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 start with wire, sheet metal and loose stones and turn them into as many as 6 coordinating rings to wear together or alone. Throughout the day, students will be introduced to basic skills that are essential to metalsmithing, like sawing, soldering, texturing and finishing metal, as well as sizing rings and bezel-setting cabochon stones. Come in with just your two hands and leave with those same hands covered in rings that you made yourself, and a solid foundation of metalsmithing skills!

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 

A materials fee of $50 is payable upon registration. It includes plenty of sterling silver wire, sterling sheet metal, stones and 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
  • Items that provide texture, such as feathers, lace, fabric, etc. NO STEEL! Whatever you use will be destroyed, so no family heirloom lace, please.
  • 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

    $145.00 $137.75
    5% discount until August 9

    Materials Cost

    $50.00

    Instructor

    Alanna Robbins

    Date

    September 8, 2018

    Time

    10:00 AM -5:00 PM

    Length

    1 day

    Level 
    Beginner
    Location 
    Metalwerx
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