Silver 2 -Rings, Rings, Rings, Vickie Prillaman
William Holland – June 10-16, 2018
In this class we will discuss and make several different styles of rings, including rings with plain bands, split bands, twisted bands or textured bands, with and without stones using various styles of settings.We will discuss the basic closed ring shanks and open shanks that are slightly adjustable. These rings can have one or multiple stone settings. We will cover the cutout ring, you design the ring based on a square or rectangle, then cut out the opening for the proper ring size. We will discuss how to set stones in each of these ring styles. We will also cover how to design the ring using the stone as the focal point.
Lab fee covers handouts, solder, flux, saw blades, and other consumable supplies.
Cost of silver will be dependant on market price.
Approximate cost: $150-$200
Lab Fee: $120.00
Prerequisite: Good sawing and soldering skills
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 770-265-7879
Please note that we will not be making all of the rings on the display, but they are examples of some of the ones we will be making!
Vickie recognized her interest in education while attended Georgia State University. She completed an apprenticeship with a German goldsmith in the Atlanta area and started teaching jewelry making in 1995. She has taught beginning silver for the EFMLS and the SFMS and Advanced Silver for the Florida Society of Goldsmiths. In 1997, Vickie began teaching at William Holland. She continues to teach workshops around the country and privately in her own studio in Georgia. Vickie is an accomplished lapidarist, using her own stones in combination with gold and silver to design and create her unique jewelry. Vickie is a member, past president, and past vice president of the Florida Society of Goldsmiths, as well as a past president of the Cobb County Gem and Mineral Society. She continues adding to her knowledge by attending workshops with many well-known artists including, Harold O’Connor, John Cogswell, Jean Stark, Marne Ryan, Jayne Redman, Cynthia Eid, Betty Helen Longhi, Michael Boyd, Julia Woodman, Helen Blythe Hart and Marilynn Nicholson, to name a few. She enjoys learning new techniques and passing on what she learns to her students.