In this workshop, you'll make a sterling silver ring through the silversmithing "fabrication" technique. Learn the basics of texturing metal, forming metal with mandrels and hammers, soldering (yes, you'll play with fire!), and decorative finishing and leave with a beautiful handmade ring that will last a lifetime! This is not just some craft project. You will be working on the same tools that I use myself as a professional silversmith and your ring will be professional quality. It's always a fun evening! You'll be floored by what you can create!
I came to Chicago as a professional actor a decade ago, but while here I fell in love with my true passion: metalwork! I took a weekend class over 8 years ago, and I couldn't stop creating. Now, I'm a full-time silversmith with my own custom and handmade jewelry business and a studio and storefront in Chicago's prestigious Old Town neighborhood. I like to say that I'm 70% classroom-taught and 30% self-taught. I want to share my passion with you...who knows, maybe metal work will be your new obsession!
Sterling silver metals Professional silversmithing tools
We'll be at my silversmith studio and storefront space: Redbud Jewelry. It's on Wells St. in the historic and fun Old Town neighborhood of Chicago. The shop is just down the street from the famous Second City Theatre and is surrounded by great restaurants.
最多5人參加，年齡須滿14歲。 Please wear closed-toed shoes. Anyone with long hair should bring a tie to put it up.
You will get plenty of ideas for rings during the class. I also encourage you to look at the photos in this experience as well as guest photos for ideas!
Forge a Silver Ring with a Silversmith