April Bower | Rad Reticulated Wrap Rings |Thursday, June 9, 2016 | 9 am until 4 pm


Hate wrinkles? Don’t we all! But wrinkles in silver are a beautiful thing!

“Reticulation” is the process of wrinkling silver using heat. You will use your textured piece to create a unique wrap around ring, and set a faceted stone in a tube bezel. Learn the art of depletion gilding and reticulation as well as the skill of setting a gemstone in a tube bezel. Wear your Rad Wrap ring home or to Happy Hour and wow your friends! You will be working in silver. This is an intermediate level project and some soldering experience is necessary. Team teaching with qualified assistant Renee Garver.

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Instructor: April Bower

Date of Class: 06/09/2016

Time: 9:00 am until 4:00 pm

Class Fee: $145

Kit Fee: $50 – depending on spot silver market near class time (payable to instructor at class time)

Kit Fee Includes:

1″x3″ 18G silver to texture

1/4″ 6mm OD heavy wall sterling tubing for stone

5mm facetted Cubic Zirconia stone

Stone dop

Hand out and paper patterns

All consumables

Use of instructors tools and equipment to make ring

Instructor will have the following for use in class:

Torches & fuel for annealing and reticulating


Copper tongs


Ring mandrels




Scratch Brush

Green scratch cloth

Steel wool

Flex shaft

Drill press

Polishing lathe

Stone setting punches

Student Supply List

Clamp on bench pin

Center punch

Metal shears (French style preferred)

Inside ring file or half round hand file or your favorite rotary tools to clean up the inside of ring

Files and sanding sticks for finishing edges

Favorite finishing tools/wheels

Safety glasses

Optivisor or magnification: If you can’t see closely, you will not be successful setting stones.

Optional Supply List:

Jewelers saw and 3/0 blades (there won’t be a lot of sawing)

Ring mandrel and holder if you have one

Wide ring finger gauge (only if you have one, do not buy one)

Clamp down vise

Small bench block

Rubber or leather non-mar mallet

Your own Dremel or rotary tool for drilling/cleanup

Larger ball burrs or bud burrs and setting burs that you already have, 3 to 6 mm. Good size is #119.486 6.30mm

Soldering pick and tweezers and/or your own portable soldering torch setup that you are comfortable with.

Scrap silver (sheet and/or wire) for embellishments

Ott light and power cord (If you can’t see closely, you will not be successful setting stones)

Regular hand tools (pliers dividers, ruler, ring clamp) will allow you to make best use of your time and be more creative.

Instructor Email Address: AprilBowerJewelry@gmail.com

Instructor Website: AprilBower.com


*Online and Onsite*
Ann Hammes
(480) 614-3803

Phone or email Ann with your list of supplies, and she will take care of the rest! 

No stress! 

Everything will be ready and waiting for you when you arrive at the Beach.

And, she will be set up at the hotel during our retreat 
for your shopping convenience.

*We try to think of everything to make your retreat more enjoyable*