Working with Faux Bone: The Riveted Flower Pendant

This pendant is made out of a material called Faux Bone, which is a white plastic. In this class, you'll learn how to shape and color the Faux Bone and how to make rivets with sterling silver or copper wire. In making this pendant, you'll also be sawing, filing, drilling and hammering.
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• 8" x 8" Sheet of 1/4" Thick Faux Bone - Faux Bone
• Jeweler's Saw & Blades
• Half Round Hand File, Swiss Cut 0 or German Cut 2
• 320 Grit Sandpaper
• 20 Gauge Sterling Silver or Copper Wire (at least four inches)
• 66 Gauge or 1/32" Drill Bit
• A Drill (Dremel, Drill Press, or Twist Drill)
• Bead Reamer or Round Needle File
• Safety Glasses
• Triangular Needle File
• Chasing or Riveting Hammer
• Centerpunch
• Bench Pin and Steel Bench Block
• Permanent Marker
• Double Stick Tape (I prefer Alvin brand)
• Spray or Brush-On Acrylic Sealer
• Round Nose Pliers
• Epoxy or Super Glue
• A Paperclip
• Rubber Gloves
• Wax Paper
• Double Stick Tape (I prefer Alvin brand)
• Spray or Brush-On Acrylic Sealer
• Round Nose Pliers
• Epoxy or Super Glue
• A Paperclip
• Rubber Gloves
• Wax Paper

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Casey Sharpe

Casey Sharpe

Casey loves making jewelry because she feels it’s the one kind of art that we don’t become used to. We select it and see it every day that we choose to wear it, and we use it to convey our identity. Further, she finds metal itself fascinating, particularly silver and copper. People think of silver as a rigid and unyielding material, but once you have some technical skill, you can push it into fluid curves and fantastic shapes.

Most of her work incorporates some silver elements that have been chased and repousséd. Chasing and repoussé are ancient techniques that are used...
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