Upcoming Retreats

Portland, OR 2023 - April 11 - April 19, 2023

Portland, OR 2023 FALL - Oct 8-15, 2023

Portland, OR 2023 Registration is NOW OPEN

Shadow Box Wide Ring

Ruth Greening
9:00 - 4:30
Tues April 11

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$ 185  

This great ring can have so many personalities just depending on how bold you want to make it!
 In this class we will cover bezel setting a stone, making a heavy wire rim to compliment the shape of the stone, making a wide band ring, soldering and sawing. Wow, you will have some serious bling and knowledge at the end of this great fun class!
 

Materials Fee $65 cash  paid at beginning of class includes:

sterling silver sheet, wire and bezel wire for two rings. Flux, solder, sanding papers, polishing supplies. Butane, patina and applicators and other disposables.
I will also have additional silver and a small selection of stones for sale.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

please bring one or more cabochon stones to set (please keep under ½” remember we will be building out from the stone! Tall stones look very nice, oval and round are easiest to work with).
Basic jewelry tools; flat, needle nose, half round with flat pliers. 6” to 8” flat and half round jewelry files, cut #2, these are jewelry files for metal not diamond files**Please no ‘Harbor freight specials’** check Otto Frei for good files. Jeweler’s saw with 1/0 or 2/0 blades. Ruler or digital measuring calipers.
Large butane torch (like a Big Buddy) I will have butane gas available.
Portable bench pin. Because of the way the tables are made it is a good idea to have some extra strips of wood to help the fit, maybe a stack of popsicle sticks? A Steel bench block, tweezers
Rawhide hammer, ball peen hammer, texture hammers if you want
Nice to have but not necessary are ring forming pliers with plastic inserts, optical assistance and lighting.
 


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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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