Six Week Argentium Immersion Course 2018 with Ronda Coryell

Monday - Friday, March 26 - May 4, 10-6p

Led by Ronda Coryell, the most highly regarded and recognized Argentium instructor in the world, these courses were designed to take you from basic fabrication skills all the way to hollow forms, stone setting, granulation, bezels and shanks, enameling, working in gold and more. At the end of this full 6-week immersion series, students will have all the core skills they need to work in this cutting edge alloy that is taking over as the leading new sterling alloy in the industry. This non-tarnish, fuseable metal is like a dream come true for jewelers.




From absolute beginners to experienced jewelry makers, ANY level student can take these courses. While we encourage everyone to take the full 6 week Immersion Series, it's not always possible. Please keep in mind, this series involves foundational learning, so each week builds on the previous week's lessons. If you'd like to enroll in only certain weeks, please call the studio to discuss your best options. The last 3 weeks of this series require enrollment in at least 2 out 3 of the first 3 weeks.

The full 6-week immersion will prepare you for the Argentium Instructor certification and give you a complete overview of this material and the skills you need to create amazing work! Enroll now to save your bench as the classes are limited to 14 students. View the video below, shot during our last 6 week series, to hear directly from Ronda what these courses offer. 

Get a strong foundation of skills that can be applied to all precious metals used in the craft  including gold, silver, platinum and Argentium.  

Techniques and projects covered in the six weeks:

  • Intricate pierced work and sawing 
  • Ring making
  • Granulation + Texturing
  • Surface Embellishments
  • Finishing work
  • Working in gold (18k or 22k)
  • Torch fire enameling
  • Custom mechanisms, ear wires and posts
  • Fusing and soldering
  • Flush mounting stones
  • Fabricating and setting bezels for a variety of stone shapes
  • Jump rings 
  • Filigree and open wire work  
  • Custom clasps and chain making 
  • Sizing ring shanks 
  • Hollow beads 
  • Hollow rings
  • Composition, layout and design

Argentium Courses:

Week 1 - Rings and Bands in Argentium

Week 2 - Sawing and Flush Setting

Week 3 - Earrings, Mechanisms and Granulation

Week 4 - Simple Clasps and Chain

Week 5 - Bezels and Shanks

Week 6 - Hollow Forms

View these videos to learn more about this metal!

 What is Argentium?

 Argentium Volume 1 

 Argentium Volume 2  

The Argentium Instructor Certification Program is directed to those wanting to become an internationally recognized instructor of Argentium silver. Certification requires quality performance in the areas of fabrication, soldering, fusing, finishing and working with Argentium silver. 


Call 512-799-0731 for payment plans! Early enrollment is encouraged and 25% down is all you need to reserve your spot today!

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 willing to help connect students who may be interested in sharing accommodations. Reach out to owner, Courtney Gray to save your spot in some or all of the 6 week courses. Call 512-799-0731 or email courtney@creativeside,org for more info



Tuition: $6810 - All Materials Included

signup for class

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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