Stackable Rings

Course Description

About this course

This one-day workshop shows students of any skill level how to make a series of silver, stackable rings. Participants will receive wire, sheet metal, bezels, and loose stones to turn into as many as six coordinating rings to wear together or alone. As the workshop progresses, students will be introduced to fundamental skills that are essential to metalsmithing, like sawing, soldering, texturing, and putting a final finishing on each piece. Sizing rings and bezel-setting cabochon stones will also be covered. Come in with just your two hands but leave with solid foundation of metalsmithing skills and a hand full of rings!

This class is open to students of all levels. 

Meet the Instructor

Alanna Robbins

A Massachusetts native, Alanna is dedicated to educating the public about the history of the Decorative Arts.  As an artist and metalsmith herself, she enjoys sharing the technical aspects of her craft with the community with hopes of perpetuating an appreciating for hand-made objects in age of the machine made.   Her performative body adornments specialize in fabricating with non-ferrous metals.

Alanna received a BFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, graduating with Honors.  She currently teaches classes at Metalwerx and MassArt.  She also works at Metalwerx as their Marketing and Special Events Coordinator, is the Lead Gallery Educator for Family Programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and an Artist Assistant for Venetia Dale.

Materials & Tools 

There is a $55 materials fee for this workshop payable upon registration. It includes sterling silver wire, sterling sheet metal, stones and other materials for bezel setting, polishing supplies, saw blades, and other miscellaneous supplies for this project.

Students should bring 
  • Pencil, sketchbook
  • Ultra fine-point Sharpie permanent marker
  • Safety glasses or reading glasses for working up close. Metalwerx has some available to use, but please bring a pair if you prefer your own.
  • If students already have metalworking experience and want to bring their favorite hand tools, they are welcome to. It is not necessary for students to bring tools. Metalwerx has plenty available for use at class.

    Tuition

    $155.00 $147.25
    5% discount until April 29

    Materials Cost

    $55.00

    Instructor

    Alanna Robbins

    Date

    May 29, 2020

    Time

    10:00 AM -5:00 PM

    Length

    1 day

    Level 
    Beginner
    Location 
    Metalwerx
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