Jewelry/Metal Classes 

Visiting Artists 

Genevieve Flynn Studio is proud to host nationally and internationally known artists to teach jewelry techniques that each specializes in.   

These classes are taught in a small, intimate setting allowing each student one on one instruction at the time of the class.  No more than 8-10 students will be accepted for each class ensuring each student the instruction that you hope for when taking these specialized classes.  Each class description will inform you of all the tools and materials either required of the student or that will be supplied in the class.  date. 

Class fees are paid upon sign up.  If you would need to cancel for medical reasons, an emergency, or death in the family then you will be given a full refund less 30%.  

 

 


Making Multiples - Blanking Dies and Pattern Development

Visiting Artist:  jayne Redman, (bio) - (artist's website)

September 16, 2015 ~ 9:30am-5pm

Description

MAKING MULTIPLES-BLANKING DIES & PATTERN DEVELOPMENT

 

SEPTEMBER 16-17, 2015

JAYNE REDMMAN, INSTRUCTOR

 

There are two workshops offered back to back in this series.  Each workshop will be listed separately and you will need to sign up for each workshop separately.

PART 1 

The first part of the workshop will focus on learning the blanking die process, a method of sawing dies from flat stock tool steel to quickly cut out duplicate shapes in sheet metal.

 The dates of the first workshop are September 16-17, 2015  This will be the first workshop listed in the website.  The description of materials and class are listed in this area with a short paragraph on what is offered in the second workshop.  Please sign up for the hydraulic press workshop in this site.  If you have questions please contact Genevieve@genevieveflynn.com

PART 2 

The second part will focus on ways to create tools and jigs to form those shapes into 3 dimensional designs and then create unique findings for them including ear wires, linkage systems, and clasps. You will learn time saving ways of measuring, cutting and connecting sheet and wire.  You will be able to make exact duplicates of your forms and findings, enhancing your craftsmanship and appeal to your jewelry.

The dates for the second workshop are September 18-20, 2015  Please sign up for this workshop in the appropriate listing on the website.

 

PART ONE DESCRIPTION

One piece blanking dies allow you to easily cut out precise duplicate shapes from silver, gold and other non-ferrous sheet metals.  Jayne Redman has been using this method for her own production jewelry for 18 years and has develped ways of creating dies and blanking multiples that dramitcally speed up the production process.  In this workshop you will learn how to develop patterns for this process and the method of sawing dies from flat stock tool steel.  You will be amazed at how quickly you can go from original idea to duplicated shape as you make and use your own blanking dies during class. Jayne will be demonstrating her own inventive methods of forming, connecting, and engineering.  Basic metalsmithing skills such as sawing and filing are required.

Students will be provided with Jayne Redman's rotational bench pin device for use during class.  It will be offered at a special discounted price to each student at the end of the workshop.

This is a process oriented not project oriented workshop although if you have a specific design in mind Jayne would be happy to work with you to problem solve.  Please feel free to contact her at 

jayne@jayneredmanjewelry.com with questions.

*We will be using Susan Kinglsey's book, Hydraulic Die Forming for Jewelers and Silversmiths, as a reference.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY:

As Genevieve Flynn Studio prepares in advance and expends money to do so, the class fee is non-refundable.  If an extraordinary situation arises that one cannot attend such as illness, injury, family emergency etc. Genevieve Flynn Studio will discuss appropriate measures in terms of refunds.

SAFETY DISCLAIMER:

Genevieve Flynn Studio is kept safe for all occupants.  Compliance with all safety requirements are stressed and enforced.  However, while working in and around the building, personal injury is possible.  Students of Genevieve FLynn Studio agree to comply with all safety regulations set forth in this class description and agree to exercise appropriate personal safety precautions around studio equipment at all times for the safety of all persons.

Students of Genevieve Flynn Studio agree to participate in this class at their own risk and that  neither Genevieve Flynn Studio or J. Kevin Flynn, property owner, will be liable for personal injury sustained by students during class or on the Flynn property.  By signing up for this workshop you, the student, agrees to abide by this disclaimer and cancellation policy.

