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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