Diane, the workshop shop elf, and I arrived early to setup. At 10 am the students: Karen, Stephanie, Laurie, Eleanor, Mary, Heather, and Sylvia arrived; ready to start.
I started by discussing the steps to make the cuff: Forming the frame, stick soldering the frame to the sheet, transferring the design, the lining, repousse, final chasing, removing the extra silver and clean up of the cuff, polishing, forming and patina. Then a mention of the bonus enhancements - applying gold or tube set CZ's.
And so we began.
By the end of day one all the frames had been soldered, the designs transferred and the lining done.
For day 2 everyone was working on their repousse with a side discussion of tiny tools and tool making.
Now they have home work to finish the repousse before the next session which is in two weeks. To help them get to that point, I am will be available for the 2 Friday evenings at the club shop before that 3rd session.
Here are pictures from the two day of them working on their pieces.