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Argentium Ring (online)

Saturdays, April 3, 2021 - April 10, 2021, 2:30PM - 5:30PM PT (Pacific Time)

Cost: $165.00

Make a ring with a beautiful framed design with Argentium -- the sterling silver alloy that resists tarnish and firescale.

Fuse it, solder it -- it's even easier to work with than regular sterling silver and it's less work to polish.

Learn the dos and don’ts of how to work with Argentium. How to size and make a ring, soldering, fusing, and some polishing will all be practiced during this online Zoom class.

It’s not just a recording. You can ask questions live with your instructor. With our Zoom class format, students can talk with the instructor and get help.

Techniques taught:

• About Argentium sterling
• Fusing
• Soldering
• Making a ring

A kit of materials is included with this class. Registered students receive a class kit by mail, shipped to the address used for registration. Please be sure to contact us at the time of registration with any updates re: where you want your kit shipped. 

A handout is included with the class. A pdf of the handout is sent to students before the first day of class.  

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

About Our Interactive Online Classes
This class is online and 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). 

Each class is also recorded and available for students to watch later, to review instructions or in case you missed a class. 

Students work at home or in their studio. All of our recommended tools and the kit materials are chosen to be home studio friendly. 

Tools for this Class

This is a list of tools you’ll need to practice the techniques shown in class. 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.

Self pickling flux (Aquiflux, Batterns, or similar)
Flux bottle with needle spout
Chain nose pliers
Round nose pliers

A computer, tablet or smartphone with the free Zoom app to join the class

In addition to these tools, the students will need the basic fabrication tools (soldering set up, saw,  files, etc) from the Jewelry 1 - Basics workshop.

Class policies for refunds, transfers and cancelations.




Basic jewelry fabrication skills for precious metals, like successful completion of a basic jewelry fabrication class, like  Basic Jewelry 1 (in-person workshop) or Jewelry 1 - Basics (online). These skills include sawing, filing, soldering and finishing precious metals. 

Location: Silvera Jewelry School, Berkeley, CA

Instructor: Joe Silvera

Upcoming Schedule

No upcoming occurences at this time.

Argentium Ring (online)

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