Sun, Jul 10, 2016 at 10:15 AM - 5:15PM
Create sterling silver rings with a beautiful stone in this fun and fast-paced workshop! In one afternoon you will learn the basics of piercing, soldering, filing and setting a stone. We will create band rings whose surface can be embellished by small files, a rolling mill and decorative stamps. You'll use round wire to fabricate a second ring. Students will be shown how to solder a bezel in a classical process of stone setting. Stones are included in this workshop.
Location: Artisan's Asylum, Inc.
Dates and Times: Sun, Jul 10, 2016 at 10:15 AM - 5:15PM
Purchase Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/make-a-stone-set-ring-july-2016-tickets-22919570051
Sat, Jul 23, 2016 at 10:15 AM - 5:15PM
Argentium is commonly called "High Karat Sterling Silver". With the added alloy of Germanium to Fine Silver and Copper, this combination allows for metal to be fused rather than soldered for most applications. Argentium is resistant to tarnish and fire scale, making this metal more flexible in fabricating than traditional sterling silver. In this workshop you will learn to: fuse copper, brass, argentium and gold wire to flat sheet, fuse two wires to create a ring, learn tricks and tips in working with Argentium.
Learn more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argentium_sterling_silver
Location: Artisan's Asylum, Inc
Dates and Times: Sat, Jul 23, 2016 at 10:15 AM - 5:15PM
Purchase Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-argentium-july-2016-tickets-22920553994
Bring color to your jewelry by raiding the spice cabinet in your kitchen. With turmeric, oregano, or paprika - and epoxy resin - you can create exciting textures and patterns in jewelry components. Explore other add-ins like wood, bone, paint pigments, eye shadow, and sand. Fabricate jewelry based on cloisonné techniques with sterling silver for beautiful results. Some soldering knowledge is helpful.
Register now at Snow Farm: http://public.snowfarm.org/