Inventive Findings

Inventive Findings

July 11 – 13, 2014
10 am – 5 pm
With Jayne Redman
$425 plus $125 Tools and Materials fee. $100 deposit will reserve your space.

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Making Multiples With Blanking Dies

Making Multiples With Blanking Dies

July 31 – August 1, 2014
Rio Grande Jewelry Company
Albuquerque, NM
Register at:
riogrande.com/Content/Jayne-Redman-BIO-psd#tabs-Classes

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One-piece blanking dies allow you to easily cut out precise duplicate shapes from silver, gold and other non-ferrous sheet metals. Jayne Redman has been using this method for her own production jewelry for 18 years and has developed ways of creating dies and blanking multiples that dramatically speed up the production process. In this workshop you will learn how to develop patterns for this process and the method of sawing dies from flat stock tool steel. You will be amazed at how quickly you can go from original idea to duplicated shape as you make and use your own blanking dies during class. Jayne will be demonstrating her own inventive methods of forming, connecting, and engineering. Basic metalsmithing skills such as sawing and filing are required.

This is a process oriented not project oriented workshop although if you have a specific design in mind Jayne would be happy to work with you to problem solve. Please feel free to contact her at jayneredmanjewelry.com with questions.

* We will be using Susan Kingsley’s book, Hydraulic Die Forming for Jewelers and Silversmiths, as a reference.

The Keum-boo Process

The Keum-boo Process

September 10 – 11, 2014
10 am – 5 pm
With Jayne Redman
$275 plus $50 Tools and Materials fee. A $100 deposit will reserve your space.

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Inventive Findings

October 4 – 5, 2014
Society for Midwest Metalsmiths
St. Louis, MO

Register at:
midwest-metalsmiths.org 

 

One of the special aspects of Jayne Redman’s jewelry is the way she combines form and function in her designs, creating unusual findings and assembly processes. Jayne will demonstrate her original engineering ideas and teach you how to apply them to your own work. She will consult with each of you to help you create concepts that are unique to your jewelry.

This workshop will focus on ways to make tools and jigs to form 3 dimensional shapes and unique findings including ear wires, linkage systems, and clasps. You will learn time saving ways of measuring, cutting, connecting and forming sheet and wire.

You will make a series of tools that will allow you to measure, cut, and bend wire accurately in coils or circles and straight lengths. Using these tools Jayne will show you how to make her award-winning signature S-Twist ear wire as well as other variations of single curved ear wires. You will make several variations of jigs for reverse curve ear wires and linkage systems of your own design. These methods can also be used for perfectly duplicating cloisonné wires.

You will make forming rods for sheet metal. These tools will include a “u” tool for conforming both sides of sheet at the same time over a metal rod, pushing tools that help conform sheet metal shapes that are close together, and a fingernail tool that will slide over and under shapes to be bent and also assist in closing loops.

You will modify pliers to create perfect loops with accurate inside diameters, tapered tube crimps to attach tubular clasps to chain or neck wire coils, notches in handmade ear posts, and make all purpose fine tapered flat and flat-oval pliers and bent chain nose pliers.

You will learn how to use Aquaplast – a thermal reactive plastic – to make forming tools, handles for tools, dapping molds, wire jigs, and holding devices for stone setting.

You will leave the workshop with the knowledge to comfortably modify existing tools and invent tools and jigs of your own design. You will be able to make exact duplicates of your forms and findings, enhancing your craftsmanship and adding appeal to your jewelry.

 

Making Multiples With Blanking Dies

November 7 – 9, 2014
Hosted by The National Enamelist Guild and The Washington Guild of Goldsmiths
Washington, DC

Register at:
www.nationalenamelistguild.com 
www.washingtonguildofgoldsmiths.com 

One-piece blanking dies allow you to easily cut out precise duplicate shapes from silver, gold and other non-ferrous sheet metals. Jayne Redman has been using this method for her own production jewelry for 18 years and has developed ways of creating dies and blanking multiples that dramatically speed up the production process. In this workshop you will learn how to develop patterns for this process and the method of sawing dies from flat stock tool steel. You will be amazed at how quickly you can go from original idea to duplicated shape as you make and use your own blanking dies during class. Jayne will be demonstrating her own inventive methods of forming, connecting, and engineering.

This is a process oriented not project oriented workshop although if you have a specific design in mind Jayne would be happy to work with you to problem solve. Please feel free to contact her at jayneredmanjewelry.com with questions.

* We will be using Susan Kingsley’s book, Hydraulic Die Forming for Jewelers and Silversmiths, as a reference.

Calla Lily Pendant

Calla Lily Pendant

calla_lily_l_pTWO-TONE, 1″ x 5/8″ x 24″

Small version available, 3/4″ x 5/8″ x 18″

Available in STERLING, TWO-TONE, TRI-COLOR, 18K GOLD

Full Collection
Cactus Flower Earrings- Large

Cactus Flower Earrings- Large

cactus1Bright & oxidized silver, 1 7/8″ x 5/8″
Small version available, 1 1/2″ x 1″
Available in BLACK & WHITE, SILVER WIRE, 18K WIRE, TWO-TONE, AND TRI-COLOR
Shown: E187/L-BKWH – Large Earrings

Full Collection
Leaf Earrings

Leaf Earrings

leaf_s_e_2STERLING W/24K, 1 5/8″ x 3/8″

Large version available, 2 1/4″ x 1/2″

Available in STERLING W/24K, GREY, TRI-COLOR, BLACK AND WHITE, 18K GOLD W/24K

Shown: E154/S – Small earrings

Full Collection
Clematis Earrings

Clematis Earrings

clematis_l_eSTERLING W/24K, 7/8″ x 3/4″

Small version available, 11/16″ x 9/16″

Available in STERLING W/24K, 18K GOLD W/24K

Shown: E166/LD- Large drop earrings

Full Collection
Chinese Lantern Earrings

Chinese Lantern Earrings

chinese_s_e_2STERLING W/24K, 1 3/8″ x 5/8″
Large version available, 2 3/8″ x 7/8″
Available in STERLING W/24K, 18K GOLD W/24K, BLACK AND WHITE
Shown: E148/S – Small oxidized earrings

Full Collection
Begonia Earrings

Begonia Earrings

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STERLING W/24K, mixed oxidization, 1 1/2″ x 1 1/8″
Small version available, 1 1/2″ x 7/8″
Available in STERLING W/24K, 18K GOLD W/24K, BLACK AND WHITE
Shown: E160/L – Large earrings

Full Collection
Palm Earrings

Palm Earrings

palm_sm_eTWO-TONE, 3/4″ x 1/2″

Available in STERLING, TWO-TONE, TRI-COLOR, 18K GOLD

Shown: E177/S-TT – Small Post Earrings

Full Collection
Gingko Earrings

Gingko Earrings

gingko_sm_eSTERLING W/24K, 1 1/2″ x 7/8″

Available in STERLING W/24K, GREY, TRI-COLOR, BLACK AND WHITE, 18K GOLD W/24K

Shown: E156/S – Small earrings

Full Collection
Petal Earrings

Petal Earrings

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Earrings, 1 1/2″ x 5/8″

Large version available, 2″ x 3/4″

Available in STERLING W/24K, GREY, TRI-COLOR, 18K GOLD W/24K, BLACK AND WHITE

Shown: E152/S-SW – Small Sterling w/24k

Full Collection