Metalsmithing – Jewelry making

Metalsmithing – Jewelry making

Metalsmithing – This is a workshop for jewelry makers who would like to take their skills to the next level.

This will be a project-based workshop. We will be focusing on cutting metal, surface texturing and finishing up.

In 5-6 projects, you will learn
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How to handle a torch, balling up wire, annealing metal etc.
How to work harden using a hammer.
How to cut metal using shears.
Doming and shaping metal.
Filing/finishing projects, final polishing.
Cold connections – rivets & tabs.

You will NOT be learning sawing and soldering in this workshop. All cutting will be done with shears.

Materials provided, sheets of metal, copper and brass, beads
A small handheld torch.
Jewellers hammers,
files
Hole makers,
Brass brush for polishing

Date – Sat, 10th Feb & Sun, 11th Feb
Time – 1.30pm-7pm (both days)
Venue – Bloom & Grow
Workshop fees – Rs 7500 inclusive of material and tools provided (Some of the tools used at the workshop will be the instructor)

Please book by paying Rs 1000 in advance; The balance can be paid on the day of the workshop. Please paytm the amount to +91 97315 88004

About Bloom and Grow:

Bloom & Grow facilitates artist-led art & craft workshops in studios and also, conducts art based corporate workshops across India.

Bead Weaving Workshop

Bead Weaving Workshop

Bead weaving is a great technique and requires minimal space and tools, so it’s easy to get started.

-You will learn 3 core techniques, which will help you understand the basic thread-paths and how you can construct and embellish a piece of beadwork. We will learn how to make earrings, beaded rope necklace and bracelet using the below techniques.
– Right Angle Weave
– Tubular Netting
– Russian Spiral
-Attaching clasps and ear hooks to your designs
-Understand the various tools and types of beads available and what works best with what pattern
-Types of thread available
-Other Resources like links to online resources etc
-Q&A

Who can learn it
This is a beginner workshop, so the only pre-requisite is to be able to thread a needle.

What you need to bring to this class:
All raw materials will be provided. The materials provided will be enough to complete the projects you will learn and begin in the workshop.
However, if you have any ideas of what you would like to make, feel free to bring pictures, sketches or ideas. We can discuss and can provide you with suggestions.

Date – Feb 3rd and 4th
Time – 2pm – 6pm
Cost – Rs 3,500 per participant (includes all material cost)
Register by paying Rs 1000 as advance

About Bloom and Grow:

Bloom & Grow facilitates artist-led art & craft workshops in studios and also, conducts art based corporate workshops across India.

Terracotta Jewelry making workshop

Terracotta Jewelry making workshop

Terracotta Jewellery workshop:

The following will be taught in the workshop:
1. Making of stick pins, Upins
2. Making of stick beads, Upin beads, hole beads
3. Making of Jhumkas and studs 2 designs in each
4. Making of Pendants 2 designs in each
5. Firing Instructions and reference
6. Painting of the products
7. Assembly of Jhumkas Studs, Necklace etc

Typically the classes will be learning to make the different parts of the Terracotta jewellery like the stick pins, U pins, stick beads, U pin beads, hole beads, Jumkha, studs, pendants etc which will be held in the morning session and the post lunch session will have the painting, assembling, finishing. However, if full day session is not feasible for students, the same can be done on 2 days in the morning sessions only.

Takeaway –
What the students would take along with them after class:
Sets of Jhumkhas,pendants and studs( pre-fired) after painting and assembly apart from the post fired ready jhumkhas, studs and pendants they make in the class.

Fees – Rs. 3000/- per head includes all material cost
Date – 20th & 21st January(Saturday & Sunday)
Timing – 2.30pm – 6.30pm (both days)

Wire Jewelry workshop in Bangalore

Wire Jewelry workshop in Bangalore

Two day workshop on Wire Jewelry making

Bloom & Grow brings to you an intensive 10-hour workshop on Wire Jewelry making spread across two days (13th& 14th Jan). Make unique handcrafted wire wrapped jewelry by the end of the workshop. Adorn it, gift it, sell it.

The workshop will introduce participants to marking tools, hammering wire, forming loops, wrapped loops, closed spirals, open spirals, weaving with wire, wrapping beads, making earring hooks, neatly finishing wire jewelery, trimming ends, fining sharp points etc.

