Freeform Sterling and Opal Inlay Ring – $90.00
Sunday, April 3, 2022| 9am-3pm
Instructor: Nancy Sacco
Technique: Metalwork/Hot Connections/Crushed Stone Setting
Skills and techniques taught: Soldering. Design. Make fine silver ball embellishments. Make a crushed opal focal “cabochon”
In this class you’ll learn how to measure for a perfectly fitted ring, add sterling silver wire and fine silver ball embellishments to enhance the crushed lab opal gemstone focal piece. You’ll make a freeform wire bezel to encapsulate your choice of a wide variety of crushed opal. Small butane torches will be used to solder all to a sterling silver band. The ring design and choice of stones will make this a truly unique ring for each student to wear proudly! Please arrive early to choose your opal.
Students must tie back long hair, wear closed toe shoes, and avoid wearing loose flowing clothing
You WILL complete this project in class.
Kit: $40.00 – This cost is in addition to the class fee paid directly to the instructor in class
Kit includes: Sterling silver sheet and wire. Fine silver. Crushed lab opal. All tools required plus silver solder, crock pot and pickle, soldering boards, butane torches, bench polisher, bench sander
Supplies Provided by Instructor: All tools required plus silver solder, crock pot and pickle, soldering boards, butane torches, bench polisher,
Skills Required: Willingness to use a small butane torch. Steady hands
Materials You are Required to Bring: