***NEW SECTION*** April Bower | Starry Starry Night: Fused Dust and Pebbles – Pendant & Earrings in Argentium Silver and 18K Gold | Saturday, February 8, 2020 | 9 am until 4:30 pm


Create coordinating earrings and pendant in Argentium Silver, known for its wonderful  fusing properties, with 18k yellow gold accents. Learn how to create and successfully fuse the metal dust to create texture and dimension, contrasting with other texture and fused “pebbles” in both silver and gold. Option to set a tiny facetted stone in “star or moon” of pendant using flush set or bead set. Demos for both.

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Instructor: April Bower

Date of Class: 02/08/2020

Time: 9 am until 4:30 pm

Class Fee: $165

Level: intermediate, must be comfortable with a torch

Type: A Project and Technique Workshop

Kit Fee: $90* (payable to instructor at class time)

* may need adjustment due to metals price change

Kit Fee Includes

24g Argentium sheet for earrings and small pendant,

Argentium wire for dust and pebbles,

18k gold wire for  dust and accent pebbles,

ear wires or posts or wire to make,

Jump ring for bail.

cans for dust

Small  faceted stone for accent on pendant.

Kit fee includes consumables ( fuel, solder, flux, patina, binding wire, drills burs etc) and use of tools and equipment to create a studio where there is none.

Instructor will have the following for use in class:


soldering stations




scratch brush

rolling mill,

polishing lathe,

flex shaft for stone setting or clean up.

drill press, drills

belt sander

burs for setting

binding wire

Student Supply List

safety glasses,

optivisor or magnification,

bench pin & clamp

metal shears,

side cutters

coarse flat 6″ file with handle, Flat bastard or # 1 cut

fine tweezers,

newish charcoal block to fuse on

Student Supply List

so you don’t have to share:

burnisher, curved tip prefered,

planishing hammer

sanding sticks

favorite texturing tool if you like

dremel or like

Your usual hand tools: ruler, pliers  etc

Work light and extension cord

Additional Class Comments

 I will have a few of all needed tools to share for those who cannot bring them.

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!