Sat, Feb 09 | Ronda's Studio

Argentium™ Basics - February

Prerequisite skill level: basic bench skills Cost: $480 plus tax (kit fees included)
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Argentium™ Basics - February

Time & Location

Feb 09, 2019, 9:00 AM – Feb 10, 2019, 5:00 PM
Ronda's Studio, 4509 Beresford Ln NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120, USA

In this two-day class, explore the technology and techniques required to work with Argentium™ sterling silver. Through expert instruction and close-up demonstrations, students will learn the processes of fusing, fabrication, and granulation, without using solder. Demonstrations are followed by hands-on experience to create and complete three projects in two days. Focuses on rings and earrings for the purposes of teaching the basics of working in Argentium, including working with thick metal, thin metal, and wires on a base sheet.

Skills and Techniques Covered

Fusing and soldering

Forming ring shanks

Granulation

Fabrication

Designing ring patterns

Surface embellishments & texturing

Making earrings

Projects

Stack rings

Earrings

Flat band