April Bower | Fused & Reticulated Ring: a study in contrasts | Friday, February 4, 2022 | 8 am until 5:30


Learn how to successfully reticulate silver and  fuse Argentium. Create a rimmed setting for half pearl, learn how to cut a pearl and make a sophisticated adjustable shank for a dramatic ring.

Qualified assistant Renee Garver will be there to facilitate

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Instructor: April Bower

Date of Class: 02/04/2022

Time: 8 am until 5:30 pm

Class Fee: $245

Level: intermediate: should have basic sawing and soldering skills

Type: A Project and Technique Workshop

Kit Fee: $75* (payable to instructor at class time)

* may need adjustment due to precious metal price fluctuations

Kit Fee Includes

10g Argentium wire

14g argentium wire

22g Reticulation silver

22g Argentium sheet

18 g Argentium sheet


Instructor will have the following for use in class:


Solder Set Up. Heat proof soldering area, Pickle, copper tongs, 3rd hand, tweezers, flux brush, solder pick



Rolling mill; flat or combo. *You could planish (hand hammer) the wire flat, if no rolling mill.

Polishing lathe or flex shaft and burs for cleanup and polishing.   * 0000 steel wool and pro polish pad will do.

Vise or drilled hole in stump or bench to hold ring mandrel for forming

Polished planishing hammer

Student Supply List

Required tools: ( I will have some to share if you can’t bring)

bench pin

Jewelers saw & 3/0 blades (or close)

bench block

leather or non-mar mallet

side cutters

metal shears

hand files & sanding sticks to smooth edges

sharpie marker, fine tip

charcoal block,

safety glasses , dust mask

your usual hand tools, ruler, sharpie etc

safety glasses

optivisor or reading glasses. ( if you can’t see well you will not be successful making jewelry)

Work light and extension cord

Optional Supply List

if you have them and can bring so you don’t have to share:

Ring mandrel – round or square

Round bezel mandrel

bending or forming pliers

scratch brush

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!