April Bower | Red Hot, Red Heat: patina | Sunday, January 29, 2023 | 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm


Experiment with the techniques of  Red Heat Patina on copper. Texture copper shapes and try different  torching procedures and solutions. Info on ways to set these to create jewelry. You can finish up to 3 pair of earrings to wear home or spend more time making samples & perfecting technique.

Qualified assistant, Renee Garver, will be there to facilitate

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Instructor: April Bower

Title of Class: Red Hot, Red Heat: patina

Date of Class: Sunday, January 29, 2023

Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Level: all levels of experience welcome

Type: combination of project and technique. Must be comfortable with a torch.

Kit Fee $36 payable to instructor at class time) * may need adjustment due to metals price change

Kit Includes

2”  copper disc

10  1” circle copper discs

2   .5” copper disc w loop

1 heart shape copper disc

Assorted Copper sheet & wire pieces

3 pair earring findings

Kit fee includes consumables ( fuel, chemicals, flux, patina, etc) and use of tools and equipment to create a studio for you where there is none.

Instructor will have the following for use in class


soldering stations

3rd hands




scratch brush

rolling mill

polishing lathe

3m radial discs,

flex shaft, burs

drill press, drills

belt sander

cross peen hammers

rubber & leather mallets

Student Supply List

small bench block

Sharpie, fine point

Old Needle nose pliers: “burn ‘um up” pliers to hold shapes for heating & quenching, NOT

your good ones!!

sanding stick

safety glasses


Optional Supply List

If you have these so you can work faster or more efficiently, or so you don’t have to share:

Jewelers saw or heavy side cutters

Your usual hand tools: ruler, pliers,  files etc

optivisor or magnification

Work light and extension cord

Additional Class Comments

 I will have a few of all needed tools to share for those who cannot bring required items. Qualified assistant Renee Garver will be there to facilitate.

Instructor Email Address: AprilBowerjewelry@gmail.com

Instructor Website: www.AprilBower.co



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!