Making Jewelry with MeaningThe things you collect - the ticket stubs, the coins, the pieces of shell from a beach - hold meaning and significance, reminding you not only where you've been, but also where you're capable of going. Making these items into wearable pieces of art - amplifying their power to become amulets and talismans - is a rewarding experience that's easy to do.Working with the most basic of tools, you will learn cold-connection jewelry techniques to expand your creative process. In addition to basics like creating jump rings and using a file, you will also:Make your own hook and latch claspsCut windows from sheets of metalInlay designs into polymer clayIncorporate concrete into your workAchieve patinas with heatJournal your thoughts onto faux boneTurn paper pulp into realistic rocksCreate "time capsule" beads from PlexiglasAnd much, much more!Discover the rewards of making your own amulets and talismans by learning new techniques to drive your creativity in an entirely new direction.
Robert Dancik holds a master's degree in sculpture and a bachelor's degree in Fine Art. He has taught art to students of all ages for more than 30 years. He currently exhibits his jewellery and sculptures across the United States, Europe and Japan, and teaches workshops at art centers and event venues in the U.S. and abroad. In addition, Robert has contributed to many jewellery books.