The Big Ring

  • $360.00
    Unit price per 

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The Big Ring
Instructor: Juan Reyes
March 4 & 5, Saturday & Sunday, 10am-4pm
Class Fee: $360 | Basic materials included

Class format: in studio at Danaca Design

Prerequisites:  Basic metal working and soldering skills required.

Class Description

Make a statement! with a hollow constructed ring. Hollow rings have been around since antiquity however, the techniques used to make them can lend themselves to creating a very modern and stylish ring. Not only that hollow rings can be bigger than solid ones because the construction process allows you to work with much thinner metal making them strong but remarkably lightweight. This means you can save money on metal and still get a bold, tough ring! In this weekend workshop students will learn simple tricks to design, construct and finish a totally unique hollow ring. You will walk away with not only a great ring but also a better understanding of jewelry fabrication in general. If you are looking for skill building projects and like big rings, this is the class for you! Intermediate level. Beginning Series or equivalent recommended.

Students MUST Bring:

  • #2/0 - #4/0 saw blades (available in studio store)
  • Silver solder/hard, medium and easy (available in studio store)
  • 22ga sterling, at least a 2"x 3" piece (available in studio store)

Students MAY Bring:

  • Anything else they might want to incorporate into the ring like a stone and some bezel wire. (bezel and cabochons available in studio store)
  • Additional metal

Instructor Bio:

Juan Reyes began studying silver smithing in 1995 at North Seattle Community College and since then has developed extensive expertise in a wide range of techniques including lapidary and goldsmithing. He is generous with his knowledge, patient beyond measure and well loved for his helpful, non-judging nature. Juan brings warmth and creativity to every class he teaches.

Tools are available to purchase through Danaca Design Studio with 15% student discount code. Shop tools HERE. If you don’t see what you need please email us,

Review our class cancellation policy HERE.

All students must fill out and electronically submit the Danaca Design COVID-19 Studio Safety Protocol and Waiver form before attending class.