"Make Your Own Dichroic Cabochon" Sat. Jan..29, 2022 10:00am - 3:00pm
In this class Julie will teach you how to make your own dichroic glass cabochon. You will create a pendant and matching earrings.
"Make Your Own Dichroic Cabochon"
Instructor: Julie Boudreaux
Date: Saturday January 22, 2022 (Part 1 of 2)
Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Saturday January 29, 2022 (Part 2 of 2)
Time: 10:00am to 3:00pm
Skill Level: All Levels
Age Limit: 14 and Over
Maximum Class Size: 4
Class Fee: $145.00
Kit Fee: Included in class fee
NASA developed dichroic glass in the late 1950’s to protect against the potentially harmful effects of direct sunlight and cosmic radiation.. It is innately interactive in nature, as you view the glass from different angles the colors changes and has an iridescent characteristic. It has a unique and mesmerizing reflective surface which makes it perfect to make beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry.
This class is divided into two days
Class 1… we will use glass to from a cabochon pendant and earrings, the cabochon will be fired in a kiln and you will make the sterling silver earring backs. Class 2…we will create a sterling silver bezel for your cabochon pendant and apply earring backs to your cabochon for earrings. Once you learn this technique you can save money and create beautiful designs and unique shapes for your jewelry.
You will Learn:
Safety techniques for working with glass, choose color and design, score and cut glass, stacking glass for fusing glass, steps involved in preparing the glass, including the kiln firing, cold work the glass, applying different firing schedules when fusing, cleaning fused pieces. Make a bezel setting, determine what solder to use in each step, solder the bezel setting, make a bail, apply a prong to sterling silver make the earrings, texture metal and filing and polishing. Julie will teach you what type glass works best, tools needed, where to purchase supplies, firing schedules for kiln fired glass and finishing techniques. Once you learn the techniques the possibilities are endless.
Design safety techniques with glass, choose color and design, score and cutting glass, stacking glass, fusing glass, preparing the glass, kiln firing, cold working glass, applying different firing schedules, cleaning fused pieces, texturing, filing. make a bezel setting, what solder to use in each step, solder the bezel setting, make a bail, apply a prong to sterling silver, make sterling silver earring backs. connect backs to earrings, texture metal and filing and polishing, what type glass works best, tools needed, where to purchase supplies, firing schedules for kiln fired glass and finishing techniques.
Kit to Include:
Every thing needed to complete this project.
Skill Level: No experience necessary.
Tools to Bring: None, You will use studio tools.
What to Wear:
Comfortable or Old clothes .,,. And Please wear closed toe shoes you will be using a torch ...Apron, Latex gloves, safety glasses and mask will be provided if needed.
SAS by Design Studio
6170 Larkwood Ln
Long Beach, MS 39560
One seat per person per class. Space is limited so please do not bring any guests or children with you to class.
Classes will start on time.
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No refunds are provided if you cannot attend your scheduled class. You may send someone in your place if you let us know to expect them. We reserve the right to cancel a class at anytime. If that happens, for any reason, you will receive a full refund. In case of inclement weather, we will reschedule the class or give a full refund.