Simply Charming: Basic Techniques in Metal Work

In this 30 minute Art Lab, learn the basic tools and equipment needed to embark on your journey into to learning metal work. By having the proper basic starter equipment you will have what you will need for an array of everyday skills. In this class, you will learn how to use these tools and supplies in action making sweet charms, while applying different techniques that Riki will show you how to do.

You will learn these basic methods:

-        an easy way to cut the simple shapes in metal

-        how to finish off rough cut edges

-        how to hammer words and texture on metal

-        how to punch a hole

-        how to attach jump rings

-        how to patina the metal then hand finish

-        what to use to polish


These basic metal smith skills may then be applied to more advanced and intricate workshops with Riki if you choose to.  Begin by using cost saving tools, and upgrade through the years.

Materials List Located Inside Lab Room