Online class with Mark Nelson

Foundations in Silversmithing

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Learn contemporary silversmithing techniques as you create a striking mixed-metal ring!

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Mark Nelson, Rio Grande Event and Education Coordinator, received a BFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from Texas Tech University. He has been teaching ...Read more

Lessons (7)

Design & Solder a Bezel
1. Design & Solder a Bezel
Meet Rio Grande Event/Education Coordinator Mark Nelson and preview the techniques you'll learn to make a striking silver ring. Gain a deeper understa...Read more
24min
Forming the Ring Shank
2. Forming the Ring Shank
Learn how to create a double-banded ring shank that will enhance any design. Mark walks through each step of the process, demonstrating how to accurat...Read more
27min
Soldering the Backing
3. Soldering the Backing
As you fabricate the backplate for your ring, discover what kinds of metal and gauges work best for different types of jewelry beyond this project. Th...Read more
20min
Decorative Elements: Mixing Metals
4. Decorative Elements: Mixing Metals
Learn techniques for mixing metals with silver as you create a decorative brass element to encircle the bezel. Learn Mark's effective techniques for p...Read more
29min
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Taught by

Mark Nelson, Rio Grande Event and Education Coordinator, received a BFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from Texas Tech University. He has been teaching ...Read more

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