Ring Band Workshop: Saturday afternoon, February 2nd, 1pm-4pm $88/pp includes all materials to construct a beautiful, wide band sterling silver ring! Learn how to properly measure your finger(s), work with a Jeweller’s saw and blades, add textures with hammers, stamping tools and rolling mill. Form, solder and finish! Fun for parties! 🙂
Learn how to form, fabricate, solder, set-stones in our 4 wk Metal + Glass course, etch, cast and more!
Or make a deposit towards the course and/or *Lab fee (*Optional) below.
evening #1: First evening: working with copper: safety, drilling, sawing. Adding textures.
evening #2: Making a ring band out of silver (stamp, hammer finish, roller print, etc.)
evening #3: Working with wax create a small piece w/the lost wax technique- to be cast in Sterling silver or Bronze.
evening #4: Finishing wax projects, which are cast off-site. Waxes for metal casting are weighed and calculated (*sterling runs $2.50/grm. Lab fee includes 20grams of sterling silver casting grain). Lo-tech casting with Cuttlefish bone.
evening #5: Enameling copper projects, forming, how to make your own basic findings.
evening #6: Clean-up lost wax castings, discuss bezel-set stone designs/projects.
evening #7: Bezel settings cabochon stones or fossils or crystals, or an enamelled glass piece.
evening #8: Finish up projects No experience necessary!
Copper, wax, glass, and some sterling silver are supplied*. A list of local suppliers is included. Questions concerning this course? Please see our FAQ’s
Approx 4×5” piece of copper sheet, 2’ copper wire, sterling silver for 1 ring band, fine silver bezel wire to set 1 cabochon cut stone. Glass enamel powder is included, silver solder to complete class projects, wax, 10 grams of sterling silver for casting in cuttlebone, 1 doz saw blades, 1- 1mm drill bit. Students are encouraged to supply their own cabochon cut stones, crystals, rocks, etc.
Additional materials not included: cabochon cut stone(s), sterling silver sheet/plate for setting stones on/constructing other pieces.