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It's a Wrap! Wednesday, July 29, 9:00 AM  
April Bower $145   
This workshop is 6 hours.

Student Level: All levels
Type of Workshop: Process & Project
Prerequisite: Must be comfortable using a torch
Workshop Category: Jewelry, Metal-working

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Learn to use the rolling mill to do the work for you when tapering a rod or heavy wire that looks completely hand forged. You can create large tapers to delicate tendrils with this technique, which can be very useful when creating your own designs.

In this session you will roller taper a 6G Argentium rod into a long taper, fabricate a wide partial band of Argentium sheet then encircle it with your forged taper to create a unique band ring. Your choices of textures, width as well as a small amount of 18k yellow gold embellishments, will make your ring uniquely one of a kind. Argentium Sterling silver will be our main metal and 18k gold makes wonderful contrasting accents.

Assistant Renee Garver will be on board to help guide you.

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

  • $60* includes:
  • 6g Argentium rod
  • 18 g Argentium silver sheet
  • 18k gold
  • Plus the use of the following items:
  • rolling mills
  • texturing materials
  • anvils/bench blocks
  • torches & fuel
  • solder stations & solder
  • vise/clamps
  • pliers
  • hammers/mallets
  • ring mandrels
  • binding wire
  • patina
  • scratch brush
  • steel wool
  • pickle
  • copper tongs
  • **Price may need adjusting should there be a significant change in silver/gold spot price closer to class time

Student should bring:

  • Students bring if you can, but I have a small supply of these to share if you can't bring them:
  • small bench block
  • bench pin & clamps
  • jewelers saw and blades
  • leather or rubber mallet
  • planishing hammer or very smooth metal hammer without much marring
  • favorite texturing hammer
  • chain nose pliers
  • flat nose pliers
  • ring bending pliers
  • metal side cutters
  • safety glasses
  • Sharpie pen
  • your own hand tools, pliers ruler, optivisor, light etc that make your creating easier and so you won't have to share

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: AprilBowerJewelry@gmail.com
Website: www.aprilbower.com