April Bower | “Way Into the Curve: Synclastic Cuffs” | Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022 | 9 am until 4:30 pm


Learn Synclastic forming using a hammer & swage block.   Have fun experimenting with textures and practice synclastic cuff bracelets in copper & brass then form a cuff in Argentium Silver. How about a pair of wide Argentium Hoop Earrings too.

Many of you have purchased the “April” hammer from me along with the swage block but maybe never got a chance to give it a work out. Here is your chance! Bring your hammer and swage block and we’ll bang out a couple of cuff bracelets.  I’ll share with you a bunch of tricks and tips to be successful making these.  I will have some April hammers for you to share if you don’t have one and some to purchased if you decided you’d like one of your own. Wood swedge blocks too.

April Hammer and Swage block package is specially priced for registered students. Pre-ordering is necessary

$100. Includes tax. Will deliver at class session

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Instructor: April Bower

Date of Class: February 2, 2022

Time: 9 am until 4:30 pm

Class Fee: $185

Level: All – need some hand strength / endurance for hammering

Type: Techniques-Oriented

Kit Fee: $75 (payable to instructor at class time)

Kit Fee Includes

20g Argentium sheet 1”x6”

26g Argentium sheet ¾”x6”

20g Argentium round wire 6”

24 g.  copper or brass for 2  or more  6.5″ bracelets

0000 steel wool & polish pad

Instructor will have the following for use in class

Hammers & rolling mill for texture

Swage blocks and Vises to share

torches & fuel for annealing & soldering

bracelet mandrels & mallets

flex shafts

Polishing lathe & finishing equipment,

scratch brush & patina

Student Supply List

Required tools: ( I will have some to share if you can’t bring)

Your “April” Hammer and wood swedge block

6″ hand file for edges

sanding sticks

Optional Supply List

if you have them and can bring so you don’t have to share:

bench pin & clamp

bench block

favorite texturing hammer

metal shears

work light and extension cord

Optivisor/safety glasses

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!