The Art of the Pierced Pendant with Michael David Sturlin (Part 2)

The Art of the Pierced Pendant with Michael David Sturlin (Part 2)

93 minutes

The Art of the Pierced Pendant, Part 2*

In this workshop, expert instructor Michael David Sturlin further explores the use of the Jeweler's Saw, teaching you how to design, layout, pierce and assemble a pendant or medallion.

Mr. Sturlin will quide you with his expertise and insights on the how-tos, plus tips and guidance on planning and execution. Some of the design determinations will cover: project dimensions, outer shape, inner shape, perspective, border design, repetitive elements, repetitive pattern and central focal design.

Michael addresses the development of the evocative or meaningful content, defining and refining the individual design elements, continuing with laying out or applying the finished design to the metal; determining the sequence strategy for sawing, drilling, piercing, filing and finishing.

*Please note that this class is Part 2 of a 2-part workshop. Each class, Part 1 and Part 2, are sold separately.

This is a CraftCast Vintage Video, created before it was possible to incorporate High Definition video, as we do today. How far we have come in such a short time!

Watch and listen as Michael reveals to you all the tips and techniques you need to know to start creating pendants with your Jeweler's Saw. Using close-up photographs of each step of the process, plus artist Sturlin's detailed instruction, you’ll be creating using these techniques in no time!

Class was recorded live so, just like in more recent videos, you’ll hear the live Q&A with other students.

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Michael David Sturlin’s involvement with precious metals began in 1970. His 40 year career as a studio jewelry artist, educator, writer, consultant, and award winning goldsmith includes recognition from the World Gold Council, the American Jewelry Design Council, and Jewelers of America New Designers Gallery. Michael’s internationally acclaimed jewelry focusing on minimalism in precious metal has been published in 85 magazine articles and is featured in the books Masters: Gold, Crocheted Wire Jewelry, Good Bones: the Elements and Principles of Design for Jewelry Makers, and The Metal Artist's Workbench: Demystifying the Jeweler's Saw. Faculty member of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts and a popular visiting guest artist, lecturer, and conference presenter, Michael shares his insight and expertise with students at every level from beginner to accomplished professional.

Covered In This Class: 
  • sequence strategy for sawing
  • drilling choices
  • piercing how to
  • filing and finishing
Materials Used In This Class: 
  • sterling silver
  • practice plates
  • jeweler's saw
  • pencil
  • dividers

Included with your video is a full-color PDF class handout with teacher's tips, notes and links to all the resources you need to get started.

Please note: this is not a stand-alone guide but simply a quick-reference for your convenience.