Learn traditional inlay techniques to create modern, contemporary designs in this two-session introduction to the art of inlay.
Make a ring made of sterling silver and learn how to cut lapidary material for inlay. Choose from several ring shapes, discuss what goes into creating an inlay design, and learn setting and polishing techniques.
Your kit will include enough sterling silver to make two small rings or one larger ring. If you only finish one during class, enough material will be left to practice during future open studio sessions.
Day 1: Fabrication. Because you already know how to fabricate bezels and ring shanks, a quick/ lite version of a demo is offered. Then start your inlay - cutting and assembling.
Day 2: Continue inlay work and finish your new ring(s).
Karin Luvaas - This island artist and jeweler has an art degree in encaustics, painting, and metal sculpture. She has studied under acclaimed jewelry masters Michael Boyd, Kent Raible, Petra Class, and Sarah Graham and achieved Graduate Jeweler status under Alan Revere of the world-renowned Revere Academy of San Francisco. Karin is a GIA-certified Graduate Gemologist and holds a Jewelers of America Bench Jeweler Technician certificate.
Karin’s current work can be viewed at karinluvaas.com