Have you ever thought about making jewelry from recycled rubber? There are so many bike inner tubes which get thrown away from flat tires on our bicycles. Recycled Rubber can be salvaged from your local bike shop; it is a durable and sleek looking material with a matte finish. Let's find fun and innovative ways to repurpose them into wearable art. Learn to look at the inner tubes to find the most usable parts, cut them into creative shapes, punch holes or decorative fringe can be added into the edges.
Students will use basic wire wrapping, crimp beads and decorative painting to create innovative wearable jewelry. Students are encouraged to add found objects, beads or other findings to incorporate into their projects. Students will learn how to make jump rings by hand with a jeweler's saw and how to make ear wires using a bezel mandrel. Learn basic design skills to create jewelry you will be excited to wear.
*Students will pick up a supply kit (including inner tubes) from Pratt prior to the first class. Students will need to provide their own hand tools based on a shopping list provided (this includes common jewelry tools such as a saw, files, etc. Students receiving Tuition Assistance may request to borrow a tool kit from Pratt. Please register at least one week prior to the class start date to have time for getting tools and supply kits.