Hollow Ring Construction

Course Description

About this course

In this class students will learn to make a ring that looks quite substantial but contains less weight than a solid ring. Students will assemble their rings through a series of steps including creating the design layout of the ring, piercing, cutting, sawing, texturing the side panels, fabricating the inner and outer 'bands' of the ring, soldering all the components together, and 'finishing' (filing, sanding, polishing) the ring. The end result will be a wearable 3-D hollow structure!

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 silver, argentium, gold, and/or palladium. These are often further defined with the addition of texturing, gemstones and other unique lapidary, or resin inlay. I also manufacture photo-etched metal cover plates which may be attached to journals or framed. Larger etchings are used in buildings as entry door logos, addresses, 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."


Materials & Tools 

There is a $30 materials fee for this workshop that is payable upon registration. The materials kit includes sterling silver sheet and bezel wire as well as tools necessary to complete the project. 

Students should bring 
  • Fine point Sharpie
  • Notebook and writing utensil
  • Materials of choice for texturing such as string, fabric, lace, sandpaper, etc.




Materials Cost



Wendy Jo New


February 23, 2018


10:00 AM -5:00 PM


1 day

Basic and above
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