The Art of the Pierced Pendant with Michael David Sturlin (Part 1)

The Art of the Pierced Pendant (Part 1)

Instructor Bio: 
87 minutes

The Art of the Pierced Pendant, Part 1*

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 guide 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 1 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! Still enjoy some great instruction using descriptive images.

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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Covered In This Class: 
  • project dimensions
  • perspective choices
  • creating repetitive elements
  • designing central focal point
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.

Join the discussion!

I think that "The Art of the Pierced Pendant" Parts 1 and 2 will be a real good springboard for me to get much better at sawing.

Yes! Enjoy. Michael is a great teacher.

How do I sign up to take these 2 classes?

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