Safety using enamel products and torches
Forming, sanding, cleaning, and prepping base metal
Choosing enamel colors and understanding the difference between transparent and opaque enamels, 6/20 lump, mesh sizes, crackle enamels, embellishments
Sifting and firing enamel
Simple wire wraps to complete earring pair
Using small hand tools – pliers, loop making, cutters
Participants should bring:
N95 mask, or another mask. (mandatory)
Gloves that allow nimble fingers (optional)
Creativity and inspiration
$75 for members
$100 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!
Silverware Earrings or Pendant
In this 2-hour workshop, participants will make a pair of earrings or a pendant from vintage silver-plated forks and spoons. The process will include cutting silverware, grinding and softening edges, cleaning, drilling holes, sanding, and wax sealing. Participants will then finish their projects by adding complementary beads, forming twisted loops in wire, and attaching ear hooks and/or jump rings. Silver plated flatware will be supplied, but participants are encouraged to bring their own if they’d like to complete more than one project. Silver or silver-plated flatware only please!
Students will learn:
*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.
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