Fused Glass and Silver Fusion

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In this fused glass and silvesmithing course, you will learn how to take sheet glass and dichroic glass and turn them into beautiful cabochons to include in your jewelry!

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In-Depth Instructions

Available on Desktop, Mobile and Tablet

What You Will Learn

Class 01:

  • Intro and bio
  • Overview of what class will cover
  • Glass tools and safety
  • Basic Glass Tools – explain tools and how tools are used
  • Kiln – programming jewelry kiln, good firing practices
  • Grinder – water, coolant, how to grind, how to replace a head
  • Using a dust mask – why and what is silicosis
  • Using eye protection
  • Hand protection – gripper gloves
  • Injuries and first aid

Class 02:

  • Working with glass
  • Glass compatibility and what that means
  • What is devitrification and how to fix devit in art glass
  • Dichroic Glass – colors, patterns, backingHow to cut stack and ready dichroic glass to make pattern sheet and prepare for firing
  • How to cut the pattern sheet to form cabochons

Class 03:

  • How to make dichroic glass houses
  • Cutting black back
  • Cutting roof and house
  • Cutting windows and doors
  • Attaching parts
  • Finishing houses after firing

Class 04:

  • Creating Settings in Silver
  • Torch – types and uses
  • Pickle and pot – safety considerations, types of pickle
  • Safety for metal working – working with open flame, chemicals, ventilation
  • Other supplies used in metalsmithing – i.e. soldering pads, charcoal, etc.
  • Work area set up

Class 05:

  • What metal to use? Silver, copper, brass, nickel; considerations when using each
  • Drawing out your design on paper and determining what shapes to cut out
  • Jewelry saw – how to install blade, how to saw sheet
  • Using tin snips to cut small silver pieces
  • Cutting wire
  • Using Dremel tool to drill holes in metal
  • Cleaning your metal

Class 06:

  • What is solder? Types and grades and how to use.
  • Demonstrate soldering technics that will be used to create settings
  • How to stamp into metal

Class 07:

  • Cutting out base of house setting
  • Cutting out bezel roof and base of house
  • Cutting out prongs for house
  • Stamping words into metal

Class 08:

  • Soldering roof onto sheet metal base
  • Marking and soldering base bezel onto sheet metal base
  • Drilling holes for prongs
  • Soldering prongs
  • Soldering word strips and bail on back of setting
  • Soldering bail on back of setting
  • Adding a jump ring to bail

Class 09:

  • Cleaning and finishing settings
  • Setting stones
  • Wrap up

BONUS CLASS 01: Wild Woman Pendant

  • How to bezel set a glass cabochon
  • Soldering bezel wire
  • Soldering bezel wire to backing
  • Soldering the jump ring, hair, arms and legs
  • Finishing pendant
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BONUS CLASS 02: Garden Bell

  • Cutting out clear glass base
  • Forming wire loops for attachments
  • Decorating Garden Bell with Dichroic Glass – shapes and designs
  • Explain how to fire piece
  • Attaching the bell and chain

Open Facebook Group to students of this course:
Curious Mondo: Fused Glass and Silver Fusion

Time table:
9 hours

Level:
Basic / Intermediate / Advanced

Target market:
Glass artists, anyone who loves glass or want to start a new hobby or career

Main objective:
Learn how to take sheet glass and dichroic glass and turn them into beautiful cabochons to include in your jewelry!

Prerequisite:
None

Additional information

Language

English

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