Western Engraving (Bracelet)

Instructor(s)
Diane Scalese
2017 Dates
10/16 – 10/20 • open
Skill
Intermediate
Cost
$ 1195
Division
Metal Engraving
Project
Sterling silver bracelet
Course Description
Bracelets are an excellent way for an engraver to not only create wearable art, but to express a more creative side. Students will begin with how to properly measure, size, and shape bracelets of various widths. The students will learn intermediate techniques such as bright cut double and pass-through scrolls, interlocking scrolls, bright cut floral bouquets, pierced work (filigree), setting stones in decorative designs, more advanced borders, and other design elements. Students will complete bracelets in copper and brass using these techniques and more. The final project will be a sterling silver bracelet completed with either the students' design or one of the several designs provided.

Course Objectives
  • Measuring, sizing, and forming bracelets and cuffs
  • Creating attractive designs and layouts
  • Bright cut floral bouquets
  • More advanced bright cut scrolls
  • Unique borders for edges and accents
  • Bead set and gypsy set stones
  • Proper, basic soldering techniques
  • Designing and executing pierced work

Prerequisites
Applicants must have completed a GRS Basic Western engraving class or have instructor approval. Students must be able to sharpen basic gravers and make controlled engraving cuts with GRS pneumatic handpieces. Contact GRS for details.

Please note: Course information subject to change without notice. Example images may not show exact techniques, methods, designs, etc., taught or demonstrated in course.