 

 

 

 

Fee: $550.00

Materials Fee: $35.00

MATERIALS AND TOOLS:

Tool and material kit supplied by the instructor for an estimated fee:

Tool steel metal, 1/32"        $25.00  *Please note, this tool steel is meant for cutting out 23 gauge or thinner metal sheet

STUDENTS WILL PAY JAYNE DIRECTLY FOR THE ABOVE MATERIALS

 Students should bring:

Rio Grande ordering information - Rio Grande  800-545-6566  www.riogrande.com

At least 3 dozen Laser Gold saw blades, Rio Grande #110305

At least one pack of #64 drill bits, 91mm  Rio Grand #349423

Half round hand file, like Rio Grande #11315

Flat hand file, #0 cut

Assorted needle files, like Rio Grande #114556 or #114258

5" or 6" jeweler's saw frame, like Rio Grande #110133

Flush cutters, like Rio Grande #111287

Dividers, like Rio Grande #116005

Scribe, like Rio Grande #118459

Bur Life or similar product like Rio Grande #117003

Rubber cement or double stick tape

Metal:  24 gauge or thinner:  scrap copper and/or brass to test dies.  Some will be available at the class.  If students wish to work in silver, please bring 24 gauge or thinner

Any favorite hand tools or flex shaft accessories, especially cylinder burs

Drawing materials:  Plain white copy or inkjet paper, pencil and sharpener, eraser, rulere, fine Sharpie markers, scissors, Exacto knife, compasses and dividers

Optional:  Hydraulic Die-Forming for Jewelers and Metalsmiths by Susan Kingsley, Rio Grande #550-661.  Silver or gold sheet 24 gauge or thinner and silver or gold wire 20 gauge for finished pieces.

 

Deposit of $550.00 required at sign up, balance due at class.

Maximum Students: 8  (4 spaces remaining.)

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Inventive Forming: Making Tools for Multiples with Jayne Redman

Visiting Artist:  Jayne Redman - (artist's website)

September 18, 2015 ~ 9:30am-5pm

Description

  MAKING TOOLS FOR MAKING MULTIPLES: INVENTIVE FINDINGS

SEPTEMBER 18-19, 2015

JAYNE REDMAN, INSTRUCTOR

 

PART TWO DESCRIPTION

This is a two day workshop

 

One of the special aspects of Jayne Redman's jewelry is the way she combines form and function in her designs, creating unusual findings and assembly processes.  Jayne will demonstrate her original engineering ideas and teach you how to apply them to your own work.  She will consult with each of you to help you create concepts that are unique to your jewelry.

This workshop will focus on ways to create tools and jigs to form those shapes into 3 dimensional designs and then create unique findings for them including ear wires linkage systems, and clasps.  You will learn time saving ways of measureing, cutting, connecting and forming sheet and wire.

Students will learn to make forming rods for sheet metal.  These tools will include a "u" tool for conforming both sides fo sheet at the same time over a metal rod, pushing tools that help conform sheet metal shapes that are close together, and a fingernail tool that will slide over and under shapes to be bent and also assist in closing loops.

You will modify pliers to create perfect loops with accurate inside diameters, tapered tube crimps to attach tubular clasps to chain or neck wire coils, notches in handmade ear posts, and make all purpose fine tapered flat and flat-oval pliers and bent chain nose pliers.

Students will learn how to use Aquaplast-a thermal reactive plastic-to make forming tools, handles for tools, dapping molds, wire jibs, and holding devices for stone setting.

You will leave the workshop with the knowledge to comfortably modify existing tools and invent tools and jigs of your own design.  You will learn time saving ways of measuring, cutting, and connecting sheet wnad wire.  You will be able to make exact duplicates of your forms and findings , enhancing your craftsmanship and adding appeal to your jewelry.

Jayne will supply her Rotational Bench Pin System for each student to use and have them available for sale at a special workshop price. 

CANCELLATION POLICY 

As Genevieve Flynn Studio prepares in advance and expends money to do so, the class fee is non-refundable.  If an extraordinary situation arises that one cannot attend such as illness, injury, family emergency etc. Genevieve Flynn Studio will discuss appropriate measures in terms of refunds.

