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Intro to Jewelry & Small Scale Metal Smithing: Rings

This workshop will introduce the novice jewelry maker to many hand fabrication skills, while making and texturizing their own ring (previous experience is not required). This class will introduce students to creating organic textures on jewelry pieces with hammers and hand tools, in addition to sawing, hammers, forming, filing, soldering and finishing. With practice these skills can be used in making bangle bracelets, bezels for gems, and more. Some students may have enough time to make a bezel and add a semi-precious cabochon stone to their ring. Proper tool handling and green studio practices will be emphasized. Bring your manual dexterity, reading glasses (if needed), notebook and pen. All materials and tools provided. Attending this class will enable you to sign up for studio time in the Ah Haa Jewelry Studio.