Studio Fees are now included in your tuition! Studio Fees cover the expendables provided by the school for each class.
Cabochons that go together, nickel to quarter sized, any shapes, no sharp corners, all same height!
Plain bezel for all cabs (height must match stones)
Sterling silver round wire, 16 gauge
Argentium round wire, 14 gauge
3.0 mm outer diameter Sterling silver tube (heavy walled)
2 x 6 inches
Sterling silver sheet, 20 gauge
6 inches x 5 mm
Sterling silver sheet, 14 gauge
scribe or center punch
4 or 5 inch jeweler’s saw frame
2/0 jeweler’s saw blades
brass texture plate (this will be the pattern used on your ring)
disposable gloves (must fit fingertips well, for polishing) Nitrile, vinyl, or latex will all work.
1 brick or tube
nylon hammer, 7/8” white face (the hammer head ends are nylon, not the whole thing!)
6 inch metal jeweler’s ruler
ring bending pliers (small)
flat nose pliers
round nose pliers
chain nose pliers
nylon jaw narrow pliers (the tips are replaceable, used for bending smaller rings) OPTIONAL
wire cutters, flush cut preferred, diagonal cut OK
1/2 round Habilis file, cut #00
1/2 round needle file
round needle file
coarse blue abrasive cylinder
mandrel for blue abrasive cylinder
bezel rocker (not a burnisher)
plastic or metal ring sizer set (used to find your ring size)
safety glasses (regular or over the frame version if you wear glasses or reading glasses)
beeswax or synthetic compound (to lubricate your saw blades)
1 or more
knife edge blue (coarse) abrasive wheels and 1 mandrel
polishing widgets from Metals I (3/4” 3M blue, peach, lt. green radial bristle discs on mandrels, stainless steel head brush, flat edge abrasive wheels (blue and pink, coarse & high-polish), 1” medium natural bristle (dark brown hair) brush for Bobbing compound.) ***We have some to loan, so don’t panic if you don’t have/can't find them!***
From Home: 1 twin tip dark colored Sharpie marker, small roll of 1 inch masking tape, whiteout with brush,
old towel (not terry cloth) or t-shirt (for polishing on - it will get dirty/destroyed during use), piece of soft leather/suede,
package of long (1 ¾”) T-Pins (from a fabric store or Walmart, by the needles and pins), small container for scrap silver.
We encourage you to obtain your supplies well in advance of your class or workshop.
Click HERE for some of the suppliers we work with!
Denver School of Jewelry Arts
Clear Creek Business Center 6810 N. Broadway Unit L Denver, CO 80221 (303) 997-9846