April Bower | NEW! Opposites Attract | Sunday, February 4, 2024 | 9:00 am until 4:30 pm


Playing with the idea of “Opposites” or contrast,  you will create a highly textured side with reticulation of silver and combine that with a highly polished smooth side in a comfortable wearable ring, then add a bit of bling by tube setting a small facetted stone.

Learn to create highly textured reticulation, Depletion Gilding and tube setting.

Learn to create highly textured reticulation.

Only 2 left in stock


Instructor:    April Bower

Title of Class: NEW: Opposites Attract  Deep-V ring

Date of Class:  February 4, 2024

Time: 9:00 am until  4:30 pm

Level: intermediate – Must be able to saw and be comfortable with a torch

Type: combination project/ techniques

Class Fee: $205

Kit Fee: $65 * may need adjustment due to metal prices

enough metal and supplies for two rings

Kit Fee Includes

18g Argentium Sterling  approx. 1.5”x 3”

18g Reticulation silver

Argentium Tubing & Facetted stone to fit

#0000 steel wool & pro pad polish square.

All equipment and expendables to do the project and create a studio where none exists

Tools and equipment needed for project

flexshaft, setting burs, setting punches

pickle, Scratch brushes

fire bricks, ring mandrels, ring sizers Patina

Soldering station with pickle /solder etc

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

polishing tools:

Students Supplies List

bring your personal tool kit with pliers/jewelers saw/blades/ bench pin & clamp./ files & sanding sticks, Optivisor or magnifier for stone setting.

Additional Class Comments

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

Instructor Email Address:

Instructor Email Address: AprilBowerjewelry@gmail.com

Instructor Website: www.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 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 the class, 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 September!

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