Off Balance Ring - QT Zoom

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Skill Level: Intermediate

Instructor: Kieu Pham Gray

Zoom Session: 1 session, Friday - Sept. 18, 1:30-3:30pm EST

Written instructions will be emailed to each registrant prior to class.

Materials kit: Enough materials for one ring (sterling silver stock, gold filled wire, pearl- choice of color, while supplies last.)

Shipping included.

***Kits will be shipped starting on Sept. 9th.  All orders after Sept. 11th, will be shipped Sept. 17th. 

This class will be conducted via Zoom. Registrants will be emailed an invitation to join the Zoom meeting 3 days before class and will be required to register with Zoom to gain access. Video will be available for 90 days after the first class and will be available on a private channel on YouTube. 

Students are encouraged to work along with me. 

Descriptions: Sometimes being a little “Off Balance” could be a good thing. Create a contemporary ring with a classic pearl. You will dabble in soldering gold-filled stock with sterling silver and solder a peg to keep the pearl in place.  

Tools Needed: 

Flush cutters (ultra preferred)
Flat nose pliers or parallel pliers
Chain nose pliers
Nylon nose pliers

Needle files or Metal Student files
Bench block 
Rawhide mallet
• Steel ring mandrel
• Solder pick (optional)

• Flex shaft, polishing compound, muslin wheel
Chasing hammer (optional)
Solder set up
Silver solder paste
Jewelers' saw & 2/o saw blades, cut lube
• Sharpie, fine tip
Riveting hammer
Center punch (self-tapping preffered)
• Horned anvil (optional but helpful)