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    Two rings by Paulette Werger with text in the right corner that says "Sponsored by Rio Grande"
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    Werger.Lots of Stone Set Rings
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    Werger.Two Silver and Gold Rings with Blue Stones
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    Werger.Three Multi Color Rings
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    Werger.Enamel Ring

Rings Rings Rings!

Jump into this three day in-person class for a fun exploration of all things ring! Combine fabrication techniques in gold and silver, Argentium fusion, embossing, direct casting, creative use of scrap, and more to create unique one of a kind rings. Add value and color to your jewelry by combining silver and gold. This class combines classical techniques with practical shortcuts for making work efficiently. From elegant to funky, we will look at ways of making rings that are unique to your taste. Daily demonstrations will focus on working with sterling and Argentium in combination with gold, in addition to stones. A plethora of tips and tricks for fabrication, soldering and cleanup, and creative use of gems or found objects will be shared throughout the workshop.

Paulette will have Argentium silver, bezel wire in silver and gold, scrap gold, gems, pearls, and found objects for sale directly to students. Students are invited to bring any gem, pearl, or object that they would like to incorporate into a ring.

This class is sponsored by Rio Grande and full tuition scholarships are available. Apply for a scholarship today!

Meet the instructor

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Paulette Werger is a metalsmith and teacher who works in Lebanon, NH. She sells her work both nationally and internationally and is owner of Metalpeople East, a jewelry and hollow ware studio.  She has taught metalsmithing at the University of WI, Montana State University, and at craft schools throughout the country. She serves as trustee for Society of Arts and Crafts and is a former board member of SNAG.

 

Materials & Tools

There is a $TBD materials fee for this course payable directly to the instructor during class. Paulette will have a variety of Argentium silver, bezel wire in silver and gold, scrap gold, gems, pearls, and found objects for sale directly to students..

Students should bring

Metalwerx and Paulette will have the following supplies for communal use or purchase, but if you have them available, you may want to bring your own:

  • sheet metal and wire you'd like to work with

  • selection of stones or found objects to make rings with

  • jeweler's saw

  • hand files

  • mini-files

  • sandpaper and/or sanding sticks

  • your favorite hammers

  • other favorite tools you may want to use

 

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