Soldered Specimen Frame

with Perennial

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ABOUT THIS EVENT
Event Category

Arts & DIY

Event Overview

Create an upcycled specimen frame 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 frame. Perennial staff will demonstrate how to safely use a glass cutter to create custom shapes from found clear glass, and how to preserve plants through pressing. Participants will also learn how to create and attach a custom sized jump ring with chain to hang their frame with. Feel free to use your own pressed plants in your frame, or use what we provide. You will make one specimen frame in class.


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.


This is an in-person class that will take place at Perennial. You will be assigned your own socially distanced work station, and will be required to wear a mask while you are here. Our full policies can be found here.


 

What to Bring

pressed plants

Minimum age

1 years or older

What's Provided

glass, copper foil, solder, selection of pressed plants

What You Can Expect From This Experience
  • cutting glass
  • soldering
  • copper foil
  • pressing botanicals
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Perennial

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Perennial is a community workshop + store that transforms trash into creatively restored objects and teaches the St. Louis community how to do the same.

For more information visit www.perennialstl.org or call 314-832-2288.

EXPERIENCE REVIEWS

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    Judy N.
    Reviewed on 04/13/18

    This class was great fun! Skills learned are glass cutting and grinding to smooth corners and edges, soldering, learning to attach a chain to your two-piece frame for hanging, and your finished frame holds a pressed flower, greenery, or both. The best part is that I learned the skills needed to make more! I highly recommend this class!

    This class was great fun! Skills learned are glass cutting and grinding to smooth corners and edges, soldering, learning to attach a chain to your two-piece frame for hanging, and your finished frame holds a pressed flower, greenery, or both. The best part is that I learned the skills needed to make more! I highly recommend this class!

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