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

In the second of this two part class, expert instructor Michael David Sturlin will further explore the use of the Jeweler's Saw and how to design, layout, pierce and assemble a pendant or medallion.

Mr. Sturlin will guide you with his expertise and teaching insights on the how-to, 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 design 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.

This is a two part class. Each class is purchased separately.



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 is a class handout with notes and information you need to get started.