April Bower | ONLINE: Dust to Dust | Saturday, January 9, 2021 thru Wednesday, January 13, 2021 and Thursday, January 21, 2021
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Fold, texture, fuse & form this Argentium silver ring with silver and 18k gold dust and 14k fused pins. You will learn to fuse an 18k gold rimmed Argentium tube bezel and the setting of a facetted stone. Argentuim is known for its wonderful fusing properties, and gold for its timeless beauty and contrast.
Intermediate level, you must be comfortable with a torch and saw.
Work with your own tools in the comfort of your own studio.
Laptop or Tablet recommended for viewing, and cell phone camera for sharing photos of your project if you have questions for April.
Please familiarize yourself with Zoom and make sure to download the Zoom Apps on your devices.
We know this is going to be a very popular class, so we’re opening two sessions to accommodate all of April’s fans!
We aim to please you, our Vivi Magoo family!
Instructor: April Bower
Format: ONLINE HYBRID
Dates of Class: January 9, 2021 – January 13, 2021 and January 21, 2021
Saturday, January 9th
Monday, January 11th
Wednesday, January 13th
9:00 – 10:30 am (Phoenix time)
Students will participate in a combination of both recorded and live Zoom events every other day for three days with April. Question and answer period, and further instruction will occur during live classroom meetups.
Thursday, January 21st
3:00 – 4:00 pm (Phoenix time)
Grab a beverage of your choice and join us online for some social time! Totally casual – time to share your finished pieces with fellow students – share your thoughts on the class – relax and enjoy new and old friendships
Class Fee: $270
Level: intermediate, must be comfortable with a torch
Type: A Project and Technique Workshop
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
You have two choices on how you wish to handle materials found in student kits.
- You can supply your own materials – April has a complete list below in the supplies list (links to suppliers included)
- for a fee, April can send you a complete kit.
- Kit Fee: $160
- contiguous US states only
- If you choose the latter, contact her soon so she has time to get it mailed and you receive it prior to first day of class. She estimates it takes two weeks from her mailing it to arrival at your home/studio from USPS.
April will include the following items in your kits if you choose to purchase from her.
If you choose to purchase your own materials, these are what you will need on hand the first day of class: More detailed list on Private page “Dust to Dust Online materials & supply w optional kit final”
ARSS ring blank 18g 1×3”
14k gold wire 18g for pins 2.5”
18k jump ring for bezel
18k rectangular wire for gold dust. 1/2-inch. You will use Ring shank scraps for silver dust.
Spatula & stone dop stick
Containers for dust
Moores discs and mandrel
Steel wool & pro pad polish square
Optional Items used are available for purchase can be included with kit:
Curved burnisher $4
Solderite rectangle 3×6” $10
Aluminum vise jaw cover 8” $12
5mm setting bur $7
3” radial disc mounted on hub for right hand tapered spindle $26
Additional Class Comments
Students able to follow and work at own pace, but ask questions/request help from instructor each morning of class.
Videos will be available for one month after class ends.
April’s Contact Info
Instructor Email Address: AprilBowerjewelry@gmail.com
Instructor Website: www.aprilbower.com