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Stamped Hollow Beads

Learn to pattern, form and solder hollow sterling beads

  • 125 US dollars
  • Ridgedale Drive

Service Description

You've seen these beautiful beads before throughout history...gorgeous hollow beads, all hand formed and soldered, strung on long or short chains. Many cultures have crafted hollow beads from Asia and the far east to here in the USA in the Southwest. Depending on the shape, they can be round, saucer, or pillow, or barrel shaped - we'll be learning the skills of creating domed shapes using the dapping tools, disc cutters, metal stamps, Foredom Flexshaft, rolling mill patterning, and then putting the beads together to create hollow forms. Beads are a bit tricky to get 'just right' because your work has to stay lined up while you're soldering - I'll show you how to do it all in this class! Be prepared to dive right in! There's a lot to cover! We'll be using some great Scandinavian themed metal punches to decorate our beads (I had special gnome stamps made for this class!), as well as patterning our metal in the rolling mill, or with hammers. This will be a great class and I'm really looking forward to it! Please bring your torch, butane fuel, 3M polishing cloths, flux and medium solder. The materials and flexshaft bit and bur that you'll need for this class will be sold at the shop and will run around $55 - $65. Silversmithing 3 is a prerequisite for this class.


Upcoming Sessions


Cancellation Policy

Cancellations are inevitable and we will do our best to work with you, but since our class sizes are so small, we need as much advance notice as possible.  Cancellations more than 30 days in advance can be refunded, rescheduled or credited.  Cancellations between 30 days and 10 days of class will be given store credit or rescheduled. Cancellations with less than10 days advance notice - no refund. If cancelling with no refund, students can use the RETAKE code to sign up for a future class at half price


Contact Details

  • 13019 Ridgedale Drive, Hopkins, MN, USA

    952-595-8338

    bradanderson@vgems.net


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