Nicole Ringgold | Leaves and Branches | Thursday, February 6th, 2020 | 9:00 am until 5:30 pm

$195.00

During this one day workshop students will learn how to hand fabricate leaves and branches out of sterling silver sheet, wire and scraps.

Demonstrations will include a multitude of techniques, such as fusing and soldering multiple joints in one piece, soldering multiple layers, reticulation, carving and texturing, creating 3-dimensional joints, basic repoussé and chasing. Ideally students will create at least one branch and one leaf during this workshop.

Photos depict examples of Nicole’s creations and will be inspiration for your own unique creations in class.

“My art is inspired by a plant I encounter while hiking through the mountains, the shape of a rock I pluck from the river, my natural surroundings, a sound, glimpse, or smell.”

 

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Description

Instructor: Nicole Ringgold

Class: Leaves and Branches

Date of Class: 02/06/2020

Time: 9:00 am until 5:30 pm

Level: Intermediate. Previous soldering experience is recommended.

Class Fee: $195

Kit Fee: $95* (payable at class time)

*Kit fee may vary a bit due to fluctuating prices of precious metals.

Kit Fee includes these metals and use of the following:

3×3” sheet sterling silver, dead soft

3’ 20 gauge sterling silver wire, half-hard

3’ 18 gauge sterling silver wire, half-hard

3’ 16 gauge sterling silver wire, half-hard

Bezel wire

handouts

burs

bits

grinders

sanders

tissue paper

silicone discs for flex shaft

of fine fiber wheel for flex shaft

Liquid cement

table protection

torches & fuel

solder, flux

pickle

patina

Baking Soda for neutralizer

Dawn, paper towels, dishpans for water

Flex shaft with all needed accessories

Ring mandrel to share with those who don’t have one to bring

Dapping block to share with those who don’t have one to bring

Student Supply List

work light

Safety glasses/Magnifiers (Optivisor)

Jewelers saw, wax and blades (#2/0-4/0)

Bench Block (w/rubber block)

Bench Pin and 3” or 4” C-Clamp to secure bench pin (tables vary in thickness)

Pliers-flat nose, chain nose, round nose, half-round/flat forming pliers

Sandpaper

Small jars/plastic bags for scraps

Tweezers

Sharpies and pencils

Note Pad

Tracing paper

Scissors

Ruler/tape measure

sanding sticks

Calipers – digital calipers can be found online or at Harbor Freight for around $20

Rawhide mallet

Chasing hammer

Burnishing stakes

Double third hand like this

Dapping block

Scribe

bezel rocker, burnisher, bezel pusher

ring mandrel

ring clamp

newish flat charcoal block (to set your work up on to carry to soldering station)

flush cutters

miter jig

small ballpeen hammer

center punch

hole punching pliers or tool- size doesn’t matter

Optional Supply List

Extra sheet metal of choice – silver, copper, gold

Extra wire

Metal shears

Additional Class Comments:

Because this is not a dedicated jewelry/metals studio, we ask you to bring a lot of tools. Some people will be willing to share, but don’t rely on that if there are certain tools you usually work with.

Instructor Email Address: ringgoldnic@gmail.com

Instructor Website: nicoleringgold.com

 

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PRE-ORDER YOUR CLASS SUPPLIES TODAY!

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!

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