**This class has a prerequisite. Please see Cuff Bracelet PREPARATION - Torch Handling & Rolling Mill here to register.**
Proper File use in jewelry making is a fundamental skill. In these classes students will learn measuring and marking for pattern development on square copper rods. File use and handling to create textured patterns to exact specifications. The students will then shape the filed copper rods to create patterned cuff bracelets.
Guest Lecturer: Julia Lowther will provide a lecture on File shapes and cuts via Zoom online in the Studio on the big screen TV. Shaping, Finishing and Polishing of the bracelets will be covered in-studio with Nanz Aalund.
- This class has a prerequisite. Please see Cuff Bracelet PREPARATION - Torch Handling & Rolling Mill here to register.
- Please wear closed-toe shoes. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's. Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry; roll up sleeves.
- BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here. All participants will be required to wear a mask.
- Tuition assistance is available. To fill out our simple form, click here to apply.
Nanz Aalund’s wide ranging career as a jewelry designer, goldsmith, and educator, began with high school shop classes. After serving as a fine jewelry designer and marketing consultant for Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Tiffany & Co., Aalund taught jewelry and metals classes at the University of Washington and at the Art Institute in Seattle. Earning a Masters of Fine Art (MFA/Metals) and a Masters of Education/College and Technical Teaching Curriculum (CTTC). Her work has been exhibited both national and internationally since the 1980’s. She authored the book, “Masters Gold,” published by Lark Books in 2009 and her most recent publication, “A Jeweler’s Guide to Apprenticeship” published in 2017 for MJSA, received a national AM&P Excel Award in 2018.