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2019 -February Class 4 Day The Original Imaginative Captures class with Andy Cooperman

Regular price $650.00

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2019 - 4 Day Captures class with Andy Cooperman

All workshops are in Long Beach,CA

Dates: Feb. 8, 9,10,11 Friday-Monday  $650


The Original Imaginative Captures

 Got a stone, enamel sample or little found treasure that’s been lying on your bench just waiting for a great way to be used in something? This information-packed workshop can help you develop new, elegant, more fully integrated setting (capturing) solutions and break down some of the rigid walls that exist between ideas, process and materials.

 We’ll liberate the problem solver within, examine the why’s along with the how’s and explore a variety of tricks, studio tips and some really bad jokes. Among the topics demonstrated and discussed: cold connecting, caging, back setting, the flex shaft and advanced soldering techniques.

 Participants must have basic jewelry skills and a familiarity with tools and studio equipment. Required skills include drilling with the flex shaft machine, sawing, filing, silver soldering and basic bezel setting. Students should have experience with: the rolling mill, torches, hammers, buffers, etc. Those who enroll must be able to solder unattended.

Andy says, "This is a class that I designed from personal experience. I was not a good stone setter and wanted to find a way to incorporate stones--and other little bits--into the work that I wanted to make. And also to have the stones more integrated into the work without a manufactured or applied setting/mounting mucking up the design. What began as a work- around became a way of working."

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Cost: $650