Stacking Rings Jewelry Class December 10 in Louisville CO
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Stacking Rings

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Learn how to work with three different types of wire and add geometric elements to create one-of-a-kind sterling silver stacking rings!  

At the end of class students will have at least 5 stacking rings (more if time permits) made from sterling silver square wire, half-round wire, and round wire with a geometric element.  The other two stacking rings will be made from 14K gold filled round wire and 14K gold filled beaded wire.

We will cover:

  • Ring sizing
  • Soldering different types of wire
  • Learning how to work with 14K gold filled wire
  • Sweat soldering onto a ring
  • Hammer texturing and stamping
  • Filing and sanding
  • Patina options
  • Polishing and finish work

Class Duration: 6 hours with a 30 minute break for lunch

Prerequisite: students must know how to safely use a torch and know how to solder.

Last day to cancel for a full refund is December 3, 2022.  Please review our FAQ page for directions and dress code.  By registering for the class you agree to our policies and dress code. 

Tools and Materials

Tools needed: You will need to bring your own KN95 or N95 mask to use while polishing.  If you do not have one, we have them for sale for $5 (limit 1 per person).

Materials kit: $40 (silver, solder, gold filled wire, flux, saw blades, and use of all tools and equipment)

About the instructor, Kenzie Nelson

Kenzie Nelson headshotKenzie has been enveloped by art and art making her entire life and loves nothing more than connecting with others through the act of creating. After taking an introduction to metalsmithing class in her first year of college, she became infatuated with the medium. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Colorado State University and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a concentration in metalsmithing and jewelry making. She loves sharing her passion with others and has teaching experience ranging from K-12 art, museum education classes, as well as collegiate level metalsmithing courses.

Her work has been exhibited throughout the U.S. in curated and juried exhibitions, most recently in The Feminist Art Museum’s Protest and Protect and the Greater Denton Arts Council’s Materials: Hard and Soft.