Mary Hettmansperger

MONDAY
FEBRUARY 2, 2015
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
MARY HETTMANSPERGER
HINGES, DOORS, BOOKS & LOCKETS
$145 one-day class
Using copper sheeting, students will design a hinged locket.  Students may bring a personal photo, image or favorite paper to place in the locket, or use papers and 
images that Mary has selected.  Mica is used to protect the image and cold connections hold it in place.  Students will make one locket with a copper back and a sterling silver front and will have material to make more books and lockets using just the copper.  Patinas, texturing, and metal applications, including embossing will also be covered.  The focus of this class is to master the hinge using tabs to create a variety of moveable doors.  It is a low-tech process with fabulous results.  Students will make several different designs.
KIT FEE - $45 – PAYABLE TO INSTRUCTOR AT CLASS TIME
I will provide all materials for completion of the class project
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
Hammer
Bench block
Texturing hammers if desired
Needle nose pliers
Bent Nose pliers
Metal scissors or snips
Wire cutters
CONTACT
 
TUESDAY
FEBRUARY 3, 2015
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
MARY HETTMANSPERGER
TORCH FIRE ENAMELING AND TAB BEZELS
$145 one-day class
Using torch firing in a variety of ways, students will make colorful and unique pieces of jewelry.  Copper sheeting, wire, enamels, cold connections and embellishments

will all be used to create layering and unusual effects in enameling.  Patinas, texturing, and basic wire and metal applications will also be covered.  Many torching techniques will be covered, such as adding Glass beads, silver foil, resist, sifting, embedding items, stencils, patinas and more.  The focus will be the endless possibilities of torch fire enameling and the benefits of using tab bezels to connect when using enamels.
KIT FEE - $48 – PAYABLE TO INSTRUCTOR AT CLASS TIME
I will provide all materials for completion of the class project
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
Hammer
Metal scissors
Bench block or small anvil
Needle nose pliers
Bent nose pliers
Wire cutters
CONTACT

 
 
WEDNESDAY
FEBRUARY 4, 2015
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
MARY HETTMANSPERGER
ALTERNATIVE COLORS ON METAL
$145 one-day class
Students will learn a variety of unique surfaces using patinas, embossing, and colored pencils.   Students will also incorporate found items into the jewelry, allowing the pieces to become narrative and personal. A variety of cold connections and weaving techniques will be used instead of soldering to connect and create the pieces.   Students will use copper and brass sheet metal for accent and a variety of found objects to construct their pieces.    Students are encouraged to bring their budding ideas, and small personal found objects to discover the endless options for assembling and connecting. The goal is to find unique designs and approaches and use personal expression to create the jewelry during the class.  Students will have a vast number of new and alternative approaches to surface and construction.
KIT FEE - $48 – PAYABLE TO INSTRUCTOR AT CLASS TIME
I will provide all materials for completion of the class project
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
Hammer
Metal scissors
Bench block or small anvil
Needle nose pliers
Bent nose pliers
Wire cutters
CONTACT

 
THURSDAY
FEBRUARY 5, 2015
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
MARY HETTMANSPERGER
LOOPING OVER GLASS, BEADS, METAL, STONES AND MORE
$145 one-day class
Using tumbled beach glass base, rocks and other beautiful focal items, students will create a layer of knotless netting using a fine wire.  A variety of colored wire along with copper and silver filled wire will be used in this weaving technique.  Students will have an

opportunity to layer items under the netting, leave areas open and exposed to create visual interest and add beads in the netting for embellishment, use as a layer in metal work and added as texture.  Students should finish a couple in the class time, but will be given, several items to loop over and the wire needed to complete all projects.
KIT FEE - $48 – PAYABLE TO INSTRUCTOR AT CLASS TIME
I will provide all materials for completion of the class project
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
Hammer
Bench block
Texturing hammers if desired
Needle nose pliers
Metal scissors or snips

Wire cutters