Participants also get to learn basic properties of metal, work hardening, softness, hardness, annealing. One gets to work on different wire gauges, different types of metal – coloured and non coloured metal.

All materials needed for the workshop i.e. wire and beads etc will be provided.

You take away aesthetically designed neatly-finshed jewelry pieces by the hidden designer in you!

In addition, tools (round nose pliers, straight cutting pliers, top cutting pliers) and a few meters of wires of different gauges in copper and brass can be taken home.

Cost: Rs 4,000 per participant (Costs are inclusive of all material needed for the workshop)

Date: Sat,13th Jan and Sun,14th Jan
Time : 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM (both days)
Pre-requisite: Participants should have some familiarity and prior experience with bead jewelery making
Trainer: Widad Mogral
Venue: Bloom & Grow, Koramangala

Bead Jewelry Making

Bead Jewelry Making

Bead Jewelry Making Workshop at Koramangala Bangalore

Bloom & Grow brings to you an intensive 8-hour workshop spread across two days on bead jewelry making. You will learn to make 10 different types of earrings, 4 types of bracelets and 4 types of necklaces !!

    The workshop would also cover:

  1. Introduction and understanding about the various tools used for making beaded jewellery
  2. Different types of beads
  3. Various findings and materials used for making these jewellery
  4. Different methods used in bead jewelry making
  5. Details on procurement of material and tools

Needless to say, u can carry the creative work that you finish. Wear it, gift it or sell it!

Date: 18th and 19th November 2017
Time: 2 PM to 6 PM
Fees: Rs 3,500 per participant (includes of a bead kit, tools and all material costs for the workshop)
Venue: Bloom & Grow, Koramangala

Bead Weaving Workshop

Bead Weaving Workshop

Bead weaving is an old art form which dates back almost 4000 years. Historical references to beadwork in clothing, accessories, shoes,3D structures, wall hangings, sculptures etc. can be found all over the world across Egypt,India,Africa,Japan,Europe etc.

How is it different from regular beading/stringing?

Bead weaving is often-times confused with beaded jewelry, but it’s far from it in both its look and making. Regular beaded jewelry making is all about stringing various kinds and shapes of beads to form a piece of jewelry of your choice, unlike bead weaving, where you use various weaving techniques and the raw materials are mostly tiny seed beads which range in sizes from 1.5mm to 4mm depending on the project. Off-loom bead weaving uses a needle and thread to connect small beads together to create an almost limitless variety of designs. Once you get started you’ll be hooked forever!  Using the base techniques, you can create beautiful, intricate jewellery pieces and you are only limited by your imagination.

What would you learn?

Bead weaving is a great technique and requires minimal space and tools, so it’s easy to get started.
-You will learn 3 core techniques, which will help you understand the basic thread-paths and how you can construct and embellish a piece of beadwork. We will learn how to make earrings, beaded rope necklace and bracelet using the below techniques.
– Right Angle Weave
– Tubular Netting
– Russian Spiral
-Attaching clasps and ear hooks to your designs
-Understand the various tools and types of beads available and what works best with what pattern
-Types of thread available
-Other Resources like links to online resources etc…
-Q&A

Who can learn it?
This is a beginner workshop, so the only pre-requisite is to be able to thread a needle.

What you need to bring to this class?
All raw materials will be provided. The materials provided will be enough to complete the projects you will learn and begin in the workshop.
However, if you have any ideas of what you would like to make, feel free to bring pictures, sketches or ideas. We can discuss and can provide you with suggestions.

Date – Oct 7th & Oct 8th
Time – 2pm – 6pm
Cost – Rs 3500

Bead Jewelry Making

Bead Jewelry Making

Bead Jewelry Making Workshop

Bloom & Grow brings to you an intensive 8-hour workshop spread across two days on bead jewelry making. You will learn to make 10 different types of earrings, 4 types of bracelets and 4 types of necklaces by the end of the workshop

The workshop would also cover:
1) Introduction and understanding about the various tools used for making beaded jewellery
2)Different types of beads
4)Various findings and materials used for making these jewellery
5)Different methods used in bead jewelry making
6)Details on procurement of material and tools

Needless to say, u can carry the creative work that you finish. Wear it, gift it or sell it!

Date: 2nd & 3rd September 2017
Time: 2 PM to 6 PM
Fees: Rs 2900 per participant (includes all material costs)
Venue: Bloom & Grow, Koramangala