|Rose Ring||Sunday, August 4, 9:00 AM and
Monday, August 5, 9:00 AM
|This workshop is 12 hours.|
Student Level: Intermediate
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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 can 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 and how to solder dimensional items. You'll bezel set a gorgeous, faceted, freeform stone and learn how to patina and finish your piece.
I'll be providing one stone for each student and will have some extra stones available for sale in class. I'll have a variety of different stones available; not just the pink rose quartz you see in the sample. Please email me with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kit/Materials Fee (payable to instructor at class time):
Student should bring:
Some workshops may require that you bring supplies or tools that you may not presently possess. If you'd like to place an advance order for jewelry supplies & tools for pick-up at the on-site Jewelry Supply store when you arrive at ARTU19, contact:
Please note that SJ Jewelry Supply has an extensive selection of products but not all of them may appear on their website. If in doubt about the availability of any product, a simple phone call will get you the information that you desire.