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The Metal Conclusion

6 Oct

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The collabARTive concluded its metalwork class at craft alliance last week. A lot of really great pins, broaches, rings, and bracelets came out in the process. Click here to check them out!

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Moving along with Metal Design

19 Aug

The collabARTive is moving right along with Beginning Metal Design at Craft Alliance – nearly all of the artists have finished crafting their wrist cuffs and begun work on more conceptual pieces. Here are a few short clips and photos of techniques and processes happening along the way…

Texturizing

Annealing

Sketching ideas and testing them out
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Getting ready to place a stone
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Beginning Metal Design at Craft Alliance

8 Aug

The collabARTive just finished its second week of Beginning Metal Design with Robert Longyear at Craft Alliance. While I wasn’t able to make it out this past Thursday, I wanted to share a few photos from the previous week. I couldn’t believe how quickly the collabARTive got their hands on the metal and started making some serious dents (pun completely intended)…

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Robert illustrating some metalworking techniques

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Texture detail

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Many a saw blades were sacrificed

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Getting hands on the metal

You can see more photos here.

Looking forward to whatever sawing, banging, and clanging that comes next Thursday!

-Erin