Mixed Metal Flowers with Deb Karash @ CraftCast.com

Mixed Metal Flowers

Instructor Bio: 
110 minutes

Join master metalsmith Deb Karash, and learn how to create a stunning mixed-metal flower pendant. 

Time to up your metal-smithing skills. 

In this project, layers of techniques, materials, and textures come together to create this multi-layer flower. 

Learn tips and tricks for adding interest to your jewelry by combining simple techniques and visually inspiring surfaces.

Watch, as Ms. Karash shows you essential forming and riveting techniques that give this project volume and dimension. 

*BONUS* Deb will demonstrate the multi-use tool she invented; The Little Black Block. You will want to add this tool to your studio set-up!

Complete your piece by watching close-up the professional finishing techniques that will bring your work to the next level. 

Use embellishments like beads or crystals to make the design your own. 

You’ll be inspired to start creating your garden of metal flowers. 

Included in your purchase is a PDF with notes and online resources plus a class video to watch as many times as you like.

Please note: the PDF is not a stand-alone instructional booklet.

Covered In This Class: 
  • Annealing metal
  • Adding textures to metal
  • Dapping shapes
  • Riveting
  • Creating bails
  • Assembly
  • Finishing techniques
  • Adding embellishment
Materials Used In This Class: 
  • 22 gauge copper
  • 22 gauge silver
  • 20 gauge brass escutcheon pins or 20 gauge wire rivets
  • Saw frame with 4/0 blade
  • Bench pin
  • #2 Swiss 8” barrette file
  • Needle files
  • Brass brush
  • Steel burnisher
  • beads with #6 hole (to fit onto rivet)
  • Flex shaft
  • #64 drill bit
  • #55 drill bit
  • Little Black Block or Bench block
  • Hammer hand piece for flex shaft or rivet hammer/small ball peen hammer
  • Rolling mill or texture hammers
  • Super flush cutter
  • Renaissance wax and soft cloth (NOT microfiber)
  • Liver of Sulphur
  • tuff brake
  • Punch (not an automatic punch)
  • Large dapping block
  • Nylon wedge hammer

Included with the video download, a PDF filled with photos, notes and all the resources you need to get started.

Join the discussion!

absolutely fantastic............ i am so glad i persevered and got to the class,,,,,,,,,,,,it was wonderful thank you deb and alison

Hi Alison and company! I really enjoyed Deb Karash's Mixed Metal Flowers class. Her work is awesome and I now have her Little Black Block! Looking forward to more from her! Thanks! Love you guys! Monica Leone

I took the class with Deb Karash on mixed metal flowers. A fantastic class!! I have taken another class with her and just love her!! I'm looking forward to more classes through you. Just discovered you and find so much to offer. Thanks, Lynn