Forgot to include caliper on Tools list. Bring if you have. Harbor Freight has a coupon where you can buy a digital caliper for $9.99 with coupon. I have one but if you have bring. Also if you have bracelet mandrel bring. I have a round one but no oval so if you have oval bracelet mandrel bring it.
Added new photos of possible outcomes from this meetup here: http://www.meetup.com/Frisco-Jewelry-Making-Group/photos/#[masked]
which is in the photo section under March Album.
We had a couple of last minute cancellations so if it was full when you tried to sign-up it is open now. Last chance to sign-up today.
Fold Forming and Cold Connections
We will be doing some minor fold forming to create either a bangle , cuff or pendant. The fold forming will be organic in nature. The project choice is yours (one choice per member) here are the choices:
- Project 1 Bangle bracelet with flower
- Project 2 Free Form folds riveted to textured cuff
- Project 3 a riveted free form fold riveted to a sheet metal pendant
I have decided since we have so much equipment needed for this project that it will be easier to have the meetup at my home instead of elsewhere. So meetup is at 6908 Sugartree Ln. Frisco TX. Go north from HWY 121 on Main Street in The Colony (Josey Lane if you go south) which is also HWY 423. We are north of The Colony and south of Little Elm between Lebanon and Main St. in Frisco.
I ordered miniature nuts and bolts and if they arrive in time I will give each member one set to include in their project if they wish. You will see examples of this at the meetup. It is another type of cold connection.
26 to 30 g sheet metal color of choice (thinner is better because will anneal faster for this project)
14 g wire color of choice or brass or copper tacks for rivets
22g, 24g, or 20g wire for lacing if want to decorate with beads
Metal Rivet tubing color of choice (get at hardware store)
Beads if you wish to lace on beads for this project.
Hammers (rawhide, chasing, texture)
Pliers- round, flat, chain nose
Various files (the kind from beauty supply are great) also small files
Flat blade of some kind (like a butter knife)
Ruler & Marker
Since I will be moving to Louisiana our group will need new leaders. I have asked Jeanette and Charlotte to take over once I leave. Until my house sells I will still be leading the group. Keep in touch because locations can change at the last minute since my house if on the market for sale.
Great group, great fun! Join Us Soon.......