Working with Argentium with Artist Ronda Coryell (Online)

  • Friday, June 11, 2021
  • Sunday, June 13, 2021
  • 3 sessions
  • Friday, June 11, 2021, 9:00 AM 5:00 PM (PDT)
  • Saturday, June 12, 2021, 9:00 AM 5:00 PM (PDT)
  • Sunday, June 13, 2021, 9:00 AM 5:00 PM (PDT)
  • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code JE061121RC
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Registration

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    Registration closes on Wednesday, June 2nd at 9:00am to allow registrants enough time to obtain the supplies they will need to participate.

Registration is closed

**This workshop will be conducted via live streaming with Zoom.**

This is an intermediate class. Attendees should have their own soldering stations at home.

Master Craftswoman Ronda Coryell will guide students with tricks and tips for the Argentium Silver project. Each project has been selected to build skills in working with Argentium: a 3-Band ring, a toggle clasp bracelet, and a decorated band with a bezel set stone.

 Sessions:

  1. Friday, June 11Make a 3 Band Stacking Ring 
    9am - 11:30am - Ronda starts us out on our day with a demo of the first project, a 3-band stacking ring. From 11:30 - 3:30 students work independently with recorded demo available for reference. 3:30 - 5:00 Daily wrap-up and screen share. Student show and tell - if students have video-ed themselves (or can livestream their soldering station) for screen share, or have questions from practice sessions this is the time to share with the class.

  2. Saturday, June 12: Make a Toggle Clasp 
    9am - 11:30am - Show and Tell for the 3-Band stacking ring. Q & A. Ronda sets out the next project of a Toggle clasp with fused granules. Students will be able to use the chain they made in pre-class practice to complete this project. 11:30 - 3:30 students work independently with recorded demo available for reference. 3:30 - 5:00 Daily wrap-up and screen share.


  3. Sunday, June 13: Decorated Band with Bezel Set Stone 
    9am - 11:30am - Show and Tell, Video and photo share by students. Q & A. Ronda sets out the next project of a Decorated Band with Bezel set stone: 11:30 - 3:30 students work independently with recorded demo available for reference. 3:30 - 5:00 Daily wrap-up and Final class screen share.


Additional Important Details:

  • You may also like to participate in: Thursday, June 10 - Meet and Greet Master Craftswoman, Ronda Coryell  4:00-5:30 PM. You must register separately for this event.
  • Registration for this class will close on Wednesday, June 2nd at 9:00 am to ensure you have time to order the supplies you will need to participate.
    Supplies:

    Round Wire:

    • 1-Foot of 12-gauge
    • 4-Feet of 14-gauge
    • 4-Feet of 20-gauge

    Sheet Stock:

    • 1-inch X 6-inches 16-gauge
    • 1-inch X 6-inches 26- gauge

    Argentium Solder:

    • One piece of 1-inch X 2-inch Medium solder

      Additional supplies
    • Purple Flux or My-t-Flux
    • Compressed Charcoal block
  • For local students: Open studios to work on your project at BARN during the break (11:45am to 3:00pm) are available for a max of 4 students. You must register for a spot by clicking here.
  • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
  • A Zoom link to join this online event will be sent to the email you registered with one day prior to each session. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN.
  • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
  • If you have questions about this class, please email Nanz Aulund at nanza@bainbridgebarn.org

Instructor Bio:

Ronda Coryell, a certified Master Bench Jeweler and Master Goldsmith, is one of the world’s leading authorities on jewelry making with Argentium silver. She has won multiple design awards for her jewelry designs and traveled the world teaching jewelry skills.

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