April Bower | The Water’s Edge Ring | Tuesday, February 1, 2022 | 9 am until 4:30 pm
Learn about Argentium silver and its ability to fuse beautifully, add 18k gold, texturing, and flush setting facetted stones to create an adjustable statement ring.
Combine this workshop with the “Waters Edge” bracelet workshop for the ultimate comprehensive educational package.
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Instructor: April Bower
Dates of Class: Tuesday, February1, 2022
Class Fee: $185
Level: intermediate, must be comfortable with a torch
Type: A Project and Technique Workshop
Kit Fee: $95* (payable to instructor on morning of class)
*may need adjustment due to the fluctuation of metal prices
Kit Fee Includes:
18g Argentium Sterling approx. 1”x3”
18g Argentium Round Wire 1-foot (you’ll use some for ball granules)
18k gold rectangular wire for gold dust
You will use trimmings from 18g sheet for your silver dust texture
Containers for dust & granules
#0000 steel wool & pro pad polish square.
Black rubber wheels for sculpting edges
All equipment and expendables to do the project and create a studio where none exists in a hotel setting!
INSTRUCTOR WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING FOR USE IN CLASS
tools for stone setting
Fuel/ oxygen torch for melting edges,
Eurotool Handyflame butane torch/ fuel
Vise to hold mandrels for forming
End hook and or large sinusoidal stake for anticlastic forming
Nylon cross peen hammer
Polished planishing hammer or similar for flattening granules
Coarse file & vise grip pliers for creating dust
Ring mandrel or anvil horn for bracelet shaping
Yellow liquid flux or similar; like Rhondas Purple flux
Soldering station with pickle /solder etc
A few basic studio tools: of saws, side cutters flex shaft, pliers etc.to share
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
Bring your personal tool kit with pliers/jewelers saw/blades/ ruler/ side cutters/ shears/ file/Coarse large file for dust.
Polished hammer to flatten granules would be nice.
Clean flat Solderite board (preferred) or newish charcoal block to fuse on
Additional Class Comments
I will a have a few of all necessary tools to share for those that forget something.
April’s Contact Info
Instructor Email Address: AprilBowerjewelry@gmail.com
Instructor Website: www.aprilbower.com