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Tim Schneller

jewelry@rutlandmint.org


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    • 02/26/2024
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • The MINT, 112 Quality Lane, Rutland, VT
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    Torch Fired Enameling: Introduction

    In this popular 2-hour workshop, participants will complete a pair of enameled earrings. The process will include cutting a base copper shape, prepping it for enamel, applying enamel, and torch firing the piece using a mapp gas torch. Participants will finish the earrings by choosing complementary beads, forming twisted loops in wire, and attaching earring hooks. 

    Monday, February 26 5:30p-7:30p

      • Safety using enamel products and torches

      • Forming, sanding, cleaning, and prepping base metal

      • Understanding transparent and opaque enamels, 6/20 lump, mesh sizes

      • The importance of counter enameling

      • Simple wire wraps to complete earring pair

      • Using small hand tools – pliers, loop making, cutters

      Participants should be comfortable with the idea of holding and firing a torch. Long hair should be pulled back, and sleeves should be fitted not loose.

      Max capacity: 6

      This class is a prerequisite to Advanced Torch Fired Enameling

      Fees:

      $45 for members

      $60 for not-yet members 

      (Fee includes $15 materials)


      Instructor: Christie Harris

      Not-yet Members may take this or any other class at The MINT.  Become a Member to gain independent access to our shops outside of class time.

      Teens and adults welcome!

      • 03/16/2024
      • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
      • The MINT, 112 Quality Lane, Rutland, VT
      • 6
      Register


      Torch Fired Enameling: Introduction

      In this popular 2-hour workshop, participants will complete a pair of enameled earrings. The process will include cutting a base copper shape, prepping it for enamel, applying enamel, and torch firing the piece using a mapp gas torch. Participants will finish the earrings by choosing complementary beads, forming twisted loops in wire, and attaching earring hooks. 

      Saturday, March 16 11:30a-1:30p

        • Safety using enamel products and torches

        • Forming, sanding, cleaning, and prepping base metal

        • Understanding transparent and opaque enamels, 6/20 lump, mesh sizes

        • The importance of counter enameling

        • Simple wire wraps to complete earring pair

        • Using small hand tools – pliers, loop making, cutters

        Participants should be comfortable with the idea of holding and firing a torch. Long hair should be pulled back, and sleeves should be fitted not loose.

        Max capacity: 6

        This class is a prerequisite to Advanced Torch Fired Enameling

        Fees:

        $45 for members

        $60 for not-yet members 

        (Fee includes $15 materials)


        Instructor: Christie Harris

        Not-yet Members may take this or any other class at The MINT.  Become a Member to gain independent access to our shops outside of class time.

        Teens and adults welcome!

        • 03/25/2024
        • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
        • The MINT, 112 Quality Ln
        • 5
        Register


        Torch Fired Enameling - Advanced

        In this 3-hour workshop, participants will make a pair of enameled earrings or pendant. The process will include deciding on enamel colors, choosing a design element and embellishments, and firing at the torch station. Participants will then finish their projects by adding complementary beads, forming twisted loops in wire, and attaching ear hooks and/or jump rings.

        *** To participate in this class, students  MUST have already taken Intro to Torch Fired Enamel Jewelry *** 

        Monday, March 25, 2024, 4:00 – 7:00 pm

        Students will learn:

        • Safety using enamel products and torches
        • Forming, sanding, cleaning, and prepping base metal
        • Choosing enamel colors, designs, stencils, embellishments, and using crackle enamels.
        • Simple wire wraps to complete a jewelry project
        • Use of small hand tools such as pliers and cutters to create loops
        Long hair should be pulled back, and sleeves should be fitted not loose.

        Instructor: Christie Harris

        Fees:

        • $60 for members
        • $75 for not-yet members*

        Fee includes $15 materials

        *Not-yet Members may take this or any other class at The MINT. Become a Member to gain independent access to our shops outside of class time.

        Teens and adults welcome!

