Explore the art of chain making. Design and make your own, unique chain for a necklace, earrings or a bracelet
On this course you will make a necklace, bracelet or earrings from your own repeating, relating or random links. Expanding beyond the limits of commercially available chains, we investigate ways to create interesting links to make your own, unique chain.
Belcher, Snake, Trace, Box, Rope, Curb… so many chain types are commercially available but the possibilities for linking are endless. On this weekend workshop you will be inventing & making your own fancy chain to wear as a necklace, bracelet or earrings either to compliment an existing pendant or to stand alone.
You will learn a range of techniques for connecting metal. Joining methods include soldering and riveting. We also look at ways to create different shapes: forging, forming, piercing, wire manipulation. You will learn how to make & incorporate a simple clasp.
The course fee covers the cost of non-precious materials – Copper & brass are provided – & we have silver available to purchase.
If you would like to have your ring hallmarked with the Flux Studios hallmark this can also be arranged at cost price.
More info will be provided at the time of booking your place.
This fee includes all materials for your use. Refreshments will also be provided.
Please check your eligibility before choosing the concessionary option.
Course Tutor: Emma McGilchrist
Max Student numbers: 6 to 12 (with 2 tutors)
Weekend Date: Sat 11 and Sun 12 May 2019
Class Times: 10.00am – 5pm
International/Full fee £350
UK residents £225
*If you are a UK residents and on a low wage, or in receipt of tax credits or other benefit you qualify for the Flux concessionary rate. This is a discretionary discount which we personally subsidise. Please consider how much you need this discount before choosing this option.
Course code: LC01