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Powder Coating for Jewelry

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Instructor: Melis Agabigum
Jul 31
Aug 1 • 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Workshop ID: 3D2018
Media: Metal
Skill Level: All Levels
Tuition: Members: $ 240.00 / Non-Members: $ 265.00
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Includes materials fee.


Concept

Traditionally an industrial process, powder coating offers a weatherproof and chip and scratch resistant finish. When used on jewelry, it offers an inexpensive, versatile, and colorful way to make your jewelry “POP!” Learn how to quickly and easily apply this durable finish to your pieces in a wide array of colors.

Experience

Demonstrations, discussions, and hands-on practice introduce you to various home setup options, powder coating equipment, and effective cleaning, spraying, and sifting methods. The majority of class is dedicated to time to experiment, make samples, and finish already-made pieces. You are encouraged to bring finished, bare metal works that you would like to transform with color. Open to all levels.


Instructor

Growing up, Melis Agabigum used to sit on the floor of her room, hiding behind her bed making beaded and hemp jewelry instead of doing her homework. Her current work explores the connection between body, space, and object using textile techniques with metal and other traditional and non-traditional materials. When not making work, she spends her time cooking, reading, and dreaming about cake. Melis earned her MFA from UW-Milwaukee and teaches jewelry and 3D fabrication at Earlham College (IN).
www.MelisBanu.com