Calling all burgeoning (or just plain curious) jewelry designers! Join us Monday, November 1, 2010 at the Etsy Labs in Brooklyn (and online) to learn a simple way to photo etch designs into copper to make quick, easy jewelry. Come on by for a demo every hour to learn this process with our pals from 3rd Ward. We’ll be hosting demos every hour on the hour, so please arrive at 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. or 7 p.m. for a session, or online at 5 p.m. for a demo in the Virtual Labs.
This week’s Craft Night teachers, Bev Beaulieu and Max Goodman, are instructors at 3rd Ward and run the 3rd Ward jewelry program, which offers 14 classes, from plastics to silversmithing to casting and much more.
In addition to teaching, Bev and Max both make their own jewelry pieces. Bev is currently a junior designer with Alexis Bittar, and Max works freelance and sells her work under her own brand, Moxy Metals. Bev and Max first met at the Tyler School of Art,where they both earned BFAs with honors in jewelry/metals.
3rd Ward is a member-based art and design center for creative professionals based in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn. They are home to amazing resources, opportunities and a talented and supportive creative network. Their space houses multiple photo studios, a professional wood and metal shop, a fully loaded digital media lab, a jewelry studio, shared and private work space and over 150 interdisciplinary classes, including the Etsy at 3rd Ward craft program. Check ’em out!
The Craft Night scoop:
If you are attending Craft Night virtually this week and would like to craft along with us, you’ll need to round up the following supplies:
- Pre-drilled pendants
- Liver of sulfur
- Copper etching mordant
- Sheets of transfer film
- 1 can of clear acrylic spray finish
- Baking soda
- Nail polish
- Nail polish remover
- Cotton balls
- Plastic bins
- Durable rubber gloves
- Steel tweezers
- Copper tongs
- Sand paper for finishing
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