied

  • Casting in molds - made (silicone, pc, aluminum foil, plastic bag, spoons, die forms, etc.

  • Casting in molds – store bought – candy molds, polymer clay molds, paint trays, etc.

  • Free form casting – rubber bands, tape, various walls,

  • Casting in rubber stamps – using polymer clay, cookie cutters,

  • Stamping in polymer clay and casting positive

  • Unsoldered boxes – riveted and stapled

  • Metal working techniques – fold forming, tab setting, sawing, surface textures, upsetting edges,

  • burnishing,

  • Making windows – lenses, glass, hollow

  • Forming pendants

  • Forming rings

  • Including epoxy resin

  • Including polymer clay

  • Concrete project examples

Class 2:

  • Project #1 – unsoldered box(es) filled with concrete and inclusions (micro fasteners)

  • Basic box – stapled with wall treatments (dimpled, bent)

  • Basic box riveted with applied bail or stapled top

  • Basic box with micro fasteners

  • Box with cutout in back

  • 3 sided box

  • Cover brushing after concrete begins to set

Class 3:

  • Tools - show tools and speak of their general use

  • Project #2 – boat/pod with concrete and inclusions

  • Fold forming technique

  • Tube set stone for inclusion


Class 4:

  • Color mixing

  • View samples and mix several colors, both singular and combinations

  • Cover sanding and wire brushing to remove “skin” on concrete

  • Project #3 Landscape pendant

  • Placing colors next to each other keeping them separate

Class 5:

  • Casting –

  • store bought molds

  • making molds – silicone

  • Using found objects and such as molds – plastic bags, spoons, aluminum foil, waxed paper

Class 6:

  • Project #4 and 4 b – Tab Set Cast Piece with integral bail

  • Using a piece cast in a store-bought mold

  • Similar piece using concrete cast in a made mold


Class 7:

  • Fold forming for surface texture

  • Project #5 - “Seeing Your Way Through” cast concrete with glass lens inclusion

  • Casting into a plastic coffee lid

  • Including a glass lens with copy behind

  • Tab set in fold formed copper with integral bail

Class 8:

  • Dapping to form “bowl” forms

  • Explanation of die forming

Class 9:

  • Project #6 casting in die formed metal

  • Surface coloring with powders, paints, gold leaf

  • Wrap-up 


About the online course Concrete Jewelry with Robert Dancik

My intent is to show a series of projects that will use concrete in conjunction with numerous other materials including but not limited to metals, plastics, found objects, cloth, and leather. Owing to the nature of concrete I will also cover a range of cold connections both traditional and some that I have developed, as well as setting gemstones, beads and metal clay in concrete.

Open Facebook Group to students of this course:
Curious Mondo: Concrete Jewelry

Time table:
9 hours

Basic / Intermediate / Advanced

Target market:
People looking for a new hobby, Artists, Creative folks

Main objective:
Learn to make stunning jewelry pieces with concrete.



About The Instructor

Robert Dancik

Robert Dancik holds a Masters degree in sculpture from Northern Illinois University, and a BA in fine art from Adelphi University.  He has been an artist/teacher for more than 30 years and has taught people from kindergarten to graduate school while exhibiting his jewelry and sculpture in museums and galleries across the US and in Europe, Japan, and Australia.  He teaches workshops at art centers in the US and abroad including Penland, NC; Arrowmont, TN; Metalwerx, MA; Touchstone Center for Crafts, PA; Victoria College of Art, Australia; Brookfield Craft Center, CT; Mid Cornwall School of Jewelry (UK); and Ravstedhus, Denmark to name a few.  His work is in numerous collections including the Wustum Museum of Art, Boeringer-Ingleheim International, Schamberger International, Mitsubishi International, Japan and the Gregg Museum of Art and Design.   He has artwork published in many books including, in the Lark series, “500 Pendants”, “500 handmade Books and “1000 Rings”.  Other books his work is featured in are “PMC Decade”, “Fine Art of the Tin Can”,  “The Art of Resin Jewelry,” “Zilver Klei” (Denmark),  “Art Saves”. “Lark Jewelry Box Challenge”, and “Creative Metal Clay Jewelry” to name just a few.  He has written articles and published his artwork in numerous magazines including “Niche”, “Art Jewelry”, “Lapidary Journal” and “Perspectives” among others. Robert is the originator of Faux Bone™, a new, wonderful material for artists involved in jewelry, artist’s books, sculpture, and many other artistic disciplines. He is also the originator of “Solid Expression” a new formulation of artisans concrete he developed for jewelry and small sculpture. His book “Amulets and Talismans: Techniques for Making Meaningful Jewelry” is published by Northlight Books.  He is owner and head lackey at Studio E.Y.E. (Express Yourself Endlessly) a new studio promoting the arts and bringing in some of the most talented and accomplished artist/teachers from the US and around the world to teach classes and workshops.  Robert lives in Connecticut, teaches around the world, is an avid cook (I didn’t say good) and collector of toys, maps, and compasses.


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