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Big Band Ring

Big Band Ring

Regular price $250.00 USD
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If you're just starting out in jewelry making, you'll want to join resident metalsmith Francesca Watson for her brand new Big Band Ring project! This two day workshop is intended to help students understand essential principles of metal fabrication, using ring-making as the jumping off point. We'll cover accurately calculating a ring blank, how to achieve the precision necessary for this type of fabrication, and how to work with both a butane torch and the Smith Little Torch. The result is a substantial band ring you'll be proud to wear.

As with all of our beginner workshops, we’ll revisit the properties of sterling silver; why flux is important and which ones work best for silver; how to get a professional finish on your piece; and much more. All tools and materials necessary to complete the projects are included in your materials fee, so all you have to do is show up and have fun. And as an added bonus, you'll get 30 days access to the same videos our online participants will get... at no additional cost!

This workshop is part of our beginner series and offers essential foundational skills, whether you've never touched a torch or you’re taking your soldering and fabrication skills to the next level. Absolutely everything necessary to complete the project is provided in this workshop – all tools, materials, and equipment! Bring a pen and notebook for note-taking and eye magnification if required, but otherwise just come and have fun!

This workshop is being held live and in-person at our Texas studio!
Can't make the trip? Live online seats will be opening for registration soon!

Saturday and Sunday
October 15 & 16, 2022
9:30 am to 5:00 pm daily

Workshop fee (non-taxable): $250

Materials fee (taxable): $95
(payable on the first day of class)

Note: We recommend bringing your own eye magnification to help you see as clearly as possible while working. Because these needs are so personal, it's impossible for us to have the right thing on hand for every student. Need help with this? Call the studio or send us an email!


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