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Rose Ring Sunday, August 4, 9:00 AM and
Monday, August 5, 9:00 AM
Deryn Mentock $290   
This workshop is 12 hours.

Student Level: Intermediate
Type of Workshop: Process and Project
Prerequisite: some soldering experience would be helpful
Workshop Category: Metal-working

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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: mocknet@sbcglobal.net.

Kit/Materials Fee (payable to instructor at class time):

  • $35.00 includes:
  • 1 stone (I'll have a variety of stones in different colors. I'll also have more available for sale, in class)
  • Sterling bezel wire
  • Silver solder
  • Flux
  • Baking soda
  • Soldering blocks
  • Soldering picks
  • Tweezers
  • Trays
  • Pliers
  • Pickle and pickle pot
  • Copper tongs
  • 0000 steel wool
  • Jewelers saw blades
  • Torches
  • Fuel
  • Patina
  • Gloves
  • Bezel pusher/burnisher
  • Safety glasses
  • Paper towels
  • Ring mandrel
  • Dapping blocks
  • Texture hammers and tools
  • Metal stamps
  • Polishing tips and wheels
  • Use of other tools and supplies

Student should bring:

  • 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 (Click here!)
  • 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 (Click here!)
  • Metal file (#2, med.) (Click here!)
  • Needle files
  • Foam sanding block, fine grit
  • Manicure stick or pad with very fine grit and polishing surfaces
  • Extra fine point Sharpie
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Battery operated work light (required)


  • Metal file #0
  • Jewelry hammer with sharp edge
  • Jewelers saw blades: 2/0 and 6/0
  • 1/4 or 1/2 inch line stamp for metal
  • Ear plugs

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:

SJ Jewelry Supply LLC

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.

Email your order to: info@sjjewelrysupply.com
call: 602-956-0189

Questions: mocknet@sbcglobal.net
Website: derynmentock.com