Deryn Mentock | Rose Ring | Friday, February 2nd and Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 | 9 am until 4 pm


I’m always amazed by the beauty and variety of Native American jewelry, especially vintage pieces. For this design, I was inspired by classic Navajo silversmith designs using flowers and leaves…but I’ve added my own unique twist! Join me for this two day workshop where we’ll explore fabrication of a lovely, nature inspired Rose Ring. Every element will be created, by you, in class. I’ll show you how to saw out your band, double base and leaf, as well as how to create the rose. Both the leaf and rose will be textured for a more organic effect. I’ll also show you how to texture your band using metal stamps.You’ll learn how to sweat solder an how to solder dimensional items. You’ll bezel set a gorgeous, faceted, freeform stone and learn how to patina and finish your piece.

Out of stock

Join Waitlist
SKU: Deryn Mentock | Rose Ring | Friday, February 2nd, 2018 | 9 am - 4 pm Categories: , ,


Title: Rose Ring

Instructor: Deryn Mentock

Date of Class: February 2, 2018 and February 3, 2018

Time: 9 am – 4 pm

Level: Beginning/Intermediate

Type: Project and technique: Focus will be on learning techniques to complete one ring, as time allows.

Class Fee: $290

Kit Fee: $30 (payable to instructor at workshop)

Kit Fee Includes 

use of instructor tools

1 stone (I’ll have a variety of stones in different colors. I’ll also have more available for sale, in class)

Bezel wire

Silver solder


Baking soda

Soldering blocks

Soldering picks




Pickle and pickle pot

Copper tongs

0000 steel wool

Jewelers saw blades





Bezel pusher/burnisher

Safety glasses

Paper towels

Ring mandrel

Dapping blocks

Texture hammers and tools

Metal stamps

Polishing tips and wheels

Student Supply List

20 gauge sterling silver sheet, 3 x 3 inches

24 gauge sterling silver sheet, 3 x 3 inches

6 inches 20 gauge round, dead soft, sterling silver wire

Round nose jewelry pliers

Chain nose jewelry pliers

Nylon jaw flat pliers

Wrap n Tap forming pliers, large size (

Jewelers chasing hammer with rounded face

Deadblow hammer or rawhide mallet

Jewelers saw

Bench pin (small clamps for bench pin are optional but great to have in class)

Steel bench block

Bench pillow (or hand towel) for use under bench block

Metal shears (

Metal file (#2, med.) (

Needle files

Foam sanding block, fine grit

Manicure stick or pad with very fine grit and polishing surfaces

Extra fine point Sharpie




Battery operated work light (required)


Metal file #0

Jewelry hammer with sharp edge

Jewelers saw blades: 2/0 and 6/0

¼ or ½ inch line stamp for metal

Ear plugs

Additional comments

Please order sterling in advance. I recommend Thunderbird Supply Co. online. (

Instructor Email Address:

Instructor Website:



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
  • 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!