Saw, Solder, Set Stone: Six Elements Bracelet

The 6 elements bracelet

Date: June 8-12, 2020 (Summer)
Medium: Metals/Jewelry
Instructor: Molly Sharp (email)
Skill Level: Intermediate

This six element, linked bracelet will enchant and challenge students all at the same time. Using sterling silver, students will construct a very unique bracelet with six diverse panels. Many basic metalsmithing techniques will be explored including sawing, filing, soldering, setting a stone patterning with the rolling mill, rivets and fusing 24k gold to silver (keum boo). Each bracelet will be an expression of the individual student. Some knowledge of metalsmithing techniques and terms is required and good eyesight or magnification a must.

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Tuition does not cover the cost of supplies and materials. Many of the workshops require you to bring specific materials or tools with you.


Supply List

Supplies are subject to change. A final list will be emailed to each participant before the first day of class.


Studio Fee

All workshops have a studio fee. Fees are collected at the end of the workshop and payable by check or credit card. MU no longer accepts cash.

Estimated studio fee for this workshop: $TBD*

*The final cost may vary depending on the actual cost of materials at the time of the workshop. It is possible for fees to be less or greater than the range indicated depending upon individual student usage.


About the Instructor

Molly Sharp started her journey into metalsmithing studying in England over 35 years ago and has since honed and perfected her fabrication skills through workshops and classes with some of the finest jewelers in the U.S. She and her potter husband, David Voorhees, reside in Western North Carolina where they conduct various workshops, including Silveramics Jewelry, in their home studios and abroad. She is a member of the prestigious Southern Highland Craft Guild in Asheville, NC.