Zac Tedrow (aka Left-Hand Metalworks) | Blazing Trails: a class in reticulation | Thursday, January 26, 2023 | 9:00 am until 4:30 pm


Reticulation is a metalsmithing technique that involves concentrating heat on a particular silver alloy to create random and dynamic texture to the surface.

Peaks and valleys, tree bark, and mountain range like textures are all a possible…reticulation is chaotic and organic process yielding a truly one of a kind piece in every new application.

Students in this class will learn to prep a piece of silver alloy, apply the heating technique, and inlay the reticulated piece into a sterling silver ring band.

Learn to wield heat as a tool to create your own unique piece!

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

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Instructor: Zac Tedrow

Class: Blazing Trails: A Class in Reticulation

Date of Class: Thursday, January 26, 2023

Time: 9:00 am until 4:30 pm

Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Class Fee: $195

Kit Fee: $70*

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

Kit includes the following

80/20 Silver and copper alloyed sheet, 18 gauge, 3” x 3/8”

Sterling silver square wire, 18 gauge, 6”

24 gauge sterling silver sheet, 3” x 3/8”

Instructor will have the following for use in class

soldering stations



flex shafts

belt sander

ring stretcher and reducer

ring mandrel (one for the class – bring yours to move along quicker)

digital calipers (one for the class – bring yours to move along quicker)

table protection


patina – LOS

Baking Soda for neutralizer

Dawn, paper towels, dishpans for water

Student Supply List

Jewelers saw and blades (#1/0 and 3/0)

wax for saw blades

Files – flat and half-round

Needle files – flat and half-round

rawhide or nylon mallet

Bench 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 – (suggested 220, 400, 600 and 1000)

Your choice of flexshaft bits for finishing work (bristle discs, sandpaper bits, silicon bits, etc)

Small jars/plastic bags for scraps

Chasing hammer

flush cutters

small ballpeen hammer

Optional Supply Listwork light

Safety glasses/Magnifiers (Optivisor)

Additional Class Comments:

Because this is not a dedicated jewelry/metals studio, we ask you to bring an assortment 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:

Instructor Website: @lefthandmetalworks on Instagram and Facebook




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!