What’s Your Poison? Rings with a Catch

Poison ring, Maru Almeida
  • Instructor: Maru Almeida
  • February 16 – 18, 2019
  • Saturday – Monday | 3 weekdays | 10:00 - 5:00
  • Class Fee: $395

In this 3 day workshop we will not only discuss the mysterious history behind the Poison Ring but also learn the multiple techniques to create such a fun and challenging artifact. Students will construct a small container with hinges and a clasp all set atop a ring shank with or without a set stone, you pick your poison ;) An excellent technical skill builder, this class will explore the many different ways in which you can integrate the ring and container using the technique that best suits your individual taste and skill level. Although the Poison Ring may be behind many dark stories of plotting and revenge, they also where used for personal keepsakes. So whether it is a poison, a potion, a keepsake or your inner secrets…only you will know what is inside that beautiful ring you just made. Beginning to Intermediate level, must have soldering and basic metal working skills. $10 Materials fee payable to instructor, cash or check

Prerequisites:
  • soldering and basic metal working skills
Materials Included:
  • -solder
    -flux
    -tube and wire for hinge
Students Must Bring:
  • -$10 Materials fee payable to instructor, cash or check -22 gauge sheet metal, approximately 2”x3” sterling or brass (available in studio store)
    -24 gauge sheet metal sterling or brass approximately 2"x1" (available in studio store)
    -Thicker sterling silver material for ring shank if not constructing a fully hollow ring (available in studio store)
Students May Bring:
  • -A selection of 20-22g wire to embellish rings (available in studio store)
    -Cabochon stone or other found objects for embellishments if desired (preferred bezel -or we can make your own from the sterling sheet) (available in studio store)
    -Textures for roller printing or stamps for embellishment
    -Bring what you may want to place inside the secret container on your ring