April Bower | Yin/Yang: Reticulated/Depletion Gilded/Fused/Granulated Ring with 18K Gold | Monday, May 23rd and Thursday, May 26th |


This ring has it all,  Yin & Yang, opposite yet complimentary: Texture/ smooth, Angles / curves, High / low, light/ dark,  gold/silver, soft /hard.

Using sterling for its best attributes, and Argentium for its best.  Learn reticulation and depletion gilding, fusing and granulation.

We will make 2 rings, one with 18K gold granulation and one with silver granulation

* For those who do not want the expense of gold you may make the projects  in all silver for an equally lovely result.


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Instructor: April Bower

Date of Class:

Time: 9:00 am until approx. 10:00 each day on Zoom

Class Fee: $185

Level: intermediate: should have basic sawing and soldering skills

Type: A Project and Technique Workshop

Student Supply List 

Yin Yang Supply list

Rio Grande#          material                                what you’ll need for 2 rings

100120                        20g sterling sheet                   ¾” x 3”    for reticulated layer

103218                        18g Argentium sheet              ¾” x 3”    for fused base layer

103314                        14g wire Argentium                2” for ball granules (or use scrap Argentium)

604118                        18g wire  18k gold                  1.5” for ball granules  Or more     (optional)

Required Tools

6″hand file Half round or inside ring

side cutter pliers

sanding sticks

newish flat charcoal block

 solderite board or firebrick

large butane torch & fuel

Flux and pickle

jewelers saw and blades

copper tongs

Ring mandrel

 bending pliers

pointy tweezers ( to arrange granules)

non-mar mallet

Your usual metalworking tools;

steel wool & patina

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!