“Bangin’ Bangles” with Lynette Andreasen

“Bangin’ Bangles” with Lynette Andreasen

February 27 & 28, 2021 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm MST

Skill Level: Beginning to Intermediate


Questions about this workshop?  You can contact Jeanne Jerousek at jemcaninch@outlook.com or Lyle Rayfield at info@lylerayfield.com.


In this workshop, students will explore the bracelet in its many forms – cuffs, bangles, chains, etc. Students will learn how to properly size bracelets for a good fit. We will explore techniques in fabricating both sheet and wire, complex soldering, rivets, forming, creative texturing, mechanisms, hinges, tension claps, etc. We will work with minimal and simple tools, such as hammers and mandrels, but the instructor will also introduce specialty tools including bangle bending dies, shot plates, etc. Students will be able to apply many of the techniques they learn in this class to other jewelry making endeavors and can expect to complete several bracelets utilizing both foundational and advanced skills by the end of this class. 

BIO: Lynette Andreasen is a jeweler and metalsmith living and working in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. She has earned both a Bachelors of Fine Art and masters of Fine Arts, specializing in Metals and Jewelry. Lynette was raised in Tucson, Arizona and has a deep love for the Sonoran Desert and the place she will always call home. She has exhibited her work at locations such as Mesa Art Center in Mesa, Arizona, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, The society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and the Metals Museum in Memphis, Tennessee. Her work has also been widely published in publications such as American Craft Magazine, Art Jewelry Magazine, and two Lark Books: “500 Silver Jewelry Designs”, and “500 Necklaces”. Aside from maintaining her own studio practice, Andreasen also works as an educator and currently teaches jewelry making at Central New Mexico Community College and FUSE Makerspace in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has also formerly taught at institutions such as Arizona State University, Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, Central Arizona College, Baltimore Jewelry Center, Peters Valley Craft Center, and others. 


KIT Fees: No Kit Fee 

NECESSARY Tools: Bench Pin, Jewelers Saw, Sawblades, Burlife lubricant, Peddinghaus Planishing Hammer (6 oz.),Flush/Wire Cutters,Half-Round File 6 inches, Needle Files, Pliers – Round nose & Chain Nose, Sandpaper in various grits (silicon carbide 220-400), Steel Bench Block, Torch, Soldering Tweezers, Ruler – metric, Bracelet Mandrel – round or oval or an anvil horn, Nylon Mallet (or rawhide). 
Optional Tools: Bangle Dies, Shot Plates, Stamps, Texturing Hammers 


Materials List:  
Students must purchase:   
Description / Qty 
Sterling Silver Round Wire – 12 gauge dead soft / 16 in ** (Item #100312) 
Sterling Silver Round Wire – 14 gauge dead soft / 24 in ** (Item #100314) 
Sterling Silver Round Wire – 16 gauge dead soft / 24 in (Item #100316) 
Sterling Silver Round Wire, 18-Ga., Dead-Soft / 3 ft (Item #100318) 
Sterling Silver 2.4mm Full-Bead Wire, Dead Soft / 8 in (Item #100910) 
Sterling Silver 3 x 1.5mm Rectangle Wire, Dead-Soft / 8 in (Item #100550) 
Silver Wire Solder, 20-Ga., Hard / 2 ft  (Item #101704) 
Silver Wire Solder, 20-Ga., Medium / 2 ft (Item #101703) 
.999 Fine Silver Casting Grain / .25 ozt (Item #100802) 
Sterling Silver Half-Round Wire, 12-Ga., DeadSoft / 12 in ** (Item #100412) 
Sterling Silver Half-Round Wire, 8-Ga., Dead-Soft / 8 in ** (Item #100408) 
Sterling Silver Square Wire, 12-Ga., Dead-Soft / 15 in **(Item #100512) 
Sterling Silver 6.4mm Disc, 20-Ga., Soft / 10 pk (Item #924508) 
Sterling Silver 4mm Spacer Bead / 10 pk (Item #615222) 
Sterling Silver 2.03mm Seamless Heavy-Wall Tubing, Hard, 12" Length / 12 in (Item #100450) 
Sterling Silver 3mm Tube Crimp Bead / 100 pk (Item #693395) 
Sterling Silver 2mm Tube Crimp Bead / 100 pk (Item #693393) 
Sterling Silver 6mm Round Jump Ring *** / 50 pk (Item #696292) 
Sterling Silver 4mm Round Jump Ring *** / 50 pk (Item #630190) 
Sterling Silver 3mm Round Jump Ring *** / 100 pk (Item #693610) 
Sterling Silver 1.5mm Round Closed Ring *** / 50 pk (Item #689247) 
 ** Can substitute copper or brass in place of silver                                                                                                 
*** Only a few jump rings in a variety of sizes are needed for the course (not the full pack)                    
ALL OF THE ABOVE MAY BE PURCHASED AT https://www.riogrande.com     

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