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Ring Workshop

September 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cdn $45.00 +Kit fee: $7, payable to the instructor the day of the class

Course outline: Have you ever heard of a Metalsmith and thought what in the world is that? Well here’s your chance to take a complete beginner class and live in a day of a craftsman/woman. You will get to work in our fully equipped studio to create your very own ring with expert guidance from Darija Radic. We start off with your choice of metal; silver, copper or brass, then you get to put a personal message on the inside with letter stamps. After this you will go through the transformation of soldering it, cleaning it up with a flexshaft (a different form of a dremel) , polishing it on a professional polishing machine and finally, the most creative part is when you get to use hammers to texture and create your own design.

Skill level: Beginner

Prerequisite: Some hand/eye coordination; you will be using a torch.

Technique: Techniques include using jewellers pliers, a flex shaft, hammering,filing, sawing, soldering, polishing, fine detail

Bring to class: Magnification if required. Be prepared to purchase the metal of your choice (sheet brass, copper, sterling wire, etc.) from BeadFX. Please wait to purchase the metals; your ring size will be determined at the start of class. Long hair must be tied back and no dangling jewellery near the torch.

Of special note: the class patterns and instructions from our classes are for your personal use only. Please respect the intellectual property of our artists/instructors by not sharing, selling, or teaching the patterns you receive from the classes you take.

How to Register and Cancellation Policy: see details below.

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Details

Date:
September 20
Time:
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Cdn $45.00
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Location

BeadFX
BeadFX, 19 Waterman Ave, Unit 2
Toronto, Ontario M4B 1Y2 Canada
Phone:
+1-416-751-1911

Instructor

Darija Radic

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Kit Fee:
$7, payable to the instructor the day of the class
Kit Includes:
Extensive written instructions

How to Register:

  • You may register on-line through the form above, or by phone at (416) 751-1911, or in-person at our store.
  • Payment is required in advance for registration and may be done on-line at the time of registration or in-person at the store.
  • Some classes have associated kit fees, please check class details to see where applicable. Some kit fees are payable to the store, some to the instructor and may be cash only in that case.
  • For some studio classes, those using fire-breathing torches and fast spinny things a waiver must be signed acknowledging you have experience or training in their use, and we will ensure you have training to work safely!
  • Some classes have age requirements. Students MUST be mature and responsible to work safely to be allowed to take some of our lampworking, soldering, fusing, and some metalsmithing classes.

Class Cancellation Policy:

  • If you need to cancel, please let us know 5 days prior to the class. Cancellations made later than that will forfeit the class deposit or fee.
  • We may re-schedule or cancel classes if we do not receive the minimum number of bookings, or in case of bad weather or instructor illness. In this case, you will be notified and the fees will be refunded or issued as store credit.