"Fused Argentium Ring" Saturday July 31,  2021   9:00am - 2:30pm

"Fused Argentium Ring" Saturday July 31, 2021 9:00am - 2:30pm

$80.00Price

You will create a ring of your design using Argentium Silver to fuse the joints instead of the usual solder. Argentium Silver is a beautiful metal to work with, it’s tarnish resistant, whiter, stronger and so easy to fuse.  The transformation Argentium bonding with Argentium is amazing.  Add a Tube setting and CZ or not !! It's your design so you choose !!

  • "Fused Argentium Ring"

    Instructor:     Sheila A Smith

    Date:              Saturday July 31, 2021

    Time:              9:00am - 2:30pm   

    Skill Level:   All Levels

    Age Limit:   16 and Over

    Maximum Class Size: 4

    Class Fee:  $80.00

    Kit  Fee:  Included in Class Fee

    NOTE:

    Argentium Silver is a fantastic type of sterling silver that contains 1.2% germanium, 6.3% copper and 92.5% silver.  It is highly resistant to fire scale and is seven times more tarnish resistant then sterling. It can be fused easier then sterling silver which means it is often favored by metalsmiths. The main difference between Sterling and Argentium it that Argentium is stronger, whiter, and easier to fuse.

     

    You will Learn:  

    Fuse Argentium to Argentium without melting, design a ring, solder a tube bezel, set a stone, use a torch to fuse, sizing your ring, what gauge wire to use.

    Skills Covered:   

    Design, fusing Argentium silver, torch firing, soldering, annealing, clean metal, how to and when to pickle, sanding, filing, forming, texturing, cutting wire, how to use flux, what gauge wire works best, how to size a ring, how to solder a tube bezel, and then set a stone, finishing techniques.  

     

    Skill Level:  

    No experience necessary,   

     

    Tools Needed:   

    None !  you will use studio tools.

     

    What to Wear:

    Old clothes and closed-toe shoes (we will be using a torch)  Latex gloves, mask, safety glasses  and apron will be provided if needed.

     

    Kit To Include:  

    Everything needed to complete this project

     

    Where:

    SAS by Design Studio                                                                                                6170 Larkwood Ln                                                                                                        Long Beach, MS 39560

    Questions Email:  sasbydesign@aol.com

    Questions Call:   228-864-9138

     

    Please Note:

    One seat per person per class.  Space is limited so please do not bring any guests or children with you to class.

    Classes will start on time.

     

    To Register:  Submit Payment

     

    Cancellation Policy:

    No refunds are provided if you cannot attend your scheduled class.  You may send someone in your place if you let us know to expect them.  We reserve the right to cancel a class at anytime.  If that happens, for any reason, you will receive a full refund.  In case of inclement weather, we will reschedule the class or give a full refund.