Granulation Ring with Victoria Lansford

Tuesday, September 7, 2021; 9:00AM - 4:00PM PT (Pacific Time)
Thursday, September 9, 2021; 9:00AM - 4:00PM PT (Pacific Time)

Online


Cost: $350


SOLD OUT! See below for other workshop dates.

Join Victoria Lansford for this intensive, online workshop and learn to fuse sterling silver and 18K gold granules and wire in the manner of the ancient Etruscans, Egyptians, and Greeks. This straightforward method provides immediate gratification with very little clean up! Create traditional or contemporary patterns, while fabricating a pyramid and 2 rings.

The technique for wire appliqué and granules on sheet, as well as the ability to fuse metal before forming or soldering, provides endless opportunity for stylization and individual design. Victoria will present a number ways to achieve different patterns for a variety of types of jewelry. 

You will have live interactive coaching to help you master fusing (camera or second device required) and have real-time help and answers while you practice, plus a day in between to work on the projects. 

 

Techniques covered include:

  • Making granules
  • Preparation of metal for granulation
  • Wire granulation
  • Applying the granules in traditional and contemporary patterns
  • Fusing in both sterling and 18k
  • Fabricating and forming granulated metal
  • Granulation pyramids 
  • Finishing and clean-up

 

This course is available as a live online class. Each day has a 2.5 hour morning and afternoon session with a 2 hour break in between, for a total of 10 hours of instruction time.

 

A kit of materials is included with this class and will be mailed to you.

 

Read what students have to say about our online classes on the testimonials page.

 

Tools Required for Online Students
This is a list of tools online students need to practice the techniques shown in class. (in-person students have tools to use at school)


A list of tools with links to recommended suppliers for the best prices will be sent to you after registration. If you have questions about the tool list, please contact us.

  • Flat nose pliers
  • Round nose pliers
  • Fine chain nose pliers
  • Delrin flat nose pliers
  • Curved Forming Pliers
  • Deep Bend Forming Pliers
  • Oblique end cutters, flush cutters, or similar snips
  • Ring Mandrel
  • Handy flux and brush
  • Torch- acetylene/air, dual fuel, propane/air, large butane
  • Compressed (hard) charcoal block (must be "compressed" type)
  • Soldering Tweezers
  • Soldering Pick
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Bench pin
  • Saw frame
  • 2/0 saw blades
  • Flat or Half Round needle file
  • Scriber
  • Rawhide mallet or urethane mallet
  • Flex shaft, micromotor, or Dremel
  • Calipers or dividers
  • Metal ruler with metric measurements
  • Bezel/Prong pusher
  • Agate burnisher
  • Steel bench block
  • Joyce Chen or other sharp shears
  • Small dapping punch 3-6 mm or Eastern repousse planishing tool
  • Dental floss
  • Green scotchbrite pad
  • 1 small cabochon 5-7 mm round or oval
  • Fine silver or 22k bezel wire to fit your stone

A computer, phone or tablet to use the free Zoom app for class

 

Prerequisites:

Basic bench skills including soldering.

Instructor:

Victoria Lansford (Guest)

If a class is online, or is a combination online and in-person session, all students receive a link to a recording of the class demonstrations. In-person only workshops are not recorded.

If a kit is included with the class, online students will have them mailed to them. Kits for in-person students are delivered at the beginning of the first class. More information about the kit is included with the supplies list which is emailed after registration.

International students may be charged an additional amount for shipping, because of the increased cost to ship abroad. Also, shipments to other countries may incur a tariff payable by the student. International students are welcome to contact us re: these costs and options for their materials. Please be sure that the address with your payment is the correct one for shipping.

If this class is offered online, it uses the Zoom app/website. Through Zoom, you’ll be able to see demos and follow instructions, ask questions and interact with your instructor. Zoom is easy to use and free for students to use for class, and works on most devices, like phones (iPhone, Android, etc), tablets (iPads, etc), and computers (Mac or PC).

Your instructor is also available during free Zoom office hours for questions and help.

Online students work at home or in their studio. All of our recommended tools and the kit materials are chosen to be home studio friendly. Links to preferred vendors are provided in the supplies list sent after registration.

For the health and safety our staff and students, students are required to show proof of vaccination and to wear masks when attending classes at our school. If you can’t meet these requirements, we invite you to take the online version of this class instead, if available. Please visit our COVID-19 Updates page for more information.

And now the fine print. Payment in full for class fees is due at the time of registration to reserve your place. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and PayPal. Checks and cash are accepted only if you register at school. If you mail a check, your registration is not processed until it clears and the class may fill during the wait. 

If the workshop is canceled by our school for any reason, all class fees will be refunded, or you can transfer to another class, or you can keep a credit on account with us for future classes or purchases, 

Students can cancel, receive a credit or refund, or transfer to another class up to 21 days before a workshop, whether it is online or in person. No cancellations are accepted after the 21-day deadline, however, we will do what we can to try and sell your place to a qualified student. If we can sell your place, you can receive a refund less a $50 cancellation fee, keep a credit on account with us, or apply your fees towards a transfer to another class. 

If you can’t make it to class, you may send a participant who has the necessary prerequisites in your place. Please call or email us immediately with any changes in the student participant information. If a class includes an online section, your class will be recorded and you can watch later to make up a class you miss. 

Students must be at least 15 years old to attend a class, and students under 18 must have a legal guardian sign our liability waiver form. We have had younger students attend classes, on a case by case basis. If you’re interested in enrolling your child, please call or email us. 

If you sign up for a class and fail to have the required prerequisites as listed in the class description, you are still subject to the 21-day cancellation policy, listed above.

Lodging and meals are not included for in person classes.

If you don't come to class, there are no refunds, credits or transfers.

Upcoming Schedule

No upcoming occurences at this time.