I have been saying on this list lately how I teach tourists and
people off the street http://www.adam.co.nz/workshop/ to make a
silver ring in an hour for $40 (maximum 4 people), and they do walk
away afterwards proud of their very first silver ring on their
finger. Some do silver and titanium earrings in a hour. Fine. I
help them quite a lot, and supply the odd pre-made things like
earwires, but they each do something themselves at every stage of
the process. They are, in the main, adults and though bankers and
such they do bring to the class some prior learning.
Now I’ve been asked by a Queenstown school whether I will take
classes of 20 students - 13 year olds! - for an hour workshop at
$40/hr. I think I’m in trouble if I do what I do with adults paying
$40/hour EACH. So I need some help.
I think it’s important that the students take away ‘a piece of
jewellery’, and a ring is more universal than anything else, don’t
My question is: What simple product/exercise could I get them to
Thought and ideas so far are:
Offer them no choice.
Sil ring 6mm wide strip with an overlapped cold join.
Sil ring with an overlap join, making sizing and soldering easier.
Copper wire ring wrapped round a couple times, with sil solder.
Buy in some thin silver bands, get them to file a flatspot, solder
on a cast thick-walled 8mm bezel, get them to glue things in the
bezel like shell, copper, wood, resin, whatever.
Who of you has taught 12 - 15 yearolds jewellery?
Is it impossible?
B r i a n � A d a m J e w e l l e r y E y e w e a r �
@Brian_Adam1 ph/fx +64 9 817 6816 NEW ZEALAND
http://www.adam.co.nz/workshop/ NEXT ONE - Queenstown Mar11 to Mar18 '98
http://www.adam.co.nz/ruthbaird/ across the bench from me