Alex Boyd Zoom Workshop - Put Some Gold on It
Class Description: This workshop will teach students how to make the most of a precious resource. Topics covered will include making a gold sheathed silver ring, making a gold-rimmed bezel for a faceted stone, different techniques for attaching the bezel to the ring, making your own bi-metal and many other tips and tricks.
Date: April 24/25; 10am to noon lecture, noon to 4pm bench hours with access to Alex, 4 to 5pm Questions/Wrap-up
Workshop Fee: $250 per person
Kit Fee: $190 est. for required kit
Because kits have to be mailed, no last minute registrations will be accepted. Registration will be closed 1 week prior to workshop on April 17th!
Kits will be purchased directly from Alex using PayPal. Prices may fluctuate due to costs of metals at the time or purchase.
Bio: When Alex Boyd was a young boy he stole an enchanted ring from a powerful bruja. That night his slumber was disturbed by a tapping at his window. When he slid the window open a huge raven rushed in, flew around the room and perched on his bookshelf. "I know what you have taken from me," the raven cawed. "I don't know what you’re talking about," Alex lied, hiding his bejeweled finger behind his back. "No matter. It is your problem now. The wearer of that ring is indentured to create more talismans of power, either for 1000 years or until he makes something so sublime, so perfect, so beautiful that the spell is broken and he is freed." "1000 years it is," Alex said as he thrust the raven out the window and slammed it shut behind her. He has been making jewelry ever since.