Register at: Boulder Metalsmithing Association
Self-registering one-piece blanking dies allow you to easily cut out precise duplicate shapes from silver, gold and other non-ferrous sheet metals,giving you the time to get lost in the design process and experiment with forming and assembling. Jayne Redman has been using this method for her own production jewelry for more than 25 years and has developed ways of creating dies and blanking multiples that dramatically speed up production. You will be amazed at how quickly you can go from original idea to duplicated shape as you make and use your own dies during class.
This workshop will teach you how to develop patterns and introduce you to many of the engineering concepts that Jayne works with in her jewelry. She will take you through the design process from initial drawings to final prototypes and finished pieces. You will learn the principles behind centrally radiating forms, properly nested forms, spacing for slotted forms, using faux hinging, and tab construction. You will learn design layout, scaling and transforming. Jayne will also be demonstrating her inventive methods of shaping and connecting.
Jayne will supply a rotational bench pin and protractor for each student to use. They will be available for purchase at a special student discount.