SAFETY DISCLAIMER

Genevieve Flynn Studio is kept safe for all occupants.  Compliance with all safety requirements are stressed and enforced.  However, while working in and around the building, personal injury is possible.  Students of Genevieve Flynn Studio agree to comply with all safety regulations set forth in this class description and agree to exercise appropriate personal safety precautions around studio equipment at all times for the safety of all persons.  

Students of Genevieve Flynn Studio agree to participate in this class at their own risk and that neither Genevieve Flynn Studio or Kevin Flynn, property owner, will be liable for personal injury sustained by students during class or on the Flynn property.  By signing up for this workshop you, the student, agrees to abide by this disclaimer and cancellation policy. 

SAFETY REQUIREMENTS WHILE WORKING IN THE STUDIO

Safety Glasses must be worn while working in the studio.  If you wear prescrption glasses I recommend over the glasses style safety glasses.  The can be purchased through Conney Safety.  Conney.com

Equipment and tools are to be used only as prescribed and under the instructors direction/supervision

Long pants and closed shoes must be worn at all times

Long Hair must be tied safely back/up

Loose clothing or jewelry is not to be worn

If you are asked to put long sleeves, gloves or an apron on, it is for your protection so please do so.  

Fee: $550.00

Materials Fee: $95.00

All of the tools to be modified and materials needed to make the jigs will be supplied by the instructor for a fee of $95.00.  This fee is to be paid directly to the instructor.  

The kit will include assorted wooden, steel, and Delrin and acrylic sheets, Aquaplast thermal reactive plastic, nickel sheet, brass wire for samples, specially hardened sterling silver wire, fine nose pliers set to customize, tweezers, drill bits, set of 10 or so flexshaft accessories.

Students should bring the following to class:

Numbers proceeding the item listed are the stock numbers if you wish to order from Rio Grande

                                                 RIO GRANDE STOCK NUMBER

Half round hand file                   #11315

Assorted needle files                  #114556 or #114258

Jeweler's saw frame                   #110133

Saw blades, asstd sizes

Flush cutters                              #111287

Dividers                                     #116005

Scribe                                        #118459

Bur Life or similar product           #117003

Any favorite hand tools or flex shaft accessories-in particular: burs of all shapes and coarse cut files

Drawing maerials:  Plain white copy or inkjet paper, pencil and sharpener, eraser, ruler, fine Sharpie markers, scissors, Exactor knife and blades

Optional: Silver or gold wire 20 gauge

 

Deposit of $550.00 required at sign up, balance due at class.

Maximum Students: 8  (4 spaces remaining.)

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Torch-fired Enamels: Enamel & Setting as Equal Partners (4 day class)

Visiting Artist:  Anne Havel

June 16, 2016

Description

       TORCH-FIRED ENAMELS: ENAMEL & SETTING AS EQUAL PARTNERS

INSTRUCTOR:  ANNE HAVEL

JUNE 16-19, 2016

THIS IS A FOUR DAY CLASS

Bezels are not the only way to go with enamels! Giving equal weight to both the setting and enamel will drive the planning process for the entire project. Screws, rivets, sewing with wire, etc. must be considered before enameling. You will create your perfect enamel piece through torch-firing, then incorporate it into the full evolution of the completed piece. This class is for people with at least some metalsmithing skills who wish to use the artists process to create more complex settings for their enamels. Cold-connections and minimal soldering skill options for your piece(s) can also be explored. We will discuss different ways of seeing ordinary objects that can give you clues or ideas about more complex settings. The class will cover torch-firing (although a kiln may be used) as the method of creating an enamel piece, but the main focus will be creating fun, exciting, unusual settings for your piece.

