This workshop will be held on the Zoom platform. We will send you a Zoom for Beginners information sheet when you register.
Students should have access to a computer/device with a camera and microphone and good internet service.
We will be hosting a Virtual Festival Kick-Off Party where you are welcome to learn the platform and meet other participants.
Amanda will demonstrate how to use small gemstones and heavy gauge sterling silver wire to create a set of 3 rings with one bezel set gemstone on the center band. She’ll use real gemstones, but “alternate” stones for some months. January/Garnet; February/Amethyst; March/Aquamarine; April/White Topaz; May/Chrysoprase; June/Moonstone; July/ Carnelian; August/Peridot; September/Lapis; October/Jasper; November/ Citrine; December/Turquoise
This workshop will be presented as a demonstration, however, those who wish to make rings are encouraged to work along with Amanda.
16g Sterling Silver Round wire
4mm sterling silver bezel cups
Hard Silver Solder
Medium Silver Solder
Torch (butane would work for this project, but I’ll be using propane)
Cabochon of whatever stone(s) you’d like- I prefer rose cut cabochons as they add some sparkle!
Super fine grit sand paper