April Bower | Yin Yang: Reticulated, Fused, and Granulated Ring | Wednesday, February 6, 2019 | 9 am until 4 pm


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 add 18k  gold for luscious color and Patinate to bring out all those contrasting elements.

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Instructor: April Bower

Date of Class: 02/06/2019

Time: 9 am until 4 pm

Class Fee: $165

Level: should have basic sawing and soldering skills

Type: Techniques-Oriented

Kit Fee: $79 (payable to instructor at class time)

* may require adjustment due to precious metal price change

Kit Fee Includes

Sterling and Argentium to make 2 rings, one with 18K gold granulation and one with silver granulation

Instructor will have the following for use in class

torches & fuel

solder, flux

ring mandrels & mallets

flex shafts belt sander

Polishing lathe & finishing equipment,


Student Supply List

6″hand file Half round or inside ring recommended

side cutter pliers

pointy tweezers ( to arrange granules)

saw and #3/0  blades

sanding sticks

newish flat charcoal block

clamp on bench pin.

safety glasses

optivisor or reading glasses. ( if you can’t see well you will not be successful making jewelry)

Optional Supply List

so you don’t have to share:

Ring mandrel

bending pliers

Work light and extension cord

Additional Class Comments

Kit fee  Approx $79 * 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. ( discounted kit)

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!