Special Approaches for Stones: Prong Set Curved Concho and Textured Shaman Pendants with Lexi Erickson
Step up your jewelry making technique with Lexi Erickson as you create Southwestern-inspired jewelry using basic metalsmithing skills.
You’ll love this if:
- You are inspired by Southwestern-style jewelry.
- You want to explore the design process of another jewelry artist, from developing the design to making the finished piece of jewelry.
- You are interested in incorporating unusual or uniquely shaped objects into your jewelry designs.
Create Stunning Southwestern Jewelry with Lexi Erickson!
In this workshop DVD, experienced jewelry teacher, artist, and author Lexi Erickson shares special settings for unique stones with two Southwestern-inspired jewelry projects. Learn expert tips from Lexi on basic jewelry techniques including designing, sawing, filing, soldering, and finishing. Set a bear-shaped quahog shell with a curved back using prongs in a concho pendant. Then, learn how to bezel set a shield-shaped cabochon in a textured, shaman-inspired pendant. Plus, take a peek inside Lexi’s field journal from her days as an archeologist and see how this inspires her design process.
Order your copy of Special Approaches for Stones: Prong Set Curved Concho and Textured Shaman Pendants today to:
- Learn how to set uniquely shaped gemstones using prongs and bezels.
- Discover Lexi’s expert tips for soldering wire and bezels to a heavier gauge textured back plate successfully—without melting the wire or bezels!
- Take your texture up a notch when you learn how to solder metal components onto stamped and textured metal sheet.
- Step up your soldering skills with expert insights on butt-joint and sweat soldering techniques.
- And more!
About the Expert:
Lexi Erickson is a Contributing Editor for Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist and Jewelry Making Daily. Lexi has a Master’s Degree in Jewelry Design and Fabrication and has also studied with some of the leading teachers from the US and Canada. She has been teaching high school through university level jewelry courses for 30 years, and has been called the “Queen of Soldering” in the Interweave publications, and is a popular Bead Fest teacher. Her favorite quote is “A day without soldering is a day without sunshine.” She lives in Denver, Colorado with her family and a large menagerie of puppies and kitties. You may reach Lexi through her website, LexiErickson.com.
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