Precision Mosaic Jewelry with Margo Anton
Session 16: Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Price: $335 (Includes $25 Materials Fee)
The ability to make quality mosaic jewelry is a useful skill that can result in many gifts and sales! Learn how to create high end, precisely laid mosaic jewelry in this hands-on full-day workshop. The day begins with a comprehensive lecture and slide show on jewelry bases, adhesives, and suitable materials, followed by an examination of design for jewelry and how it differs from standard mosaic design. Precision cutting, the essential key to fine mosaic jewelry, will be discussed, demonstrated, and practiced. Jewelry laying techniques will be thoroughly covered, and students can expect lots of great tips! Class participants will receive lots of individual attention as they work in silver plate pendant bases using mosaic gold, smalti, filati, and other high-end mosaic materials. Students will leave with a finished pendant to show off to their SAMA friends, or with materials to complete the project later. A comprehensive handout will be provided, and participants should expect to depart with the knowledge and skills to create precision mosaic jewelry on their own. This session should particularly benefit participants of all levels who are wanting to learn to cut material more precisely, want to add high-end mosaic jewelry to their repertoire or are interested in learning to work in small-scale mosaic.
Students in this class will be provided with all materials and tools to create their mosaic pendant except wheeled glass nippers and protective eyewear. Please bring wheeled glass nippers (Leponitt brand preferred though not required, Montolitt brand not suitable for this application) and safety glasses to the workshop, as well as any magnifying eyewear or tools if required or desired.
Margo Anton has been working as a professional mosaic artist for over a decade, creating fine art mosaics, mosaic jewelry, and teaching classes. She has exhibited artwork in her native Canada, the USA, Italy, Ireland, Australia, and in past SAMA exhibitions. When not creating mosaics and mosaic jewelry, she shares her knowledge and love of the mosaic medium by teaching, from regular classes in Canada, to workshops and artist residencies abroad. She began developing her style of shag rug mosaics in 2012. Her spiky, pokey creations have been displayed at Mosaic Arts International, and at the Canadian Annual Mosaic Exhibition. Her work can be seen at www.margoanton.com
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