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Metals 2: Stone Statement Ring - Weekday Daytime Session April 18 & 25

Metals 2: Stone Statement Ring - Weekday Daytime Session April 18 & 25

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Take your ring designs to a new level by learning how to make statement rings with your favorite cabochons! One of the challenges in stone ring is learning how to create a custom bezel, center the bezel on the ring band, and to securely set the stone.

At the end this 2 week session (4 hours each Thursday), you will have completed a sterling silver ring with a stone of your choice that is centered and securely-set in a custom-made bezel. 

We will cover:

  • Bezel sizing and fitting
  • Bezel soldering
  • Sweat soldering
  • Texturing metal
  • Ring sizing
  • Stone setting on a ring
  • Polish and finish work

Class Duration: 8 hours; 4 hours each session from 10:00-2:00 on Thursday April 18 & 25.  You must be able to attend both sessions and no makeups will be given.

Prerequisite: Intro to Metalsmithing, Level 1 Metalsmithing, Metals 1, or equivalent is required.

Please review our cancellation policy before registering.  By registering for this workshop, you agree to our cancellation policy, dress code, and studio rules.

Tools and Materials

Tools are provided.

For ring band, please bring your own pre-made sterling silver ring band from Metals 1: Intro to Metals or you can purchase one for $20.

Materials fee will depend on the stones selected and the amount of silver used.  A selection of stones will be available for purchase at the beginning of class or you can bring your own oval or round cabochon (flat bottom, no undercut on the sides). 

Sterling silver will be charged at $2/gram. 

Cash, Venmo, or check accepted.

About the instructor, Alec Schweiger

Alec Schweiger bio picAlec has an MFA with an emphasis in Metals and Jewelry from Colorado State University-Fort Collins, and has been teaching metalsmithing at the collegiate level (CSU) since 2019.  He received a work study scholarship to the Penland School of Craft to study under Kim Cridler, as well as learning from Navajo Silversmithing masters Allison and Trent Lee.  

His "why" is described as being an extremely curious person who has always been driven to figure out how things work or how they are made.

Alec has a passion for teaching and is thrilled by the opportunity to share his experiences and skills.

A few of his favorite things are: disc golf, golf, and jamming to vinyl with his wife, Emma, and dog, Micah.

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