Discover the foundations of silversmithing by making your own stackable rings! You will learn how to measure, cut, file, anneal and texture your metal before shaping it into a ring. You will then learn to solder the seam, quench and pickle, and discuss finishing. We will be using ring sizing mandrels, texturing hammers, Dremel tools, learning about jewelers saws and files, and most importantly, learning how to make solder run without melting the whole thing!
Prerequisites: Green Orientation if sign off desired
Sign off: AC_Jewery Soldering Station
Both brass and silver will be available, and you'll go home with your own custom-made rings! Keep them for yourself or they make great gifts.
Small butane torches will be used for soldering.
Tools: small butane torch, firebrick with heat resistant mat, soldering pick, pickle pot, ring mandrel, mallet / hammer, metal file, and jewelry saw.
Safety: Safety glasses are required. Hearing protection - because we are in a shop area with potential sustained loud noise. You may bring your own or use ours.