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Bezels + Shanks in Argentium 2018 with Ronda Coryell

Monday - Friday, April 23-27, 10-6p

Prerequisite: Fabrication skills required and fusing experience preferred. Please call the studio for details about prerequisites, if needed.  (If this is your first time working with Argentium, you are required to take AT LEAST one of the first 3 week long courses if you want to take any of the last 3 week long courses.)

This is Week Five 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.

 

Bezels and Shanks – Build 4 rings in 5 days! 

 

Join us to discover how to fabricate bezels and three different varieties of ring shanks. Learn how to make a split shank ring with a large oval bezel, a textured ring with a bezel and a granulated ring. Create your own ring patterns based on the ring size you desire and learn layout techniques for fused and granulated decoration. This class will give you confidence and develop your abilities to create bezels to fit onto ring shanks. Upon completion of the projects you will have three stunningly beautiful rings. 

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.  


Skills + Techniques covered:
SAWING 
FUSING AND SOLDERING
FORMING RING SHANKS
SETTING OVAL & ROUND FACETED STONES 
GRANULATION
DESIGNING RING PATTERNS 
SURFACE EMBELLISHMENTS & TEXTURING


Project Details:
Three wire ring w/bezel oval cab
Test ring - bezel on textured shank
Granulated ring - faceted stone
Split shank w/rectangle onyx cab

 
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

We are currently holding spots for students interested in enrolling for the full 6 week series. If you would like to added to a waitlist for this class, please email us at info@creativeside.org

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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