Mokumé Gané Jewelry: Make a Bracelet with Chris Ploof

In Mokumé Gané Jewelry: Make a Bracelet with Chris Ploof, master jeweler Chris Ploof demonstrates how to create a bracelet from exquisitely patterned mokumé gané rod stock, which you can buy ready-made or make yourself

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In Mokumé Gané Jewelry: Make a Bracelet with Chris Ploof, master jeweler Chris Ploof demonstrates how to create a bracelet from exquisitely patterned mokumé gané rod stock, which you can buy ready-made or make yourself. Begin by forming the rod stock carefully into a bangle, ensuring the ends meet squarely and solder perfectly. Hear tricks for working with mokumé gané and the many ways of highlighting the intricate patterning hidden within this specialty metal. Learn filing techniques to achieve symmetric or asymmetric designs, or complex patterning like rope work. Complete your bracelet with Chris's steps for even finishing on every surface. By the end of this workshop, you'll have the confidence to create mokumé gané jewelry in your own studio.

You'll Love This Video If:

  • You want to make jewelry from mokumé gané sheet
  • You're ready to take your metalsmithing skills to new heights
  • You want to learn how to construct a bangle with soldered ends that meet squarely and securely

In Mokumé Gané Jewelry: Make a Bracelet with Chris Ploof You'll Learn:

  • Special considerations for working with mokumé gané, including correct annealing, forming, soldering and finishing techniques
  • How to shape a rod into a perfect circle with flush ends that meet evenly – and how to solder those ends together for a strong bond
  • Methods for twisting and filing your way to intricate designs and symmetric and asymmetric patterning

About the Expert

Chris Ploof is an award-winning master jeweler who has studied with many well-known artists, and apprenticed under a master goldsmith. The Santa Fe Symposium has twice given Chris the Industry Leader Award. His work appears on the cover of Showcase 500 Rings: New Directions in Art Jewelry and in many other publications. When not traveling as a consultant, Chris can be found in his busy Massachusetts studio. Visit www.chrisploof.com.

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