Upcoming Retreats

Portland, OR 2022 FALL - October 19-26, 2022

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Big Bling Ring

9:00 - 4:30
Monday Oct 7

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$ 170  

Wear this sterling silver and stone ring every day if you enjoy having compliments paid to you on a regular basis. You will make it to fit your finger perfectly and you’ll select a stone that you know will capture your fancy each time your glance happens to fall on it.
In this class you will learn how to cut out a backplate to complement the stone of your choice, then hammer or stamp a design on it as you like. You will learn how to set a stone cabochon of any size or shape in a silver bezel and be shown how to greatly reduce any chance of melting your bezel during the soldering process. You will be taught how to solder sterling silver using silver solder and a small butane torch, known in cooking circles as a crème brulee torch. You will file and polish your piece so that all of the components look flawlessly joined. When your ring band and setting have been soldered and tumble polished, you will set your stone securely using special tools that will be provided to you during the class
All tools, equipment and materials are supplied in this class. Please note that there is a kit fee for the materials provided for you in the class (see below). There is nothing else to purchase or bring.
All experience levels welcome. Must be at least 17 years. As we will be using torches, please tie back long hair, wear closed toe shoes, and do not wear loose flowing sleeves.

Materials included in kit paid to instructor at beginning of class- $50
Sterling silver sheet metal
Sterling silver for the ring band
Fine or sterling silver bezel wire
Selection of stone cabochons


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For your convenience, you may pre-order your materials for classes! Your materials will be waiting for you at the retreat. And you can always purchase additional materials at the retreat.

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