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Ronda Coryell

Ronda Coryell

Ronda Coryell

Ronda Coryell

Ronda Coryell

Ronda Coryell

Instructor: Ronda Coryell
MAGIC OF ARGENTIUM – 5-Day Intensive
June 25–29, 2018 (Monday–Friday, 9:30am–4:30 pm)
Intermediate level

ONLY ONE SPOT AVAILABLE! To register for this class, please call the Mendocino Art Center Registrar:
707 937-5818, ext. 10 or toll-free 800 653-3328, ext. 10


Students will learn and complete five different projects: Open wirework earrings with mechanism, oval bead, hollow ring with rails, rectangular stone ring, and a box clasp.

RONDA CORYELL is a Jewelers of America Certified Master Bench Jeweler and one of the world’s most well regarded experts on the use of Argentium. Founder of the Northwest Chapter of the Florida Society of Goldsmiths, she now devotes her time to lecturing and teaching worldwide. Ronda has taught and lectured in such places as Bali, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Spain and England. She won First Place in the prestigious Saul Bell Awards and continues to gain recognition in competition and exhibition. Her work is included in several books on contemporary jewelry: 500 Earrings, 500 Bracelets, and The Art and Craft of Jewelry Making. Ronda has nine videos on working with Argentium Silver that are sold worldwide.

Teaching has become as important to me as creating. Through teaching, I am continually challenged by the questions of "why" and "how" regarding things I sometimes take for granted. Encouraging students to experiment beyond the known limits makes it exciting and keeps me continually learning.

I see the use of Argentium as a way for someone’s work to stand out from the crowd. It is truly a metal of the new millennium. Education is the key to Argentium’s acceptance. It is similar to Standard Sterling, but definitely different. Understanding these differences and the characteristics of Argentium and imparting this to my students is my focus.

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Current MAC Members: $540
Non-members: $600 plus a $45 non-member registration fee

There is a registration fee of $45 for each class for non-members. Current Mendocino Art Center members do not pay a registration fee and may take 10% off each class registration. The discount is reflected in the prices above. Not a member yet? You may sign up below.
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Cancellations must be made in writing, either by mail or email. If you notify us at least 21 days prior to the first class meeting, you will receive a refund of tuition less a $45 cancellation fee. No refunds will be made after that date for any reason due to our contractual obligations and material acquisitions. If the Art Center is compelled to cancel a class you will receive a full tuition refund. Memberships are non-refundable as they are considered a donation to the Art Center.

Kit fee: $125 (all metals necessary for projects)

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