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Metals 2: Stone Statement Ring - Weekday Daytime Session June 20 & 27

Metals 2: Stone Statement Ring - Weekday Daytime Session June 20 & 27

Regular price $175.00 USD
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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

Details:

  • 8 contact hours (4 hours for each day), ages 14+ at the Silver Peak Studio Classroom located at 100.5 E. Cleveland St. Lafayette 80026
  • Two Thursdays, June 20 & 27 from 10:00-2:00. You must be able to attend both sessions and no makeups will be given.
  • # students: 3 minimum, 6 maximum
  • Materials kit fee is dependent on amount of silver used and will be weighed at $2/gram.  You can bring your own ring band or buy one for $20.  You may also bring your own cabochon and we will have ones for sale. Materials fee will be due by the end of class via cash, check, or Venmo.
  • Each student will work at their own dedicated jeweler's bench. 
  • Prerequisite: Intro to Metalsmithing, Level 1 Metalsmithing, Metals 1, or equivalent 

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

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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