April Bower

MONDAY
FEBRUARY 2, 2015
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
April Bower
Totally tubular
Air Chased Copper Bracelets
$145 one-day class
I will teach you how to use copper tubing to create wonderfully organic textured bracelets without the sharp thin edges of sheet metal.
In this 6-hour workshop, you will be able to complete two "air-chased bracelets" while leaning the art of "chasing" on air.”
This is a fun, fast paced class with hammering, annealing, forming & patinating copper tubing ( all supplied) 
KIT FEE - $10– PAYABLE TO INSTRUCTOR AT CLASS TIME AND INCLUDES 
2 prepared copper tubings cut to bracelet lengths
I WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING FOR USE IN CLASS 
torches for annealing
fuel
anvils
chasing hammers
punches
pickle
bracelet mandrel
grinder/ buffer
patina
scratch brush
sealer
many  mounted vises and stumps
hammers & mallets
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
apron
OPTIONAL
Students will  bring if they have these and want to continue to use technique at home
a vise with a minimum of 3 inch jaw that will clamp onto table
2-3" C clamps  to clamp  this vise to table
A chasing hammer, largest head  recommended
leather, rubber or plastic  mallet
bracelet mandrel
some small dapping punches or chasing tools
fine sanding cloth or pads
steel wool 000 or 0000 grade
contact
 
 
 
TUESDAY
FEBRUARY 3, 2015
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
APRIL BOWER
RETICULATED BI-METAL BRACELETS
$145 one-day class
First practicing in copper, students will reticulate the edges, learn to fold the bracelet edges, texture or form the exposed center and shape the bracelet. Then with confidence and gained skill, you will choose to create a second bracelet out of a silver brass bi-metal, or maybe choose to make another copper bracelet. Silver bi-metal is a sterling layer bonded to a brass layer. Using this product, with the silver layer exposed and touching the skin on the interior, making a unique wearable silver clad bracelet at a much reduced cost over solid sterling silver. Beginners may want to create their second bracelet out of copper as well, saving the expense of the silver bi-metal.
KIT FEE - Approximately $35 (depending on spot silver market near class time) – PAYABLE TO INSTRUCTOR AT CLASS TIME AND INCLUDES 
3" x 6.5" silver bi-metal 24g
3" x 6.5" copper sheet 24g
I WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING FOR USE IN CLASS 
anvils
torches & fuel for annealing
vises
clamps
hammers
folding tool
forming punches
patina
scratch brush
pickle
copper tongs
green scratch cloth
bracelet mandrel
stump
blue tape
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
anvil or bench block
leather or rubber (non mar) mallet
metal shears
OPTIONAL
vise & clamps (strongly recommended)
bracelet mandrel if you have your own
your favorite texturing hammer/ tools
CONTACT
 
WEDNESDAY
FEBRUARY 4, 2015
9:00 am until 4:00 pm & 
6:00 pm until 9:00 pm
April Bower
Whimsical Shaman
$200 nine-hour class 
Create your own personal Whimsical Shaman to help guide you thru your  life's  journey.  In this day and evening (9-hour) workshop you can create and finish a trio of Whimsical Shaman: earrings and a pendant or funky  bolo.
Our daytime class hours will be spent creating, and after dinner in the tumbler (the shaman, not us!), the evening will be for the finishing touches - patina & embellishments.
You will want to think ahead about what images/ icons would represent you for your  Shaman guide; spirals, hearts  simple icons, or special
gem stones to ward off evil, bring success or maybe just a smile.
Skills learned: sawing, soldering, texturing, shaping & forming, patinas, sealing and attaching beads or gemstones  with head pins, making silver ear wires 
KIT FEE - $20 – PAYABLE TO INSTRUCTOR AT CLASS TIME AND INCLUDES 
Brass wire, copper & brass sheet 24g &18g  & all materials needed to make your Shaman.
I WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING FOR USE IN CLASS 
solder
flux
torch
torch fuel
soldering stations
pickle
tumbler & media
drill & bits
patinas
sealer
beads & head pins
ear wires
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
I will have the needed tools to use in class. You can  bring any of these tools you might have if you don’t want to wait to share.
eye protection & magnification  (I recommend Optivisor type)
chain and round nose pliers
wire cutter
files
metal shears (I prefer french style)
texturing tools if you have (metal  stamps)
hammer, small bench block
soldering pick
center punch or awl
small (2-3mm)beads in metal or your favorite gem stones and head pins
OPTIONAL
your own micro torch set up with firebrick or charcoal block, if you are comfortable  soldering with that
jewelers saw & blades
clamp on bench pin
drill bit about size 58- 60, or hole punch pliers
Dremel or other rotary tool
silver sheet or wire (scraps) for decorations if you want (22- 24-gauge or so)
worklight
pendant chain, leather neck cord or bolo cord
CONTACT
AprilBowerJewelry@gmail.com
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