Silversmithing – Found Objects with Renata Fojtikova
This short course will introduce participants to various methods of creating wearable art, using found objects and materials. It is suitable for the absolute beginner as well as for experienced makers. Students will learn how to use various cold and hot connections to transform objects into jewellery. Techniques will include riveting, stapling, or simple claw and bezel settings. You will also learn about sawing, drilling, soldering and polishing. Participants are encouraged to bring in their own small objects such as buttons, shells, small plastic toys, pieces of wood, leather etc. (aim for sizes smaller than 5.0cm).