I went to an AWESOME metal jewelrymaking workshop at the Blue House Ann Arbor recently!
Courtney Fischer of Courtney Fischer Jewelry lead the workshop. I learned sooooo much about how to cut, solder, hammer and patina copper into gorgeous earrings, pendants and other pieces.
Courtney Fischer started with an introduction to metal jewelrymaking. Isn't her smile just so pretty and genuine? :)
Blue House Ann Arbor (locally owned and operated by Siobhan Lyle) provided jewelry tools and findings.
Andrea soldered these two pieces together for her pendant.
...and didn't they turn out great?!
It took a few steps for me to make my earrings. First, I cut out, sanded and hammered the copper.
Then, I applied patina to the front and back of the earrings. I waited a few minutes and then rubbed off the excess patina with steel wool.
Next, I torched the earrings to add color variation.
Be sure to visit the 4th Annual Flint Handmade Holiday Craft Market for more awesome handmade goodies!