April Bower | The Water’s Edge Ring | Tuesday, February 1, 2022 | 9 am until 4:30 pm


Learn about Argentium silver and its ability to fuse beautifully, add 18k gold, texturing, and flush setting facetted stones to create an adjustable statement ring.

Combine this workshop with the “Waters Edge” bracelet workshop for the ultimate comprehensive educational package.

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Instructor: April Bower

Dates of Class: Tuesday, February1, 2022

Class Fee: $185

Level: intermediate, must be comfortable with a torch

Type: A Project and Technique Workshop

Kit Fee: $95* (payable to instructor on morning of class)

*may need adjustment due to the fluctuation of metal prices

Kit Fee Includes:

18g Argentium Sterling  approx. 1”x3”

18g Argentium Round Wire   1-foot (you’ll use some for ball granules)

18k gold rectangular wire for gold dust

You will use trimmings from  18g sheet for your silver dust texture

2mm CZ

Containers for dust & granules

#0000 steel wool & pro pad polish square.

Black rubber wheels for sculpting edges

All equipment and expendables to do the project and create a studio where none exists in a hotel setting!


Rolling mill

Drill press


setting burs

tools for stone setting

Fuel/ oxygen torch for melting edges,

Eurotool Handyflame butane torch/ fuel

Vise to hold mandrels for forming

End hook and or large sinusoidal stake for anticlastic forming

Nylon cross peen hammer

Polished planishing hammer or similar for flattening granules

Coarse file & vise grip pliers for creating dust

Ring mandrel or anvil horn for bracelet shaping

Yellow liquid flux or similar; like Rhondas Purple flux

patina: Gosiba,

Soldering station with pickle /solder etc

A few basic studio tools: of saws, side cutters flex shaft, pliers etc.to share

polishing tools:


Bring your personal tool kit with pliers/jewelers saw/blades/ ruler/ side cutters/ shears/ file/Coarse large file for dust.

Polished hammer to flatten granules would be nice.

Clean flat Solderite board (preferred) or newish charcoal block       to fuse on

Additional Class Comments

I will a have a few of all necessary tools to share for those that forget something.

April’s Contact Info

Instructor Email Address: [email protected]

Instructor Website: www.aprilbower.com