The Nova Labs Jewelry program is expanding with two more classes this month, and a bunch more tools!
After many months of teaching a very popular ring soldering class at Nova Labs, an intermediate ring making class is finally on the books! Take your ring making skills to the next level with the new Spinner Ring class, coming up August 18th. Spinner Rings are a great opportunity to work with interesting textures, learn more about forming, and practice your soldering skills. So, if you enjoyed the first ring class, you're definitely going to want to check this one out.
For even more fun with Spinner Rings, and silversmithing in general, join us for a Surface Texturing class on August 15th. In the Surface Texturing class, everyone will etch their own square of copper while we go through demos on the rolling mill, under the flame, using the flex shaft, and show off a few interesting ways to texture with a hammer. The etched copper square you take home will be perfect for the Spinner Ring class, or great for making earrings or a necklace.
No matter what kind of jewelry you're making, advanced surface textures allow you a lot more options to build your own style. Plus, texturing brings a whole new dimension to coloring techniques, especially enamel, which is another class we're working towards offering in the near future.