Making Multiples with Blanking Dies with Jayne Redman
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 1, 2 & 3. 9 am to 5 pm all three days. $445 for BoMA member, $495 for non-members. Materials for purchase.
This workshop will teach you how to develop patterns and introduce you to many of the engineering concepts that Jayne works with in her jewelry. You'll be amazed at how quickly you can go from original idea to duplicated shape as you make and use your own dies during class.
For more information and our cancellation policy see below.
Self-registering one-piece blanking dies allow you to easily cut out precise duplicate shapes from silver, gold and other non-ferrous sheet metals, giving you the time to get lost in the design process and experiment with forming and assembling. Jayne Redman has been using this method for her own production jewelry for more than 25 years and has developed ways of creating dies and blanking multiples that dramatically speed up production. You will be amazed at how quickly you can go from original idea to duplicated shape as you make and use your own dies during class.
This workshop will teach you how to develop patterns and introduce you to many of the engineering concepts that Jayne works with in her jewelry. She will take you through the design process from initial drawings to final prototypes and finished pieces. You will learn the principles behind centrally radiating forms, properly nested forms, spacing for slotted forms, using faux hinging, and tab construction. You will learn design layout, scaling and transforming. Jayne will also be demonstrating her inventive methods of shaping and connecting.
About the Instructor
Jayne Redman earned her B.F.A. in Jewelry and Silversmithing from Maine College of Art in 1977. She began her jewelry career in the fashion jewelry industry in New York as a design and production assistant. She started her own company, Jayne Redman Jewelry, in 1982. She has exhibited at numerous American Craft Council Shows and Buyers Market of American Craft shows as well as the Smithsonian Craft Show and the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show and is represented by fine jewelry galleries and craft stores across the country. Jayne is a former faculty member of the Maine College of Art Department of Jewelry and Metals. She teaches workshops nationally and at Riverview Workshops at Jayne Redman Studio in Falmouth, Maine.
“Nature provides an endless reference for imagination and invention. The linear quality of stems and the fullness of flower buds inspire my jewelry. I enjoy integrating mechanics with design, allowing each piece to function in a visually intriguing way. I work with multiples of the same shape engineering them to fit precisely giving an abstract impression of their botanical origin. Many years of metalsmithing have taught me the power of simplicity. My forms begin as flat metal shapes and arrive as small sculptures. Their complexity is in their conception as curving planes of origami.”
Students need to have basic sawing skills and know how to use a flex shaft.
Tools and equipment students need to bring
- Bur life.
- Drill bits: #60
- Center punch or 1.5mm ball bur any brand
- 5" or 6" deep saw frame.
- Flat or half round hand file, #0, or #1 cut.
- Metal: 22 gauge or thinner - scrap copper and/or brass to test dies. Some will be available at the class.
- Rubber cement or double stick tape.
- Paper, including tracing paper and white printer/copier paper. Drawing materials including rulers, Sharpie markers, pencils and erasers, compasses, and dividers, plastic templates.
- 24 gauge copper sheet
- Other metal to blank such as silver, gold, argentium, etc., 22 gauge or thinner.
- For making combination silhouette/blanking dies:
Wolf Wax Trimmer - Rio Grande #700333. Jayne will provide a few for students to share.
- 18” x 4” x 1/32” tool steel (Please note: This tool steel is meant for cutting out 22 gauge or thinner metal sheet.) Approximately $36.00 for purchase
- Saw blades, #3/0. $3 for purchase
- 3" x 3" x1/4" cast acrylic. $2.00 for purchase
Jayne Redman Rotational Bench Pin with aluminum and wood sawing surfaces
MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 12. Students will be required to sign a waiver. Participants must be 18 or older.
- You may cancel up to 45 days prior to the start of the class and receive a full refund, less $25 processing. To cancel, send an email to email@example.com.
- Cancellations less than 45 days prior to the start date will not be refunded.
- In the event we have to cancel a class, you will be notified prior to the start date and will be issued a full refund.
- Registration is not transferrable. You may not sell your seat to another student.
- If a class has multiple sessions, and you miss one, there is no make up opportunity and the instructor will not catch you up at the next class session. You may not join the next scheduled class, as there’s a maximum number of students for every class and it’s not fair to the other students.
- If you are late to a class, the instructor will not catch you up. There’s a structured curriculum for every class and its not fair to other students to skip part of the curriculum to catch up a student that’s late.
- By clicking on the “I’m going” button and paying the registration fee, you are agreeing to this cancellation policy.
- No Exceptions.
If the class is full, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the title “Please Add Me to the Waitlist” with the name of the class and your name.