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Tucson Streaming Class Helen Driggs Beachcomber'S Bonanza

Product ID: TS_2018_01_29_DRIGGS
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Helen Driggs Beachcomber'S Bonanza

Are you an incurable scavenger when you go to the beach, park, lake or other natural area? In this class we will learn how to mount natural objects like shells, pebbles, sticks, driftwood, sea glass and other found objects using wire, cold connections and other non-glue techniques. Have your own treasures and use suggested supplies to make a pendant featuring your favorite natural object. Learn to safely drill stone or sea glass, create flowing wire mountings, and how to plan and execute uncommon mountings like two-part, perimeter and integral tabs or multi-layer rivets.

Supplies suggested:

  • Sheet Metal
  • 12 gauge wire
  • 18 gauge rivet stock
  • beach pebbles
  • driftwood and shells
  • Steel Block
  • chasing hammer
  • Jeweler's saw frame and 2/0 blades Metal Snips
  • Awl or sharp scribe
  • Round nose pliers
  • Chain Nose Pliers
  • Flat nose Pliers
  • Wire cutters
  • Sandpapers and files
  • Rotary tool or flexshaft and stand
  • small ceramic or glass bowl
  • Disc cutter
  • Flex shaft
  • Diamond drilling equipment
  • assorted hand tools
  • dap block
  • forming hammer


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