The Eloquent Nail
Using antique nails and found steel fragments, explore the process of jewelry fabrication with steel and iron and the design challenges of using rustic materials in a precious-jewelry format. Starting with the basic ring format, develop strategies for soldering steel with silver and gold solders. Learn how to use small-scale blacksmithing, forming, and tube-set faceted stones to enhance the work. Basic jewelry/metalsmithing experience needed, especially with sawing and silver soldering. Optional extra fee for gold solder in class.