My studio is located in Tigard, just 15 minutes south of downtown Portland and 15 minutes from several local wineries. Come and learn the basics of silversmithing while making three stacked sterling silver rings with or without semi-precious stones. We will start by choosing your ring size. After sizing, we'll move on to forming, cutting, and filing the bands. Next we'll hard solder the bands closed. Now comes the fun part - you will choose from an assortment of colorful semi-precious stones. We'll hard solder the bezel to the band and then insert your stones. Finally, you will use a burnisher to set your stone and polish your finished rings to complete your project. This experience takes approximately two hours. Enjoy your experience with treats selected from our favorite local eateries. We can adjust the light refreshments served to any dietary preference.
I am the owner of Artisans of Metal and Thread, a teaching jewelry studio in Tigard, Oregon. I have over 40 years experience as a jeweler and I specialize in educating individuals in the fundamentals of goldsmithing and silversmithing so you can independently make the jewelry of your dreams. I've worked on thousands of custom jewelry projects and even made Cyndi Lauper's wedding ring and redesigned a ring for Amy Roloff (star of "Little People, Big World"). My work has been featured in the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Locally sourced. Savory and sweet options. Dietary restrictions welcome.
Sparkling water, hot tea
All materials necessary. All tools, raw metal, bezels, semi-precious stones (3) provided.
We will conduct your ring class in our bright Tigard studio. Just outside our door is a courtyard with bench seating under trees.
Experiences available for scheduling Tuesdays and Thursdays between 2pm and 4pm or Saturday evenings between the hours of 6pm and 8pm.