April Showers Bring Tin Flowers!

Course Description

About this course

In this virtual course, students will learn the fundamentals of working with reclaimed tin (printed steel) to easily add color, pattern, and depth to their jewelry designs. Through crafting flower motifs, students will learn the ins and outs of cutting, forming, and cold connection techniques for tin in combination with copper or sterling silver. Class participants can expect to gain the knowledge and ability to make a pair of earrings, a pendant, and one brooch using printed and patterned tin as their primary material.

For more information about virtual courses, visit our Virtual Course FAQ page. 

Please read the Materials & Tools tab! 

Meet the Instructor

Marian Miller

Marian Miller is a studio artist based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Marian was born and raised on the Gulf Coast of Alabama and draws much her inspiration from spending summers at the beach, family heirlooms and the stories about them. During her studies to become an art therapist Marian discovered metalwork and studied both jewelry and New Mexico tin-working at Santa Fe Community College. She furthered her studies as an apprentice to a jeweler and by attending classes at Penland School of Craft, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and the New Approach School for Jewelers. Marian spent a year as a resident artist at Pocosin Arts School of Fine Craft.

Materials & Tools 

$50 supply kit will be sent to the shipping address you have listed on your Metalwerx account. Kits will be mailed out by April 27th. If you register after this date, a kit can still be mailed to you, but may not arrive by the workshop start date. Please inform us if you reside outside of the US, as your shipping cost will differ and may need to be expedited. Kit includes the following items:

  • 2 x pieces of tin - inform us of any hue/color preferences!
  • 1 x cup burr 
  • 1 x nail buffer
  • 1 x circle divider
  • 2 x earring findings
  • 1 x brooch finding
  • 1 x pendant finding
  • 8 x rivets
  • 2 x 2” piece of steel wire
  • 2 x drill bit - #56
  • 2 x drill bit - #70
  • 2 x drill bit - #71
  • 2 x drill bit - #75
  • 1 x rotary scotch brite wheel
  • 1 x pack sawblades - 5/0
  • sand paper wheels
  • shipping cost
Students should bring 

Students will be responsible for providing the following items. Some suggested vendors have been linked for reference (red text).

Hand tools:

Other/miscellaneous items: 

  • apron
  • particulate dust mask
  • safety glasses
  • small ruler
  • Sharpie
  • painters tape
  • small piece of dowel - 5/16" or similar
  • small piece of leather
  • small round steel punch

Tuition

$150.00

Materials Cost

$50.00

Instructor

Marian Miller

Dates

May 4 -6, 2021

Time

6:00 PM -8:00 PM

Length

2 days

Level 
Basic and above

No Class Dates

May 5

Location 
Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
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