All Things Rings

Course Description

About this course

Rings, rings, rings! In this intensive 3-day workshop, students will learn to fabricate numerous styles of rings, including a band ring with a set cabochon stone, a tube-set faceted gemstone ring, a 3-band intertwined Russian wedding band, and a spinner ring *time permitting!  Wendy will teach students to saw, file, use a torch to anneal and solder, hammer, form, polish, and many more fundamental and transferable metalsmithing skills that will result in some beautiful rings and important jewelry making take-a-ways!

Meet the Instructor

Wendy Jo New

"Growing up, I always was mesmerized by sparkling gemstones and metals and I often incorporate something illuminating into my designs. Whether or not I intricately plan a jewelry piece in advance of producing it or just spontaneously fabricate one as I go along, the result is inevitably something that is unique with a contemporary flair that complements, rather than overwhelms, a wearer. When designing jewelry or other metal work, I always think about whether I would wear it, use it, and/or display it. Anyone who knows me sees a reflection of me in what I design.

I produce fine contemporary jewelry and other metal designs primarily in the precious metals of gold, silver, palladium, and platinum. These are often further defined with the addition of texturing, gemstones and other unique lapidary, or resin inlay. I also manufacture photo-etched metal jewelry and etched cover plates that are attached to journals or are framed--wedding invitations, bar and bat mitzvah invitations, baby announcements, and the like. 

In addition to participating in art shows, sales, and doing commission work, I love providing instruction in jewelry design and metal fabrication.  My work can be seen and purchased at galleries and stores, as well as in my own online store.  Designing and fabricating engagement and wedding bands and other jewelry, often with people's stones, is particularly meaningful to me."

-Wendy Jo

Materials & Tools 

There is a $60 materials fee for this course which is payable upon registration. The materials kit includes two sizes of sterling silver sheet metal, two sizes of sterling silver round wire, sterling silver heavy wall tubing, 4mm CZs, 4mm setting bur, saw blades, fine silver bezel wire, cabochon stone, sandpaper, brass sheet, and multiple rotary accessories. 

Students should bring 
  • fine point Sharpie marker
  • personal mask - required at all time
  • pen / pencil / paper - for notes or sketching

Tuition

$525.00

Materials Cost

$60.00

Instructor

Wendy Jo New

Dates

March 4 -6, 2022

Time

10:00 AM -5:00 PM

Length

3 days

Level 
All Levels
Location 
Metalwerx
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