The ability to make mosaic jewelry is a fantastic skill that can result in many gifts and sales! Learn how to create high end, precisely laid mosaic jewelry in this two day workshop.
The first day begins with a comprehensive lecture and slide show on jewelry base selection, adhesive choice, and suitable tesserae, followed by a examination of design for jewelry and how it differs from standard mosaic design. Precision cutting, the key to fine mosaic jewelry, will be discussed, demonstrated, and practiced. Jewelry laying techniques will be thoroughly covered, and students can expect lots of great tips! Class participants will receive lots of individual attention as they work on silver plate mosaic pendants using mosaic gold, smalti, filati, semiprecious stones, dichroic glass, and millefiori.
On the second day, participants will hone their newfound skills in precision mosaic making while working on a more challenging second or even third project. A comprehensive handout will be provided, and participants should expect to depart with the knowledge and skills to create precision mosaic jewelry on their own. This workshop should particularly benefit participants of all levels who are wanting to learn to cut material more precisely, who want to add high end mosaic jewelry to their repertoire, or who are interested in learning to work in small scale mosaic.
Bring magnifying eyewear if required or desired.