Course Description: Build Your Own Textured Ring with Gemstone

Learn the basics of metalsmithing while making your own textured ring with a set gemstone! Metalsmithing techniques for this project include filing, sanding, ring sizing, forming, hammering, soldering, finish work, and more. The class will include a brief lecture on the metal arts and safety while working with metals, then a hands-on demonstration. Students will measure their ring, then form, texturize, and solder their rings using torches and hammers. Once ring bands are constructed and finished, a 6mm gemstone bezel will be soldered to the ring band and stones will be set. You can make your ring out of brass or copper as part of the cost of the class, and silver will be available for additional in-class purchase if you prefer. By the end of the class, you will have made a unique textured ring with a set gemstone to take home with you! No experience necessary!

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