        • 04/07/2024
        • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
        • The MINT, 112 Quality Ln
        • 5
        Register


        Torch Fired Enameling - Advanced

        In this 3-hour workshop, participants will make a pair of enameled earrings or pendant. The process will include deciding on enamel colors, choosing a design element and embellishments, and firing at the torch station. Participants will then finish their projects by adding complementary beads, forming twisted loops in wire, and attaching ear hooks and/or jump rings.

        *** To participate in this class, students  MUST have already taken Intro to Torch Fired Enamel Jewelry *** 

        Sunday, April 7, 2024 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

        Students will learn:

        • Safety using enamel products and torches
        • Forming, sanding, cleaning, and prepping base metal
        • Choosing enamel colors, designs, stencils, embellishments, and using crackle enamels.
        • Simple wire wraps to complete a jewelry project
        • Use of small hand tools such as pliers and cutters to create loops
        Long hair should be pulled back, and sleeves should be fitted not loose.

        Instructor: Christie Harris

        Fees:

        • $60 for members
        • $75 for not-yet members*

        Fee includes $15 materials

        *Not-yet Members may take this or any other class at The MINT. Become a Member to gain independent access to our shops outside of class time.

        Teens and adults welcome!

        • 04/14/2024
        • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
        • The MINT, 112 Quality Lane, Rutland, VT
        • 6
        Register


        Torch Fired Enameling: Introduction

        In this popular 2-hour workshop, participants will complete a pair of enameled earrings. The process will include cutting a base copper shape, prepping it for enamel, applying enamel, and torch firing the piece using a mapp gas torch. Participants will finish the earrings by choosing complementary beads, forming twisted loops in wire, and attaching earring hooks. 

        Sunday, April 14 10:00a-12:00p

          • Safety using enamel products and torches

          • Forming, sanding, cleaning, and prepping base metal

          • Understanding transparent and opaque enamels, 6/20 lump, mesh sizes

          • The importance of counter enameling

          • Simple wire wraps to complete earring pair

          • Using small hand tools – pliers, loop making, cutters

          Participants should be comfortable with the idea of holding and firing a torch. Long hair should be pulled back, and sleeves should be fitted not loose.

          Max capacity: 6

          This class is a prerequisite to Advanced Torch Fired Enameling

          Fees:

          $45 for members

          $60 for not-yet members 

          (Fee includes $15 materials)


          Instructor: Christie Harris

          Not-yet Members may take this or any other class at The MINT.  Become a Member to gain independent access to our shops outside of class time.

          Teens and adults welcome!

          • 05/09/2024
          • 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
          • The MINT, 112 Quality Ln
          • 6
          Register


          Torch Fired Enameling - Advanced

          In this 3-hour workshop, participants will make a pair of enameled earrings or pendant. The process will include deciding on enamel colors, choosing a design element and embellishments, and firing at the torch station. Participants will then finish their projects by adding complementary beads, forming twisted loops in wire, and attaching ear hooks and/or jump rings.

          *** To participate in this class, students  MUST have already taken Intro to Torch Fired Enamel Jewelry *** 

          Thursday, May 9, 2024, 4:30 – 7:30 pm

          Students will learn:

          • Safety using enamel products and torches
          • Forming, sanding, cleaning, and prepping base metal
          • Choosing enamel colors, designs, stencils, embellishments, and using crackle enamels.
          • Simple wire wraps to complete a jewelry project
          • Use of small hand tools such as pliers and cutters to create loops
          Long hair should be pulled back, and sleeves should be fitted not loose.

          Instructor: Christie Harris

          Fees:

          • $60 for members
          • $75 for not-yet members*

          Fee includes $15 materials

          *Not-yet Members may take this or any other class at The MINT. Become a Member to gain independent access to our shops outside of class time.

          Teens and adults welcome!

        A place for tinkerers, makers, and small businesses to have space, contacts, and equipment to thrive. If you possess a passion for creating and making, a MINT membership is for you.

            
        112 Quality Lane, Rutland, Vermont

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