Rings 360º: Forged, Layered, and Set!

Course Description

About this course

In this demo-focused virtual workshop will focus on a few techniques to add elegance and depth to your ring bands. The class will start with a look at forged rings, in which we manipulate the profile of silver wire to give a ring band a unique contour. We will next explore layered bands that consist of a ring band wrapped by a second outer layer to emphasize textural contrast. The instructor will also cover tube setting a faceted stone ­– to add some bling to your ring!

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Please read the Materials & Tools tab! 

Meet the Instructor

Tim Lazure

Timothy Lazure is a Professor in the Metals Design program at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. He received his BFA at Rochester Institute of Technology and his MFA at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. His body of work is diverse in scope - including jewelry, flatware and hollowware, furniture, and sculptural pieces. 

Tim exhibits his jewelry, silversmithing and furniture in national and international exhibitions.  Throughout the years, Tim has taught workshops across the country from Florida to Alaska. He has pieces in the permanent collections of the Mint Museum of Craft and Design in Charlotte, NC, the Gallery of Art and Design in Raleigh, NC, the Enamel Arts Foundation in Los Angeles, CA, and the Racine Art Museum in Racine, WI.

View Tim's work at www.timlazure.com.

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 (in red) to be redirected to a page where you can find 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 strongly encouraged but not required - observers are welcome.

Metal/raw materials: 

Hand tools:

Torch setup:

Other/miscellaneous items: 

  • hard work surface
  • eye protection
  • particulate mask
  • fan / open window or ventilation




Tim Lazure


January 4 -6, 2022


10:00 AM -12:00 PM


2 days

Basic and above

No Class Dates

January 5

Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
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