We're sorry, but this class is over. The last meeting was Sunday, December 6, 2020.
The Ring as Mechanism
Rings do not have to be round nor static. This workshop is designed to introduce basic ideas of mechanism in jewelry in a nontraditional way. The first day will be the construction of one of my self adjusting rings from a “kit”. Areas to be covered are the clean up and preparing of rough castings, making a stainless-steel wire spring, soldering sterling to stainless, tube rivets and finishing techniques. The Knuckle Adjuster Ring© incorporates a knuckle joint, torsion spring, tube rivets and articulated joints. It will accommodate a size two to a size ten finger.
Day two starts with a simple ring blank of flat, round, square or other shape metal and is a jumping off point for the students to make a ring that shakes, rolls, spins make noise or has some sort of movement.
Beginner. Sawing and basic soldering skills.
Tools: Students bring personal tools. Special tools will be supplied.
Saw frame, size 4/0 or 3/0 blades, 2 ,3 or 5 mm of any of these type of burs /hart, ball, stone setting for counter sinking, 1/16” drill bit, needle files, grit stick,320 wet dry paper, med and easy silver solder, white paste flux, scribe, dial caliper, divider, tube cutter
Materials to bring:
Silver wire to make your ring, silver sheet, tubing and wire, base metals. These are for your project on Sunday.
The Lab fee of $30.00 is included in the tuition price:
$30.00 for the castings, stainless steel wire, hematite, fine drill bits, abrasive wheels, silver sheet and other stuff.
Christopher C. Darway 2020 email@example.com 215-498-4027This is a 2 day workshop, 12/5, 12/6, from 10:00 - 4:00.
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