BETTE BARNETT "Steel & Gold - A Love Story"

  • 03 May 2019
  • 9:00 AM
  • 05 May 2019
  • 5:00 PM
  • Randolph Recreation Center Arts & Crafts Building #4 Jewelry Studio, 200 South Alvernon Way, Tucson, Arizona 85711; Contact: 520-837-8244


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Steel & Gold - A Love Story

In this three day workshop, Bette will teach how to work with mild steel and all the steps necessary to create steel and gold jewelry. This  includes sourcing, cutting, forming, texturing, patination and finishing. You will learn how to alloy and roll gold in preparation for fusing. You'll have ample time for fusing gold to steel, creating dramatic patterns and accents. In addition, you'll cover Keum Boo which involves burnishing gold foil to hot steel. You'll also cover patinas to produce the signature black color to contrast with the gold, as well as other colors and effects.

During the workshop, you will create at least two pieces - one with fused gold and one with Keum Boo. Your projects may be of your own design or based on examples provided by the instructor.

Artist Bio: Bette Barnett began her jewelry career in 2010. She learned basic skills through private and group lessons with seasoned jewelers and teachers. In 2013 Bette began studying the steel/gold processes and continued with advanced workshops with the late Chris Nelson, whose explorations were instrumental in creating new interest in ancient Japanese techniques. Bette participates in a number of art shows annually and her work is shown at the prestigious Sparks Gallery in San Diego. She teaches private lessons in her san Diego and offers group lessons throughout the U.S.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Workshop Fee: ADC Member $375/Non-Member $410

Kit Fee: $45. Payable to the Artist on the day of the workshop.

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