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This class is a new version of Janet’s popular dichroic jewelry class that offers even more jewelry ideas. Meet Janet and discover her art on our blog.
Students will work with two different types of glass in this class; COE 90 and COE 82 (float glass). Previously we only used COE 82. The difference in these two COEs after firing is remarkable. Using COE 82 is new to most people so expect the unexpected.
Get ready to be creative and move beyond cabochons to other ways of working with dichroic glass in your jewelry. Discover how simple it is to get dramatic results using new materials and techniques. Jan will teach you how to control firing temperature to get your desired result and how to add dimension to your jewelry by laying and stacking effectively. Special effects like etching, adding other elements such as crystals, beads and wire to your jewelry, and what types of findings to use will be discussed. You will also learn how to manipulate thin strips of dichroic glass with a torch to achieve exciting results. Discover how to use patterned dichroic to achieve truly creative results. You will learn to make a scene within your jewelry. Janet will talk about the different types of jewelry findings and where to resource them and what types of epoxy to use for different types of applications.
You will complete two different types of pendants, a pair of earrings and a dangle bracelet during this exciting class. There may also be time to play on your own a little.
This is a fast paced exciting class, so come prepared to have fun and be amazed.
Basic fusing skills required.
What To Bring
Students bring: glass cutting tools, safety glasses, tweezers, didymium glasses and jewelry pliers if available.
Class size is limited to ensure individual attention.