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Stacking Rings 101 - April 13

Stacking Rings 101 - April 13

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Learn how to make dainty stacking rings with different kinds of wire as well as with a genuine gemstone!

At the end of class, you will have completed 3 stacking rings:

  • 1 beaded wire ring from sterling silver or 14K gold filled wire
  • 1 twisted wire ring with sterling silver and gold filled wire
  • 1 sterling silver ring with a 5 mm calibrated cabochon stone from our school inventory (lab grown ruby, sapphire, amethyst and more!)

We will cover:

  • Ring sizing
  • Working with sterling silver and gold-filled wire
  • Soldering
  • Forming
  • Sweat soldering
  • Texturing metal
  • Stone setting on a ring
  • Polishing

Class Duration: 8 hours with a 30 minute break for lunch

Prerequisite: Metals 1, Intro to Metalsmithing, or equivalent

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

Tools and Materials

Tools will be provided.

Materials fee for the three rings: $45 (Cash, check, Venmo. Payable at beginning of class)

About the instructor, Samantha Chang

Samantha headshotSamantha Chang is from Buffalo, NY and recently moved to Louisville, CO after spending ten years in Brooklyn. She's a multidisciplinary artist & jeweler who has studied various jewelry processes including beading, wire wrapping, pearl knotting, fabrication, wax carving, and most recently, welding! She taught her first jewelry making class when she was 16 and fell in love with sharing knowledge & techniques. 

Samantha learned jewelry making through classes at local bead stores, lots of trial and error, and has taken metal fabrication classes at the Jewelry Arts Institute in Manhattan. She then was an apprentice for an independent jeweler in Brooklyn. Most recently, she was a bench jeweler at Catbird NYC before moving out to Colorado with her husband. Samantha now has a jewelry line that she sells on Etsy and in art festivals. 

A few of Samantha's favorite this are: painting, drawing, and spending time with her dogs and husband.

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