Ring Fabrication

  • Thursday, November 18, 2021
  • Monday, November 22, 2021
  • 2 sessions
  • Thursday, November 18, 2021, 9:00 AM 11:30 AM (PST)
  • Monday, November 22, 2021, 9:00 AM 11:30 AM (PST)
  • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE-AJA111821NA-1
  • 0


  • $100 tuition + $20 materials fee
  • $76 tuition + $20 materials fee

Registration is closed

This two-day class will cover metal fabrication techniques for ring making. Simple stacking rings will be made to use in up-coming stone setting classes. Ring making techniques of sawing, filing, sanding and polishing will be focused on and practiced.

This is a skill building class. Competent independent soldering is required to keep up with the pace of instruction. Each student can make up to 6 rings with heads and tubes for use in stone setting practice

Safety in the Studio 

Please read the Jewelry and Fine Metals Studio safety protocols here. BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here. All participants will be required to wear a mask.

To avoid injury, please follow these guidelines:

  • Wear closed-toe shoes.
  • Tie long hair back.
  • Avoid wearing loose clothing, dangling jewelry, scarves, ties, or any item that could get caught in machinery. 
  • Wear hearing protection when using noisy equipment. 
  • Wear safety glasses and/or a dust mask when using specific equipment.
  • This is an intermediate/advanced class. Established soldering skills are required.
  • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  

Instructor Bio:

Nanz Aalund’s wide ranging career as a jewelry designer, goldsmith, and educator, began with high school shop classes. After serving as a fine jewelry designer and marketing consultant for Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Tiffany & Co., Aalund taught jewelry and metals classes at the University of Washington and at the Art Institute in Seattle. Earning a Masters of Fine Art (MFA/Metals) and a Masters of Education/College and Technical Teaching Curriculum (CTTC). Her work has been exhibited both national and internationally since the 1980’s. She authored the book, “Masters Gold,” published by Lark Books in 2009 and her most recent publication, “A Jeweler’s Guide to Apprenticeship” published in 2017 for MJSA, received a national AM&P Excel Award in 2018.

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