Materials saved from the landfill:
glass, ceramic plates, mirrors
Skills you’ll learn:
cutting ceramic, tile or glass; soldering; copper foil
Create an upcycled stained glass pendant from scraps of ceramic and glass! Participants will learn to use recycled glass or ceramic, copper foil, flux and lead-free solder to sculpt their custom jewelry pendant or earrings. The class will demonstrate how to safely use a glass cutter and grinder to create custom shapes from found vintage plates, mirrors, and clear glass. Participants will also learn to make a custom sized jump ring and the right places to look for upcycled treasures for all their upcycled jewelry projects! Note: This class requires hand strength and the use of a very hot tool. Patience, an eye for safety, and hand dexterity will help participants achieve their design goals.