This one-day onsite workshop is a fun crash course into an everyday wearable - a set of stacking rings!
In Stackable Rings you’ll learn to make a stack of hand-textured sterling silver rings, complete with an array of bezel-set cabochon stones or metal accents. With each demonstrated step, you will be learning fundamental jewelry making skills, making this a great course for beginners as well as those with more experience. We will texture, form, and solder rings, bezel-set stones, and complete rings to a desired finish.
Join us in the studio to make a one-of-a-kind stack of rings!
Meet the instructor
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 $43 materials fee for this course which is payable upon registration. The materials kit includes ample 18g and 14g sterling silver wire, multiple sizes of fine silver bezel cups, 20g sterling silver sheet, multiple sizes of cabochon stones, screw mandrel, and other miscellaneous consumables items needed for workshop objectives.
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.
closed-toe shoes - required in the Metalwerx studio
lunch - Metalwerx has a fridge, toaster oven, and microwave