April Bower | Dust to Dust: Folded, Fused Dust, Silver & Gold Ring | Thursday, February 3, 2022 | 9 am until 5:30 pm


Fold, texture, fuse & form this Argentium silver ring using silver and 18k gold dust and 14k fused pins. Fuse an 18K rim on a tube setting for a faceted stone. Argentuim is known for its wonderful fusing properties, and gold for  timeless beauty and contrast.


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Instructor: April Bower

Date of Class: 02/03/2022

Time: 9 am until 5:30 pm

Class Fee: $215

Level: intermediate, must be comfortable with a torch & saw

Type: A Project and Technique Workshop

Kit Fee: $165 (payable to instructor at class time)

Kit Fee Includes

1×3 ARSS ring blank 18g

14k  gold wire for pins

1/2-inch  5mm tube bezel

18k ring for tube

5mm white, yellow or black  stone

18k wire and containers for dust.

Kit fee includes consumables ( fuel, solder, flux, patina, binding wire, drills, burs etc) and use of tools and equipment to create a studio for you where there is none at a hotel!

step-by-step printed instructions

Instructor will have the following for use in class:


soldering stations

3rd hands




scratch brush

rolling mill,

polishing lathe,

flex shaft for stone setting or clean up.

drill press, drills

belt sander

burs for setting

setting punches

wax stone dop

binding wire

wedge openers

confirming pliers

cross peen hammers

chasing hammers

rubber & leather mallets

small artist paint brushes

Student Supply List – I will have a few of all needed tools to share for those who absolutely cannot bring required items.

Bench pin and clamp.

small bench block

Jewelers saw and blades 2/0 or close,

side cutters for wire,

coarse 6″ flat file with handle, Flat bastard or #1 cut (* or a coarse file with one flat side that you have)

burnisher, preferably curved tip,

safety glasses

optivisor or magnification

Optional Supply List

so you don’t have to share:

bending pliers

ring mandrel

Metal shears

flex shaft and burs for setting & clean up

personal light and extension cord if necessary

clamp on vise  for the fold/ to hold mandrel

Your usual hand tools: ruler, pliers, etc

Work light and extension cord

Instructor Email Address: AprilBowerJewelry@gmail.com

Instructor Website: AprilBower.com




Many of our students have asked us to help streamline the process of gathering their supplies and tools for classes, and we have come up with a way we think will work for you.

SJ Jewelry Supply in Phoenix is owned and operated by a wonderful family, headed by Mario Morales. His wife, Erika, and son, Steven, round out the staff, and they are excited to help make gathering your supplies easy and stress free. We guarantee they will make life easier for you! No kidding!

Here’s how it will work….

  • Once you have determined what you will need for each class, send an email with your request for products and/or tools to SJ Jewelry Supply
    • Go to our website, open the class description for each of the classes in which you are enrolled, scroll down to the section “Student Supplies,” cut and paste the items you want to purchase into an email to Mario.
    • Here’s their email address mailto:info@sjjewelrysupply.com
  • When they receive your email, they will send you a return email acknowledging receipt of your request
    • In this email, they will instruct you about payment methods 
  • Once your order is filled, they will send you a second email with confirmation stating your order is complete
    • Included in this email, they will give you instructions on how to pick up your orders upon arrival in Tucson

 Sound easy? We think it’s going to help take the stress out of preparing for classes!