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Creative Ring Making: Unique Combo Silver Rings with Cathy Flesher

Registration opens January 1, 2023

This workshop meets Friday, August 25, 9AM-5PM with a lunch break

In this one-day class, you will enhance your ring-making skills by designing two unique rings that combine metal clay with metals while broadening your soldering skills. One ring will include a CZ bezeled in metal clay and the other will use a stone and bezel cup. In the morning: * Design two metal clay ring tops using silver metal clay, CZs, and/or stones

* Create your ring top design with textures or molds (bring your own or choose from a variety provided by the instructor)

* Learn tips on how to best refine your metal clay designs * Ring tops will be kiln fired, burnished and tumbled during lunch In the afternoon:

* Fabricate two ring bands using sterling silver sheet and/or sterling silver wire

* Learn how to use clay from Wolf Tools as an aid in soldering

* Solder the ring bands to the ring tops

* Solder the bezel cup to ring top

* Tumble

* Set stone

* Patina and polish

 

You will receive a sample of clay from Wolf Tools to use on your project and for later use on your bench at home. Pre-made metal clay CZ components and stones will be provided and you will have the option to purchase additional kits. The instructor will provide torches, butane, and tools to share but it's recommended that you bring your own metal clay tool kit and/or fabrication tools including:

* Basic metal clay tool kit

* Jewelry saw / blades

* Rawhide mallet

* Ring mandrel

* Tweezers

* Bezel pusher

* Ring-bending pliers

* Burnisher

 

Kits will contain:

* 15g silver metal clay

* 6" sterling silver sheet

* Pre-cut hard, medium, easy solder

* 1 stone and 1 CZ (choices available) * Sterling silver bezel cup

* Sanding sponges and papers

* Patina (provided by the instructor)

* Wolf soldering clay (sample)

 

Registration fee: $195

A kit fee of $125 will be collected by the instructor during the workshop.