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Soldered Botanical Pendants
Create an upcycled pendant from scraps of glass and pressed botanicals! Participants will learn to use recycled glass, copper foil, flux and lead-free solder to sculpt their custom jewelry pendant. Perennial staff will demonstrate how to safely use a glass cutter and grinder to create custom shapes from found clear glass, and how to preserve plants through pressing. 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! Feel free to bring in broken glass pieces and pressed plants to use in your jewelry. 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.