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Earrings, Mechanisms & Granulation in Argentium 2018 with Ronda Coryell

Monday - Friday, April 9-13, 10-6pm

 

Prerequisite: Fabrication skills required and fusing experience preferred. Please call the studio for details about prerequisites, if needed. (You are welcome to sign up for this class online if you are AT LEAST taking Week 1 - Rings and Bands in Argentium.)

This is Week Three of a 6 week series. 

Coming from out of town? Enrollment for the 6 week Argentium Series and the chance to learn "mad bench skills" with Ronda Coryell is open now and benches are filling fast. Creative Side is connecting people who want to share space and transportation during this time to cut down on expenses for students. Reach out to owner, Courtney Gray to save your spot in some or all of the 6 week courses and get on the list to be connected with other visiting students. Call 512-799-0731 or email courtney@creativeside.org for more info.

 


Earrings, Mechanisms and Granulation: Create 5 pairs of earrings in 5 days!

Master Goldsmiths and Certified Argentium Silver instructor, Ronda Coryell will introduce you to basic jewelry making skills. Argentium silver is certified to be Responsible Silver: Never from a mine, always from recycling.

Making four pairs of earrings, you will learn to fuse jump-rings and bezels, slump sheet over fused wires, set cabochon stones on granulated earrings, make filigree wire for filigree earrings with open wire-work, make mechanisms and twisted wire earrings with posts.  On Friday, you receive a one on one review with the instructor for tips and tricks on finishing details.

The final day of class includes a one on one review with the instructor to show how to finish to a level of excellence. Often the seemingly minute but fine details can take a piece from "good" to “show quality”. You may bring 18k gold or higher karat to add to rings. All levels welcome! No Prerequisite. All projects are made with Argentium Silver.

Skills + Techniques Covered:
SAWING 
FUSING
MAKING JUMP RINGS 
BEZELS
FILIGREE
SETTING CABOCHONS 
CREATING MATCHED PAIRS 
OPEN WIRE WORK
MECHANISMS 
EAR POSTS
FINISHING TECHNIQUES

 

Project Details:
Slumped leaf shap Shepherds hook
Twisted square wire hoop w/post 
Earrings - granulated & fused w/thin bezel
Earring mechanisms
Open wire work, fused filigree

 
Capstone class: Gold on Argentium 2017 is now being offered the last weekend of the series.  Grab your spot in this 
thrilling curriculum to complete your Argentium experience.
 
 

***As a natural follow-up to this series, take Cloisonné Enameling with Ricky Frank, to learn cloisonné on Argentium*

 

Payment plans available upon request. 25% of tuition required to reserve a bench.

 

Tuition: $990 + $145 Kit Fee

Contact us to figure out which weeks are right for you!

Reserve your spot today in one of our many inspiring workshops or classes by calling the Creative Side | Jewelry Academy of Austin 512-799-0731 or feel free to email us with any questions at info@creativeside.org.

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