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Exploring Shell Forms – Make Bangles, Bracelets and Cuffs (A31)

Tuesday 11 September 2018 @ 10:00 am - Tuesday 20 November 2018 @ 1:00 pm

shell forms for bangle, bracelets and cuffs

Explore ways to create beautiful shell forms from sheet, using forming techniques. Design and make a series of bangles or bracelets.(Mornings, Tuesdays). 

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– How can you make large bangles, bracelets and cuffs that are also lightweight and easy to wear? On this 10 week course you will experiment with metal manipulation techniques to create beautiful shell forms from sheet metal. To this end we present you with a series of short, directed projects that explore how to curve and stretch sheet metal into varied form using  hammers and stakes, mallets and punches. Then if you wish, you can translate your copper trials into silver.

Your projects include:

  • Donut Bracelet 
  • Torc Crescent Bangle
  • Freeform shell Bangle
  • Gently Curved Cuff

By the end of this course you will know how to:

Shape metal to create complex 3D forms using a range of techniques

Note: Elements of this course are free flowing and experimental in nature and you are encouraged to explore ways to exploit and further extend processes.  You may choose to focus on your favourite process or you can experiment with all of them, and it is anticipated that every student will have a unique set of outcomes.

You can use these metal manipulation techniques to explore new ways of working. However if you have other specific projects in mind, you can choose to continue to work on these instead. Your tutor will always aim to facilitate your requirements.

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Course TutorVicky Forrester

Max student numbers: 10 students 

Course Dates: 11 September – 20 November 2018

Half term break – week of 22-26 October

Class Times: Tuesday mornings, 10am – 1pm

Course Fee:  Standard: £260 / Concessions: £235 / Tuesday Extra £470

Materials Kit : Basic materials are included.

Would you like to stay for the day? We also offer a Tuesday Extra package that gives you 4 hours of follow-on time in the studio to work on your own projects. Read more here

Course code A31

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create shell forms using hammers and stakes to create lightweight hollow forms, ideal for bangles, bracelets and cuffs


Tuesday 11 September 2018 @ 10:00 am
Tuesday 20 November 2018 @ 1:00 pm
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Vicky Forrester
07931 228 352


Flux Jewellery School, London
2F Vanguard Court
London, SE5 8QT United Kingdom
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07931 228 352