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Jewelry with Found Objects from Oregon Beaches

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June 30, 2024
July 3, 2024
10:00 - 4:00
Participate: In-Person Online
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Online Available Only

Workshop Overview

Are you a fan of beachcombing? How about taking a trip to Lincoln City's beaches to search for unique beach pebbles, rocks, sea glass, and shells to create your own one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces? You're welcome to bring your own collection too! This 4-day workshop will teach you basic metalsmithing techniques, including sawing, soldering, surface finishing, and cold connections like stone setting and riveting. We'll also explore the art of etching on copper and brass sheets to add decorative elements to your creations. By the end of the workshop, you'll have a few wearable art pieces to show off!

About the Instructor(s)

Junko Iijima has been teaching metalsmithing and design in colleges and art centers in the US since 1995. Her teaching at Clacakcams Community College and her artwork have been featured on OPB's Art Beat. Junko focuses on students’ success in creating their work. In her work, she focuses on the intertwining cultures of the Japanese where she is from, and the United States where she lives.

Materials List: Students Bring

Found objects including beach rocks (flat), beach glasses, shells, etc...anything that has flat back will work great. Bring any necklace chains, cords for your finished artwork.

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

Various sizes of silver bezel wires

Saw blades

Copper and brass sheets and wires

Silver solders


Etching material

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