Embossed Heart Brooch



Friday, November 4 - Sunday, November 6 (9:00 am-Noon, 1:00-5:00 pm) 



Tom Latané



This is an in-person class held at Vesterheim Folk Art School.


In this course, students will use traditional cold metalworking techniques to make a Scandinavian style brooch – an incredible heirloom to be passed down! Participants will use a jeweler’s saw to cut out a pattern of their own design (or they may use a provided pattern) to produce the heart-shaped brooch that is about 2 x 3 inches. Students will then refine the edges with files. To enhance the work, the fronts of the metal hearts will be chased with steel stamps on anvils and embossing will be done from the back over wood blocks. Dangles may be added if desired. This heart brooch will have a hinged pin to pass through loosely woven or knitted fabric.


Level of Instruction:

Metalworking experience is strongly suggested. This class is ideal for those who have taken some metalworking or jewelry classes and want to learn some more detailed skills to take their craft to the next level.  


A detailed list of required and suggested tools and materials can be found here
The instructor will provide brass for a materials fee of about $10. If you wish to work in copper or silver, please bring your own materials (details in the document above). 


Enrollment Deadline: 

October 14, 2022


Learn more about instructor  Tom Latané here.


Please read our COVID-19 Policies here.

The Folk Art School greatly values the health and safety of its learners, teachers, and staff and is continuously monitoring local and national COVID-19 statistics, government recommendations, and peer institution guidelines. As with any activity in a public place, there is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms related to COVID-19 infection, please stay home. By registering for a class, attending a program, or visiting the Folk Art School, you voluntarily assume all risks related to COVID-19 exposure and assume them willingly and you agree to follow Vesterheim's COVID-19 policies. Thank you for your continued patience, understanding, and respect for the safety of our community as we navigate these difficult times. If you have additional questions, please contact the Folk Art School, at folkartschool@vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681.


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