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Make a Ring(s)! JULY 2016

Sat, Jul 9, 2016 at 10:15 AM

Make a Ring(s)! JULY 2016

Description: 

Spend a day in the Artisan's Asylum jewelry studio learning to make several rings that will impress your friends! Starting with a simple soldered brass band ring, students will learn the basics of measuring, sawing and shaping your ring. We will introduce a rolling mill for texturing and hammers for making a decorative impression. Moving on to stacking rings, students will make three individual sterling silver rings with small soldered decorative elements. The final ring is a sterling silver spinning ring, to help us learn the process of convex form. Students will learn how to make good solder seams and the fundamentals of polishing with a buffing machine and a tumbler.

Location: Artisan's Asylum, Inc

Dates and Times: Sat, Jul 9, 2016 at 10:15 AM

Purchase Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/make-a-rings-july-2016-tickets-20110612383

Make A Stone-Set Ring! JULY 2016

Sun, Jul 10, 2016 at 10:15 AM - 5:15PM

Make A Stone-Set Ring! JULY 2016

Description: 

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

Intro to Argentium: JULY 2016

Sat, Jul 23, 2016 at 10:15 AM - 5:15PM

Intro to Argentium: JULY 2016

Decsription: 

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