Make your own keepsake rings using annealing, rolling, soldering and finishing sterling silver
This fun, fast paced workshop explores annealing, rolling, soldering, and finishing sterling silver. Students will use 12 gauge round wire and make 3 simple rings from start to finish. Students can choose from different demonstrated styles and create their own stacking rings. Time permitting, students can do more rings or even add a bezel cup and set a cabochon. Basic soldering skills are helpful but not essential.
Limit: 8 students, ages 16 and up
Lab fee of $10 for consumables.
Materials fee of approximately $20 for one ring depends on materials selected; students may want to make multiple rings. $15 FOR SILVER AND SOLDER +$5 FOR STONE AND SETTING IF USED. Instructor will be supplying 12 gauge silver round wire and 5mm and 8mm cabochons in black onyx, garnet, and moonstone as well as some bezel cups if students want to add a stone.
Students wishing to bring their own materials can look at options on the RIO GRANDE website. 12 gauge or smaller wire is good for simple rings. It could be round, square, or flat. 5mm and 8mm cabochon stones work well together with silver bezel cups in this size. For example, 6 INCHES OF STERLING SILVER, 12 GA. Round RIO#100-312