This fast-paced one day workshop will have you cutting, stamping, soldering and forming sterling silver wire and sheet into a one-of-a-kind setting for a gorgeous statement ring. You’ll learn how to size and solder a ring band, create a bezel from scratch, and work with twisted or round bead wire to create a “frame” for your cabochon. We’ll even make some of those cool silver balls to add to the mix! Then we’ll finish by setting your stone cleanly using simple, inexpensive tools and age-old techniques. If you’re interested in taking your metalsmithing skills to the next level, this is a don’t-miss workshop! Please note: Some prior soldering experience will be helpful but is not required for students who are confident beginners. Students without prior soldering experience may not be able to finish their project in class. Students will learn and work with the following skills and techniques: (1) Creating and sizing a bezel; (2) Creating and sizing a ring band; (3) Soldering; (4) Stone Setting; (5) Stamping; (6) Creating and adding embellishments.
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