Saturday, July 8, 2023
10:00 am - 1:00 pm PDT
Instructor: Jennifer Stenhouse
Zoom link and instructions for joining the call will be emailed 1 day prior to class.
The class supply list is below and contains links to buy the supplies you need.
This class will be recorded, and the recording will be available for students to access through their Little Metal Foxes accounts for a full month after the live class.
Learn how to size your rings appropriately and precisely. Every jewelry maker needs to know how to make a ring. However, resizing temporarily or permanently, larger or smaller accurately can be tricky. What’s the best option for the situation? There are many ways to consider to get the correct.
During this workshop, the focus will be on accurately adjusting the size of the ring for the situation, considering the options, and solder setups. We will demonstrate and discuss solder situations involving various types of connections that can make attaching parts easier for more professional results. We will also discuss where to source findings for temporary solutions.
Other topics to be covered include various challenges with your particular projects.
Demos and discussions include:
- Measuring for the adjustment, smaller or larger
- Cutting for accurate results
- Adding sizing beads
- Adding findings to reduce size
- Soldering for adding and subtracting parts for size
- Soldering with stones already in place
Soldering tools, contraptions and devices Recommended supplies and materials are based on individual needs. We will be discussing the best options for you so you can be an informed consumer. You can practice with what you have, or order later based on today’s lesson. You may want to practice on a few sample bands and rings.
Supply List for Students
The links below will take you to RioGrande.com or other suppliers. To see prices for precious metal items, you need a free Rio Grande account. Registered Little Metal Foxes students can access the Rio for Schools program for significant savings (discounts and flat-rate shipping). This site may contain Amazon and other affiliate links. If you purchase something through the link, at no cost to you, we may receive a small commission on qualifying purchases.