Workshop Series: Rings to Rule Them All
Thursdays 6-9pm: May 17 - June 7
Instructor: Anne Holman
In this four-session class, we will explore numerous foundational jewelry techniques to create three types of rings. Skills to be introduced include: sawing, filing, texturing techniques, riveting, forming, beginning and advanced soldering applications, use of a rolling mill, bezel stone setting and various finishing techniques. These skills will be used to create three rings in this particular class, and will be techniques that students can apply to other future projects and classes.
Techniques will be taught demonstrating how to build each type of ring, but the overall design of each piece is open to interpretation and the inspiration of the student. Each skill learned can be applied in various ways in creating each of the rings. Instructor will guide students in problem solving their design ideas.
Each student will leave with three completed sterling silver rings:
1. A textured and milled stackable sterling band ring,
2. A sterling ring with layered riveted hand cut shapes in textured copper or brass,
3. A sterling bezel set ring with sweat soldered and hand cut details. Each student is provided with a cabochon stone suitable for this project, with options to upgrade the stone type.
All materials and tools will be provided. Options will be available to upgrade various components.
This is a beginning level class, no prerequisite experience is required, but any prior experience will be built upon.