Bead Fest Tacoma 2017
 

Workshops by Sara Lukkonen

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10/26/201711:00 am - 3:00 pm Thursday, October 26, 2017
1283, Torch Enameling 101- $170
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Annealing, Basics, Coloring Metal, Enameling, Metalwork, Tool Instruction, Torchwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Basic enameling skills using a torch
  • Safety with torch firing enamels
  • Learning what tools are used in process




In this class, you will learn to torch fire copper pieces using a HotHead. First will be the process of torching tubular beads. In the second half you will do flat pieces, headpins and spheres by a dipping method. In this class you can make as many pieces as time allows. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: The ability to work with both hands and know basic safety skills of a using a torch. Must be 18

Materials you are required to bring: 1 canister of Mapp gas (yellow canister; available at most hardware or home improvement stores), safety glasses, a welder’s apron (not required). Must wear cotton clothing.

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1283, Torch Enameling 101- $170 [More Info]
Sara Lukkonen
10/26/20174:30 pm - 8:30 pm Thursday, October 26, 2017
800, Mosaic Bangles- $160
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly,Basics,Design,Enameling,Metalwork,Torchwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Basic enameling
  • Understanding the heat of the torch
  • Applying enameled mosaic tiles to metal




Learn the basics of torch enameling with Sara Lukkonen, the owner-artist of C-Koop Beads. Using a Hot Head Torch™ learn safely to add colorful enamel powders to copper. You will learn how to cut and finish the enameled tiles to be applied to the bangle. Each student will have his or her own workstation. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: It will be helpful to know how to use a torch and some enameling experience

Materials you are required to bring: 1. One canister of Mapp gas. 2. Safety glasses. 3. Wear natural fiber clothing that cover legs or bring welders apron. 4. Metal scissors-Fiskers work the best.

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800, Mosaic Bangles- $160 [More Info]
Sara Lukkonen
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