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    Flora.red powder coat ring with bezel
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    Flora.purple stone and moon ring
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    Flora.powder coat design ring
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    Flora.dapped disc ring
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    Flora.moon ring

Powder Coating Techniques and Tips for Rings

This demo-focused virtual class will be covering various ways of applying powder coat to your ring designs. We will first cover how to prepare a ring to be traditionally powder coated with a powder coating gun and talk about the pros and cons of this application. Then students will learn about ways to sift, dip, and paint with powder. Brie will go over options of powder coating the whole ring versus selective coating of specific components or sections. Students will be introduced to ways of finishing the construction of their rings using rivets, bezel setting, prong setting, and tabs.

This will be a demo focused course with a mix of presentation, lecture, and direct demonstrations live and using pre-recorded content and talking all things powder coated rings and how the use of powder coat can add color, texture, pattern, and illustrations to your finger jewels. Students taking this class should understand the basics of soldering together a ring. Some knowledge of powder coating is suggested but not required.

Meet the instructor

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Brie Flora is a contemporary jeweler and educator currently living in east Tennessee. Brie is a graduate from Massachusetts College of Art and Design with a dual degree in Metalsmithing & Jewelry and Art Education May 2015.  Her wearable jewelry plays with symmetry and consists heavily of line work, negative space, patterns, and color. She pulls elements from nature, fantasy, & fiction to create unique works of wearable art with a minimalist aesthetic balanced with pops of intricate marks and illustrations.



Brie has been featured in over 10 group exhibitions, recently including Touchy Feely at the Baltimore Jewelry Center in Baltimore MD, and HOTDOG! Show Chicago at the Ornament and Object gallery, Chicago IL. She also created and curated the first vol. of “Guidelines – A contemporary jewelry project” that featured works by 15 jewelers and makers including herself. “Guidelines” was on view during Adorned Spaces at the 2019 SNAG Conference in Chicago, and then up for a month-long exhibition at the Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville, TN (for more information go to @guidelines_jewelry on Instagram).








Materials & Tools

The following supplies will be used for course demonstrations and objectives. A suggested item and/or vendor has been provided below for reference. Click the vendor name to be redirected to a page where you can view the item. The quantities needed for each item are listed first. If ordering, please be aware that some items may come in larger quantities than needed for this class. We recommend not opening an item's packaging until the day of the workshop. Student participation during or in-between class sessions is not required - observers are welcome.



Metal/raw materials: 

  • 6"x6" x copper or brass sheet (Rio Grande)

  • 12" x sterling wire of choice for ring band (Rio Grande)

  • 12"-24" x sterling round wire for rivets or stack rings (Rio Grande)

  • bezel wire of choice - optional (Rio Grande

  • wire or sheet of choice for prongs or tabs - optional (Rio Grande or Rio Grande)


Powder coating items: 


Torch setup:


Hand tools:


Other/miscellaneous items: 

  • hard work surface

  • fan and open window - or ventilation system

  • respirator or N95 quality mask

  • safety glasses 

  • pencil, Sharpie, notebook

  • ruler


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