Lapidary Series: Inlay Ring

  • Saturday, March 25, 2023
  • Sunday, March 26, 2023
  • 2 sessions
  • Saturday, March 25, 2023, 10:00 AM 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • Sunday, March 26, 2023, 10:00 AM 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE032523KL
  • 2


  • $296 Tuition + $40 Materials Fee
  • $228 Tuition + $40 Materials Fee

    Registration closes March 23rd

Registration is closed

Inlay rings photo courtesy K. Luvaas

Learn traditional inlay techniques to create modern, contemporary designs in this two-session introduction to the art of inlay.

About this Class

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).


  • Level: Intermediate.
  • $40 materials fee is included in the price of the class. 
  • We take one 15- to 30-minute break if you want to bring food/snacks. BARN has a refrigerator on the lower level to store your lunch.


  • Please bring a selection of rocks you would like to use. Rocks are not  provided in your materials kit.
  • Think about color combinations you’d like to use.
  • Try and pick rock material that is around the same hardness on the MOHS scale.


  • Lapidary Series: Points, Curves, & Facets. Three classes are offered from January to March, including one beginning March 11
  • Intermediate soldering and fabrication skills. Several fabrication classes are on the schedule to sharpen your skills and speed in advance.

    Class Policies

    • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
    • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. Please learn about BARN's Companion Program here for those who might need physical assistance here.


    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


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