April Bower | Roller Forging | Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 | 6 pm until 9 pm


Learn to use a Rolling Mill to do most of the work for you when tapering a rod or heavy wire that looks completely hand forged . You can create large tapers to delicate tendrils using this technique   which can be useful in creating your own designs

In this 3-hour evening class you will use a your rolling mill to partially shape a 6 gauge silver wire into a taper, do some hammer work and end up creating a roller forged double wrap ring. There will be demos on melting and pouring ingots, and If time allows, (while waiting your turn at the rolling mills) you may get to practice pouring your own, so bring some scrap silver to melt if you want to. (1/4 oz – 1 oz).

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Instructor: April Bower

Date of Class: 01/30/2018

Time: 6 pm until 9 pm

Class Fee: $75

Level: All

Type: Techniques and Project

Kit Fee: $5

(payable to instructor at class time)

Kit Fee Includes

6g Argentium wire

Student Supply List

Half round inside ring file 6″

flat , chain nose and round pliers

planishing hammer

sanding sticks, medium & fine

***don’t have those tools? I’ve got ya’ covered with some to share***

Work light and extension cord

Optional Supply List

Bring your clean silver bench trimmings ( 1/2 to 1 oz).

Instructor Email Address: AprilBowerJewelry@gmail.com

Instructor Website: AprilBower.com



Many of our students have asked us to help streamline the process of gathering their supplies and tools for classes, and we have come up with a way we think will work for you.

SJ Jewelry Supply in Phoenix is owned and operated by a wonderful family, headed by Mario Morales. His wife, Erika, and son, Steven, round out the staff, and they are excited to help make gathering your supplies easy and stress free. We guarantee they will make life easier for you! No kidding!

Here’s how it will work….

  • Once you have determined what you will need for each class, send an email with your request for products and/or tools to SJ Jewelry Supply
    • Go to our website, open the class description for each of the classes in which you are enrolled, scroll down to the section “Student Supplies,” cut and paste the items you want to purchase into an email to Mario.
    • Here’s their email address: mailto:info@sjjewelrysupply.com
  • When they receive your email, they will send you a return email acknowledging receipt of your request
    • In this email, they will instruct you about payment methods 
  • Once your order is filled, they will send you a second email with confirmation stating your order is complete
    • Included in this email, they will give you instructions on how to pick up your orders upon arrival in Tucson

 Sound easy? We think it’s going to help take the stress out of preparing for classes!