Rings, Rings, RINGS!

  • Instructor: Dana Cassara
  • Friday-Sunday, 10:00 – 5:00
  • Class Fee: $480

Rings hold a special place in the lexicon of jewelry and pretty much everyone loves them. In this three-day beginner’s workshop we will explore the basic construction of band rings, stacking rings, and rings with both bezel set cabochons and tube set faceted stones. Although rings can be relatively simple to make they do present a unique challenge, aside from the need to be comfortable and beautiful they also must fit! All students will leave with an understanding of how to measure, embellish, form, and solder both a basic band and shanked rings.  Depending on experience level students may explore a variety of band styles and decorative detailing. Cutting, chasing and embossing for texture, as well as soldering and some forming techniques will all be covered.  Every student will leave class with a handful of well-made ring that fits!  No experience necessary. Returning students welcome! Basic materials included

Prerequisites:
  • No experience necessary.
Materials Included:
  • -Copper and brass for making samples
    -Sterling silver for final projects
    -Cabochon and 3mm faceted cz for stone setting projects
    -Gold filled wire for stacking rings
    -Solder and all other supplies necessary for projects
    -If you choose to work larger than the samples shown in class there may be an additional materials fee.
Students May Bring:
  • -Additional sterling sheet or wire (available in studio store)
    -A cabochon (available in studio store)