April Bower | Hip to be Square | Monday, January 29th, 2018 | 9 am until 4 pm


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Squared, Folded, Reticulated and Fused Ring with Argentuim silver and an adjustable shank

Control some of the chaos in the reticulation by placing folds and using Argentium silver to create a beautiful squared frame for your ring top.

Add on a creative adjustable size wide squared band underneath, then an accent cab or beautiful grey pearl to finish your beauty.

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Instructor: April Bower

Date of Class: January 29, 2018

Time: 9 am until 4 pm

Class Fee: $145

Level: experienced beginner/ intermediate – should be comfortable with beginning jewelry making skills, sawing and very basic soldering.

Type: Techniques-Oriented

Kit Fee: $60 (payable to instructor at class time)

Kit Fee Includes

Enough for 2 rings. You will finish one, you can finish 2 if you are quick or it allows you options for more experimentation

1×3″ reticulation silver

1×3″ 18g sterling

8″ 14g Argentium wire

6mm cab stone

6mm bezel cup

7mm half drilled pearl

* price may need adjustment for significant change in silver/gold spot price closer to class time Quoted at 17$/oz spot

use of hammers, mandrels , tools & equipment to complete project

Instructor will have the following for use in class

Torches for soldering and reticulation




scratch brushes

Rolling mill

polishing lathe

belt sanders

Flex shafts and accessories

mounted vises, anvils, stumps, hammers & mallets and a few saws & hand tools and a flex shaft to share

Student Supply List

contact instructor if you can’t bring these. I have a few to supply

Bench pin & clamp

jewelers saw & 2/0 or smaller blades

needle files,

your usual hand tools like pliers, files, rulers, shears

Optional Supply List

small anvil or bench block

ring mandrel

ring sizers

bezel pusher

Optivisor/safety glasses

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!