April Bower | NEW! Stepping Stones Earrings | Saturday, February 3, 2024 | 9:00 am until 4:30 pm


Learn the ins and outs of fusing the new 940 Argentium, fusing wire and granules, rollerprinting texture, while creating a dramatic unique earrings or pendant.

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Instructor:    April Bower

Title of Class: NEW! Stepping Stones Earrings

Date of Class:  Saturday, February 3, 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: $39 * may need adjustment due to metal prices

Kit Includes

24g Argentium Sterling

18g Argentium Round Wire      use some for ball granules

20g Argentium wire for beaded earwires

Container for & granules

#0000 steel wool & pro pad polish square.

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

create a studio where none exists

Tools and equipment needed for project

Rolling mill, , drills, flexshaft,

butane torch/ fuel,   binding wire

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

Sand bag or forming block

Polished planishing hammer or similar   for flattening granules

Yellow liquid 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:

Students Supplies List

bring your personal tool kit with pliers/jewelers saw/blades/ ruler/ side cutters/ shears/ file/ / a newish flat charcoal block to create granules on, dust mask

 Optivisor or magnifier for stone setting.

Polished hammer to flatten granules would be nice.

Optional: if you have and can bring

a newish flat charcoal block to create granules on, Polished hammer to flatten granules would be nice.

Additional Class Comments

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

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!