Monday, August 10 at 7:00pm
ZOOM Meeting

Creative Metal Forming for the Creative Jewelry Maker

Presented by Charlene Aspray

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With a few hammers, wood blocks, dapping tools and a vise one can easily take sheet metal in sterling silver, copper or brass and form it into highly dimensional shapes.  Charlene Aspray will demonstrate how she uses a few simple tools to create both free form shapes and florals to accentuate jewelry pieces.  You will be amazed how quickly you will be able to make something so dynamic.  During her demonstration Ms. Aspray will also talk about annealing metal and how to clean brass after heat has brought up copper oxides to the metal surface.

Charlene Aspray, a Los Angeles area native, graduated from FIDM in 1989 with an Associates of Art degree in Interior Design.

Ms. Aspray started designing and crafting jewelry pieces in 1996.  Her work has ranged from micro bead necklaces to wearable art in metal.

Having the opportunity to learn from master jewelers, including Harold O’Conner, Andrea Kennington, Fabrizio Acquafresca, Petra Class and more, Ms. Aspray has a diverse repertoire. She enjoys mixing these many techniques to fashion intricate pieces of jewelry from sterling silver and brass.

Her work has been published in 500 Beaded Objects - Lark Books 2004 and included in Ganoksin Online Exhibition – Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder 2011 and Metal Extinction Art Exhibition - Saddleback College Art Gallery 2014.

Ms. Aspray recently completed coursework with GIA in their Applied Jewelry Professional program.



Manually key in:
Meeting ID: 310 836 4611
Password: rocks

Zoom Instructions
Zoom can be used on a computer, tablet, or smartphone. If you do not have a webcam or smartphone, you will still be able to participate. You will view the presentation with any computer, and may call in with a regular phone to take part in the discussion.

You can install the Zoom app on your device from their website, or the appropriate app store:
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Future Meetings

General Meetings are held the second Monday of every month* at 7:30 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room in the Veterans Bldg., 4117 Overland Ave. The Multi-Purpose Room is located in back of the Veteran's Memorial Auditorium Building. When you enter the parking lot (from Culver Blvd - closest to Overland Blvd) walk to the right when facing the building. Around the corner, you will a sign leading to the Multi-Purpose room. Follow the sign and our meeting is in the room with all the glass windows and doors.

See you there!

*) Except if it falls on a federal holiday, Saturday and Sunday of the annual Fiesta of Gems show, and the day of the annual picnic.

Guests are always welcome.....

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