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01/13-14 NEW DATES! Filework Rings (2-day workshop)

01/13-14 NEW DATES! Filework Rings (2-day workshop)

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Saturday - Sunday, January 13 - 14, 2024 
(2 days, 2 hours per session) 
2:00 - 4:00 pm PST  

Instructor: Julia Lowther

Bring rich texture to simple heavy band rings. First, you will learn to wrestle thick pieces of metal into smooth pleasing bands, and then learn to embellish them with the endlessly varied possibilities of "filework" - giving movement and dimension to the flat surfaces. Filework is an intriguing technique borrowed from the custom knife world.

Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate - You will need a torch to solder your band rings.

All classes include the video recording, which you will have access to for 30 days after the class. Zoom link and instructions for joining the call will be emailed 1 day (24 hours) prior to class.

The class supply list is below and contains links to buy the supplies you need.

Supply List for Students

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Recommended Materials:

Special tools (to form heavy band rings):

Recommended Needle Files:


Swiss made are excellent. #2 cut is okay, the finer #4 cut is better for file work, and extra-fine #6 cut is ideal for final smoothing - be sure to have at least a barrette file (safe back), a round file, a half-round file, and a triangular (3-square) file in EACH of the cuts you use). I like the Glardon-Vallorbe needle files. has them in all cuts, including the extra fine #6 cut. has them up to #4 cut.


Basic Tools you should have at your bench:

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