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!

Meet the Instructor

Allison Keast

Allie is a Santa Clarita, CA native. During her younger years, she and her family rooted in a quaint town outside of Boston, MA. Allie later went on to attend Massachusetts College of Art & Design, where she graduated with a BFA in Jewelry & Metalsmithing.

Started in January 2020, Allie Keast Jewelry emerged as a creative means to capture and transform the many beautiful elements that surround and influence us. Inspired by her love of collecting ephemera; jewelry making has facilitated her desire to give these findings a new life.

Each piece is thoughtfully designed and meticulously crafted to last, using hand sourced and recycled materials from all over, but predominantly from the Northern East Coast.
 
Allie's work has been featured in Milano Jewelry Drops, MassArt and the Fuller Craft Museum. You can catch her at various Artisan Markets selling her work throughout New England.

When Allie isn't in her studio, you can find her scurrying the New England sea shores for lost shells and stones, or lounging with her best bud and ANK mascot, Rusty the bearded dragon. 

Visit www.alliekeastjewelry.com to view Allie's work. 

Materials & Tools 

There is a $65 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 class objectives.

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

$150.00

Materials Cost

$65.00

Instructor

Allison Keast

Date

February 13, 2022

Time

10:00 AM -5:00 PM

Length

1 day

Level 
All Levels
Beginner
Location 
Metalwerx
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