These articles are handouts that I have used when I teach classes. Please understand that they are meant to accompany a series of lectures and are not meant to stand alone. I am putting them up because there may be information to glean from them that may be helpful in your journey exploring metal and wirework.

Fabrication - General

    Sawing Technique

    Filing Technique

    Buffing and Finishing

Soldering

    Introduction to Silver Soldering

    Solder Picks

    How to deal with Firescale

    Prips Flux recipe and application

Wire Work

    Introduction to Cold Twisted Wire

    Examples of Cold Twisted Wire Jewelry

    Wire Work Basics Handout

    Wire Work Tool List Handout

    Silver Soldering for Wire and Chain Handout

Metal Clay

    A General Introduction to Art Clay

    How to Fire and Finish Art Clay

    Art Clay and Chemical Oxidation

    How to Incorporate Glass into Art Clay Pieces

    How to Incorporate Porcelain Into Art Clay Pieces

    Gold Foil Application

    Making a Leaf

    Techniques for Mold Making

    Making Rings with Art Clay

    Syringe Techniques for Art Clay Flatwork

    Cork Clay

    UV Polymer Impressions


Other Handouts

    Gold Diffusion Bonding - An Easy Approach to Kum-Boo



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