These articles are handouts that I have used when I teach classes. Please understand that they are meant to accompany a series of lectures and are not meant to stand alone. I am putting them up because here may be information to glean from them that may be helpful in your journey exploring metal and wirework.

Fabrication – General

Sawing Technique –

Filling Technique –

Buffing and Finishing –


Introduction to Silver Soldering –

Soldering Picks –

How to deal with Firescale –

Prips Flux recipe and application –

Wire Work

Introduction to Cold Twisted Wire –

Examples of Cold Twisted Wire Jewelry –

Wire Work Basics Handout –

Wire Work Tool List Handout –

Silver Soldering for Wire and Chain Handout –

Metal Clay

A General Introduction to Art Clay –

How to Fire and Finish Art Clay –

Art Clay and Chemical Oxidation –

How to Incorporate Glass into Art Clay Pieces –

How to Incorporate Porcelain Into Art Clay Pieces –

Gold Foil Application –

Making a Leaf –

Techniques for Mold Making –

Making Rings with Art Clay –

Syringe Techniques for Art Clay Flatwork –

Cork Clay –

UV Polymer Impressions –

Other Handouts

Gold Diffusion Bonding – An Easy Approach to Kum-Boo –

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