Upon arrival the guest will receive a 3 mm round, faceted ruby or sapphire, 22 karat gold wire and solder needed to complete the project. To facilitate completion within the 4.5 hours the wire will be prepped with stone setting area and initial drill holes. This is an introductory class into the world of goldsmithing. One student maximum. Guest will learn hands-on about soldering, annealing, piercing, pickling, sawing, sanding, polishing, measuring, shaping and be guided through every step.. No experience necessary. The aim is to have fun, enjoy snacks and beverages and take home a piece of jewelry you made yourself. While working, Lois will share details about how gold is formed, how the ancients found it and worked with it, show photo examples of ancient jewelry and delve into the more complex theory of goldsmithing. 22 karat gold is a metal scientist believe was formed during supernova explosions or neutron star collisions. Feel the magic.
I am a master goldsmith and owner of Hampton Gem LLC, living in the fabled Hamptons on the east end of Long Island, New York. My life has always been a creative journey. For twenty five years I ran a successful business making high-end leather handbags and accessories and then segued into working with metal and then exclusively working in 22 karat gold. Since 2001 I have been making jewelry and teaching workshops. My education includes extensive studies at FIT, Jewelry Arts Inc. (formerly Jewelry Arts Institute), learning under the tutelage of my mentor, master goldsmith, the late Louise Parrish and earning a Graduate Gemologist (GG) certification from the prestigious Gemological Institute of America.
The snacks generally served may be any of the following, bagels and butter, crackers with cheese and dip, homemade deviled…
Coffee, black tea, herbal tea and artisan water will be served.
Student will have access to all the tools, instruments and equipment in the studio. If time allows we can look at gemstones…
The workshop/studio is located in the central room of Lois’s home. The glass windows go from floor to ceiling and the room is bright and cheerful. The workshop is surrounded by tranquil nature and wildlife. It is a peaceful, woodsy area, a perfect place to be creative. While visiting take advantage of enjoying the beautiful beaches, shopping and spectacular cuisine the Hamptons has to offer.
最多1人參加，年齡須滿18歲。 Lois occasionally pet sits one dog at a time and there may be a dog visiting. If a guest is uncomfortable the dog can watch from behind a gate during the workshop.
The spot price of one Troy ounce of gold is currently about $1500 and the weight of one ounce is 32 grams. The 22 karat gold wire used to make the ring will weigh about 2 grams and the rubies are 2-3 millimeters in diameter.
Rubies and Raspberries