I took a silver smithing class with my good friend Shelley and I managed to make a few things. The course was held at the City of Edmonton's City Art Centre which I had never been to before. It is bloody brilliant there - although it was darn cold in the classroom. I spent almost every class with my winter coat and tuque on to stop my teeth from chattering. The instructor was great and she was very encouraging with my projects.
Here is what I completed in the 10 week course.
OK, its not much, but I thought I did pretty good for a first timer. Part of me wants to take the class again as I bought a string of stones for making pendants, then the other half of me wants to stick to the 5 hundred hobbies I already have!
Have you or do you do silver smithing? How did you get into it and what do you make? I am also thinking about buying a mini torch and playing at home - making things here. Do any of you have a mini torch? What kind do you have?