Instructor: Leslie Hartwell
$550 per person
Getting married? In this three Saturday workshop, you and your partner make each other’s wedding bands. Or, take the class solo and surprise your loved one with a hand-made, professional quality wedding ring. The workshop includes sawing, shaping, texturing, soldering and polishing using sterling silver, 14K white or yellow gold. Several options for the basic ring structure are offered with time to make your ring special. Some design preparation is necessary before the first class. Sign up early to allow time to ponder your ring design. A fee based on market price of chosen ring metal is charged ($50-$400) plus a materials fee ($25). All tools are provided. No previous jewelry making skills or experience is required.
Leslie Hartwell is a graduate of the North Bennett Street School Jewelry Making and Repair Program. She has been an instructor at Metalwerx for several years, as well as at the Lexington Arts and Crafts Society. She is a recent studiomate of the Metalwerx community. Her emphasis is on building strong basic skills as the foundation for fine craftsmanship, preparing students to develop their designs with confidence and independence.