Where Etching Meets Metalsmithing-BOHO silver ring
Learn to etch silver, and combine it with a little metalsmithing to create a statement Boho style ring. Customize your design while you learn about etching sterling silver safely. Once your silver is etched, we will make and solder a custom fit ring with a bezel setting for an accent bead. Adding a bead instead of a cabochon is more cost effective with the same sparkle and flair, resulting in a rustic, fun look. Instructor will provide a variety of designs for etching. Techniques covered will also include basic metal forming skills, shaping, hammering, soldering, simple bezel making, surface finishing and setting a bead. Students will leave with one ring ready to wear! This class is limited to eight students. Tools will be available for use.
Saturday, February 9 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Basic soldering skills are helpful for this class. (ages 16 and up).
Class Fee: $110 Materials Fee: $40 payable to the instructor Instructor: Kim O’Neill