Instructor: Amanda Jolley
Date: Sat, Oct 7, 2017
Time: 9:30-4:30pm
Location: Studio Joy!, 608 E 30th St, Kansas City MO 64109
Cost: $75

Cherry picking hanging 

What happens when pigmented beeswax is encased in glass and heated? Unexpected bliss. We will be making highly experimental soldered pendants filled with wax and other unusual objects. The outcome of each pendant is beyond control as the wax flows beneath the glass. Before diving into waxy territory, we will have a thorough review of soldering basics. Then we will infuse ephemera with beeswax and experiment with encasing this in glass. Lastly, the pièce de résistance as we dive into full wax and pigment, making wax and glass pendants, tiny, beautiful, wearable works of art. As creator of this technique, I am thrilled to announce its first published reveal in Encaustic Revelation: Cutting-Edge Techniques from the Masters of Encausticamp, Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch, published by North Light Books.

Supplies Needed for Class -OR- Rental Package Available:

  • Soldering iron with 1/8-1/4” chisel tip, 100w with internal temperature control OR lower wattage soldering iron with a rheostat
  • Sturdy stand for soldering iron
  • Flux brush or small cheap paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Sponge
  • Old hand towel
  • Flat or bent nose pliers for attaching jump rings
  • Parallel grip flat nose pliers (clothes pins can also work which will be available)
  • Fid or bone folder for burnishing (or the edge of a clothes pin which will be available)

$5 Rental Package Includes:

  • Soldering iron with 1/8-1/4” chisel tip, 100w with internal temperature control
  • Sturdy stand for soldering iron
  • Flux brush or small cheap paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Sponge
  • Old hand towel

Optional items:

  • Small table top vise (Mini-Tabletop suction vise on Amazon.com looks quite sufficient)
  • Small bits of ephemera
  • Seed beads (tiny)
  • Chain, chokers or necklaces for the pendants
All other supplies will be provided.

Lunch: 12:30-1:30
Fabulous restaurants are within walking distance, or a short drive. Details provided upon registration.

Policies:

  • 48 hour cancellation notice required for refund.
  • Must be at least 14 years old.

REGISTER (click this link)

2 thoughts on “Encaustic Encapsulation

  1. Beverly Nafziger says:

    I would love to take this class but will be out of town on Oct. 7. If you offer it again, would you let me know?!

  2. amanda says:

    I will do my best. The better way is to sign up for my newsletter which lists all the workshops as they are planned. With your permission, I can add you to the list.

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