Friday, January 6, 2017

In Studio Retreat ~Bohemian Ring Bling Bliss~ 2 Day Workshop with Nancy Powell-Sacco~ July 15th & 16th 2017

Bohemian Ring Bling Bliss”
July 15th & 16th 2017

Sterling Silver Boho Ring Making Workshop
Nancy Powell Sacco

 Feel the Boho vibe as you learn how to create these 2-beautiful unique sterling silver rings with my special guest workshop instructor Nancy Powell Sacco here at my Upstate NY art studio! We will have such a great time learning about working with silver , understanding  some important techniques  and creating some fun freestyle unique Boho rings!


~Workshop Descriptions~

~Bohemian Bling~

Imagine creating this gorgeous silver and gemstone ring to wear! Your creation and design  made to fit your finger perfectly and  by selecting a stone that you will love, this ring is guaranteed to  capture the attention of all who see it!
In this class you will learn how to cut out a backplate to complement the stone of your choice, then hammer or stamp a design on it as you like.  You will learn how to set a stone cabochon of any size or shape in a silver bezel and be shown how to greatly reduce any chance of melting your bezel during the soldering process.  You will be taught how to solder sterling silver using silver solder and a small butane torch, known in cooking circles as a crème brulee torch. You will file and polish your piece so that all of the components look flawlessly joined.  When your ring band and setting have been soldered and tumble polished, you will set your stone securely using special tools that will be provided to you during the class
Materials included in kit - $50
Sterling silver sheet metal
Sterling silver for the ring band
Fine or sterling silver bezel wire
Selection of stone cabochons

Sterling Silver Spinner Ring

Learn how to work with sterling silver sheet metal in your choice of sterling, bronze, copper or brass wire, or patterned sterling silver or gold filled wire for the spinners. Complete written instructions are included.  Your personal selection of spinner types and band texture will assure that your ring will be one of a kind and completely unique to your taste.  Leave with a beautiful sterling silver spinner ring for yourself or to give as a special gift.
You will learn how to form and torch solder (using a small butane torch known in cooking circles as a crème brulee torch) sterling silver sheet metal into a ring that will be custom sized to your finger, how to make the spinners, and learn the secret of how to keep the spinners from falling off the ring band!  After your piece is complete, you will tumble your beautiful custom ring to a glorious shine!  Customize your ring by choosing to make a straight or wavy edge on your band, leave it smoothly pristine, hammer it for a cool faceted look, or choose to decorate it using metal stamps of your choice.  Then select the metal or metals you want for your spinners.  So many choices—so little time!
Materials List – Kit Fee $25( includes)
Sterling silver sheet
Sterling or Gold Filled Patterned wire
Sterling, Copper, Bronze, and/or Brass wire

 ~Please note~
*These Workshops can also be taken individually as a 1 day workshop! Check out website below for details
 *All skill levels welcome!  Must be at least 17 years old.
*Please do not wear loose or flowing clothing in the class, and tie long hair back as we will be using torches and wish to observe good fire safety procedures.
*Supply Fee in descriptions above, payable to instructor ~Nothing to bring!
*Space is limited so please register early !!

***Weekend Boho  Ring Retreat ~$450.00***
(Early Bird Registration cost~$425.00 by Feb 14th)

Saturday workshop is 9am-4pm ( cookout dinner and “s’mores bar” after workshop)
 Sunday workshop~ 9am-4pm .
Gourmet lunch, snacks, drinks provided both days
WildHeart Art Studio
981 County Rd 23 ,Phelps NY 14532

Nancy Sacco 
Nancy’s Fancies Jewelry

Originally from Maryland, Nancy has lived most of her life in Pennsylvania, where she currently resides in Shrewsbury with her husband (and biggest fan), two rescue dogs, and two cats.  She is retired from McCormick & Company (the spice company) and started work in earnest on her real passion of creating jewelry.  Her workshop is in her home, where she also enjoys teaching her craft.

Making jewelry has been a passion of Nancy’s for years, and over time she discovered she especially loved working with sterling and fine silver and beautiful gemstones.

She teaches her craft at art conferences throughout the United States as well as in local art studios.

Nancy is a member of the Central Pennsylvania Bead and Jewelry Society, the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen, the York Town Craft Guild, and a juried member of the Yellow Breeches Craft Guild.

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