Pipe Dreams

In this workshop, you will create several original pieces of art to wear. Learn how to fashion a pipe bezel pendant, construct a bezel ring, and alter the surfaces using a variety of textural effect including the use of a rolling mill and a dapping block. Experiment with a butane torch and learn more about soldering metal, discover some tricks about pouring resin successfully, and have fun making chain links and wire connections.

The genesis of this program came out of watching a plumber fix a leaky bathroom sink. He picked up a piece of pipe and simply attached it to another pipe using solder and a torch. Well, that was all Jane needed to see!Jumping out of her chair, she ran to the studio and started playing around with copper and brass pipe. At the end of that day, a gaggle of new and simply wonderful pieces of jewelry were born out of these common household items!