WHAT WILL BE TAUGHT(INCLUDING SKILLS COVERED)

Torch safety and how to use an acetylene/air torch/ what tip sizes to use (1,2, and 3 will be used with an acetylene/air torch

Ways of containing the heat so the enamels will flow (small pieces will flow using various methods)

The beauty of firescale and its use in torch-firing

Preparation of metal for enameling, forming of pieces to create more stability

The use of necessary small tools for creation of the pieces such as riveting hammers, forming hammers, jewelers saw, files, sandpaper or wheels, scratching tools, and others should they become necessary

Use of liquid enamels for counter-enameling and for sgraffito purposes, as well as powdered enamels

Various enamel application techniques such as sifting, painting, sgraffito, underglaze, graphite and acid-etching can be covered

Under firing (sugar firing and orange peel), maturity firing, and over firing and how to recognize when each is occurring

How to set or mount the pieces when they are complete

THE OBJECTIVES/INTENDED OUTCOMES

*Enable new students of enameling to be able to continue to torch-fire at home the class

*Present those who are already enameling new information about torch-firing and/or enameling techniques that they may not have in their skill sets

New ways to think about creative settings for pieces.p>

*Inspire more people to pursue the art of enameling, generate enthusiasm, and increase the dialogue around the art form, even if they choose to use their skills with a kiln.

Completed piece(s) that the student can take away with him/her

*Demonstrate to the students that, while torch firing is not necessarily hard, it is a more time consuming process than kiln firing

*Help each student with their vision, should they have one

*Learn from each other. Everyone has something to teach.

PAYMENT IN FULL IS DUE AT THE TIME OF SIGN UP FOR EACH CLASS.  NO DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED SINCE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE FULL PAYMENT.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

Due to the costs incurred for advertising and coordinating classes, a cancellation fee of 20% will be deducted from the total class fee at the time of cancellation. 

If cancellation occurs 4 weeks or less prior to class dates then no monies will be refunded.

Fee: $525.00

Materials Fee: $15.00

Students are expected to bring the following tools for use during the class:

Old magazines

Tinted eye protection. Arrow Springs. Choose what you like best, no need to spend the big bucks!

0, 00, 000 sable brushes Anne likes using Blick Master Natural Brush-round, 3/0 Item #05832-7030 and Blick Master Natural Brush - Round, size 0, Item# 05832-1000

Dust/fumes mask

Eye Dropper

Any unleaded transparent enamels that you own (leaded enamels are not legal in a classroom environment) Opaques also, but not always used. If you want to pursue this, Thompson Enamels sells their item called "sample C" which is 1 oz of EVERY color they make. It is about $90 and just fantastic, with more than 150 colors.

Graphite pencils, HB, 2B, & 4B (a lovely diverse package is available at Michael's for $4.95)

Sandpaper in 150 or 220 grit or appropriate wheels which can be used with the flex shaft all your favorite metalsmithing tools

Solder/ hard & medium

Brown paper towels ( as they are lint free)

Sharp tools for scratching

2 Jars about 12 - 16 oz for water

One plastic container with a lid, about 16 oz, for glass etchall

1-coffee or tomato can (28 oz size) Paper must be removed and you must then torch the can(outside as the coating inside the can is toxic) until the coating is burnt off YOU MUST DO THIS BEFORE THE CLASS

Trivets, please bring any small trivets that you may own as Genevieve Flynn Studio has a limited amount to be used. PLEASE MARK YOUR TRIVETS BEFORE CLASS AS THEY WILL GET MIXED UP! Genevieve Flynn Studio will not be responsible for any trivets brought in nor feel the responsibility of replacing student trivets. This is your responsibility to mark them. Remember that it has to scribed or filed into the metal as it is going to be heated over and over and any other pencil or sharpie marks will disappear.

Copper sheet 20-22 gauge and/or copper shapes (You can purchase shapes from Rio Grande, Metalliferous, or Thompson Enamels) We start small, with shapes or pieces under 1". We will work bigger for this class, should you desire to set a larger piece. I would ask that you be familiar with enameling, if you want to set a larger piece, or most of the class will be spent creating the piece.

Copper wire, asstd gauges, brass escutcheon pins (these can be purchased at a hardware store)

Any wire, bezel wire or materials you would like to use for your setting(s) Found objects are always fun!

Hand tools, saw frame, 2/0 or 3/0 saw blades, hand files, needle files, Optivisor, millimeter gauge, dividers,  pliers and cutters, and any other hand tools that you use

Deposit of $525.00 required at sign up, balance due at class.

Maximum Students: 8

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