In this class Diane Cook will teach you how to cut, forge and hand form a metal cuff. Then, you’ll begin to add texture to additional pieces of metal, cutting out one or more metal hearts to layer on top of your base. By simply adding one or two layers of metal onto the top of your cuff, it will allow you to cut a window opening. You’ll then have the option to fill that window with whatever you desire, such as a special picture, vintage text or a favorite quote, which you will then cover with mica.
These are just some of the things you will be learning in this workshop:
• How to cut, forge and hand form a base metal cuff
• Finishing your metal
• Adding texture to your metal with tools or a torch
• An easy technique for cutting your metal heart
• Choosing your picture & options to enhance it
• How to cut a window in your heart
• How to add a picture and how to cover it
• Using cold-join attachment options, such as rivets,
eyelets, washers, micro screws, bolts and nuts
• Adding wire lacing around the edge of the metal
• How to add vintage jewelry to your cuff
• Adding vintage text inside your cuff
Please be sure to check your e-mail purchase receipt for file attachments containing your materials and supply list, and any handouts provided with this workshop DVD.
Diane Cook has created art since she was 6 years old, but it wasn’t until she attended her first art retreat in Hampton, Virginia, did the artistic life she yearned for suddenly begin. That’s when she discovered dreams really do come true….as now, she is living it!
Her love for using vintage jewelry and components, especially vintage rhinestones in her designs, has become an ever constant source of inspiration. When not teaching and designing jewelry, her love for photography and mixed-media art, constantly keep her preoccupied.
Diane has been published in Belle Armoire Jewelry, Artful Blogging, Somerset Memories, Jewelry Affaire, Marie, Jewelry the zine. You can also find her work in several books, Bead Soup by Lori Anderson, The Missing Link by Cindy Wimmer, and in a mixed media art competition book published by North Lights, called Incite, Dreams Realized: The Best of Mixed Media. She was also a contributing artist in Kristen Robinson’s eBook, The Romance of Mixed-Media Jewelry, and was honored to be a Guest Curator for Crescendoh.com, sharing her story of how Art Saves, in May, 2010.
Diane’s Artful Gathering Workshops include, Heart Strings, Etched & Layered Cuffs, Window to My Heart, Romantic Wrapped Necklace, On a Wing Cuff, and The Art of Base Metal Etching. Available now on DVD.
Diane has joyfully been making art, designing jewelry and sharing her love for teaching full time, since retiring in 2010.