Rendering Jewelry with Gouache and Watercolors with Casey Sharpe

In Part One, Casey Sharpe teaches jewelry rendering techniques for gold and cabochon gemstones, finishing part one with a full bracelet rendering. Part Two begins with a study in silver! Then, you move into creating small and large diamonds, and a faceted ruby. You'll finish with earrings featuring sapphires, amethysts and a cushion cut diamond, all set in silver.
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• 2mm Lead Holder
• 2mm Leads in H
• Lead Pointer
• Eraser
• Graphite Transfer Paper

• 8.5 x 11" Canson Mi-Teintes paper:
     o Dark Grey
     o Tobacco
     o White
     o Icy Blue

• Winsor & Newton Designers’ Gouache:
     o Permanent White
     o Lemon Yellow
     o Cadmium Yellow
     o Vandyke Brown
     o Ivory Black

• Winsor & Newton Artists’ Water Colours:
     o Neutral Tint
     o Prussian Blue
     o Winsor Green (Blue Shade)
     o Alizarin Crimson
     o Raw Sienna
     o Permanent Mauve

• Pointed round paint brushes, extra small, small, medium sizes
• Plastic circle, oval, and/or gemstone templates in mm sizes
• Plastic Paint Palette
• Removable tape
• Water cup


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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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