Kitchen Table Silversmithing - Bold Prongs!

  • Sat, Oct 1, 2022 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Memphis Botanic Garden

    750 Cherry Road
    Memphis, Tennessee 38117
Ticket Price $55.00-$65.00 This event is now over
Description

Kitchen Table Silversmithing- Bold Prongs

October 1, 10 am-5 pm

 

This one-day adults only workshop is designed for beginner and intermediate silversmiths to learn how to create prong-style settings to capture cabochons, odd-shaped or irregular edge stones, and focal pieces. We will be using butane micro-torches to allow a more comfortable entry into using a torch to solder sterling silver into wearable art. If the student would like to bring their own stones to class, the only requirement is that they’re smaller than a half-dollar overall (height can be anything).  

 

Tools required for class are a Butane Micro-torch and fuel and a soft fire brick or solderite board to work on. Tools will be available for purchase at class, or you can purchase small butane torches at Lowes, Home Depot, kitchen supply places, or Amazon. If you have jewelry pliers, hammers, and jewelry files, please bring them to reduce sharing time. Safety glasses are recommended. Please wear cotton/natural fiber clothing or bring a work apron.  

 

Your class kit will include assorted sterling silver wire and sheet to create your setting, jump ring(s), solder, studio consumables, choice of stone, and neckwire for your finished pendant (or earwires if you choose to make earrings). The class kit is $45 (+ tax) and is payable to Brandy Boyd /BMB Designs by cash or credit card on the day of class. Additional supplies will be available for purchase if desired.

 

Register no later than September 29.

 

$55 MBG Members/$65 Non-Members (plus kit fee)

 

Are you an MBG Member and want to access your discount? Click here to learn how to access Member pricing.

 

If you need assistance with registration please email boxoffice@membg.org.

 

 

 

 

Date & Time

Sat, Oct 1, 2022 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Venue Details

Memphis Botanic Garden

750 Cherry Road
Memphis, Tennessee 38117 Memphis Botanic Garden
Memphis Botanic Garden

The Memphis Botanic Garden is a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization dedicated to being an exemplary center for horticulture and environmental enrichment. Serving over 40,000 school-aged children annually, and hosting over 225,000 visitors each year, Memphis Botanic Garden strives to enhance lives by connecting people with nature, increasing awareness and appreciation of our environment. Our 96-acre property includes 30 specialty gardens and a Level 4 Arboretum, which provide the ability to interact with various families of plants, flowers, and trees.

 

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