Upcoming Jewelry Classes
Instructor: Alan Revere
However, rather than buying rings from a commercial jeweler, take a weekend before or after Valentines Day, to create rings that are as unique as your relationship. Recycling old gold from your undesired jewelry, we will fashion it into new rings with a new purpose – the celebration of your love. No experience is necessary.
Over the course of the weekend, we will explore the history and meaning of wedding rings. You will learn how to selectively recycle your scrap gold. Then you and your partner will melt and pour your gold together into molds using the ancient process of sand casting. During finishing, you and your partner will hammer your intentions for the relationship into the rings. After polishing, your rings will be ready to wear for a lifetime. On the final day we will celebrate our love as each couple exchanges rings at a sacred location overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
If you have any old gold (old jewelry, dental gold, coins, nuggets, etc.) bring it to mix with new gold for your rings. If possible, bring items to melt that have meaning for you. Most people choose to make rings in 18-karat gold because of the rich color and feel. Additional gold will be available to purchase. Finished 18-karat gold rings typically weigh 6 to 9 grams.
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TUITION & FEES
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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Instructor materials fee: $50
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