08/27 - 08/28 Filework Rings (2-day workshop)


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Saturday - Sunday, August 27 - 28, 2022
(2 days, 2 hours per session) 
2:00 - 4:00 pm PDT  

Instructor: Julia Lowther

Beginner/Intermediate Level

This class includes the video recordings, which you will have access to for 30 days after the class (we've got your back if you can't attend the live class in person!).

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.

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.



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 Rio Grande wholesale pricing for significant savings. 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.

Recommended Materials:

Special tools (to form heavy band rings):

Recommended Needle Files:


Swiss-made files 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. OttoFrei.com has them in all cuts, including the extra fine #6 cut. RioGrande.com has them up to #4 cut.


Basic Tools you should have at your bench:

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