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RINGS! RINGS! RINGS! - with John Cogswell

  • Monday, March 18, 2019
  • 9:30 AM
  • Friday, March 22, 2019
  • 5:00 PM
  • 5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville GA 30340
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  • Rings! Rings! Rings!
  • Rings! Rings! Rings!

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with John Cogswell

March 18-22, 2019

RINGS! RINGS! RINGS!’ Rings to dazzle, rings to charm, rings of all sizes, rings of all shapes, rings for all fingers and rings for all tastes. Fabricate all manner of rings: stone rings; hollow rings; ladies rings; men's rings; wedding rings; bishop’s rings; lover's rings; friendship rings; engagement rings; magic rings; big rings, little rings, bold rings, simple rings. ‘RINGS! RINGS! RINGS!’ Flex your creative muscles and let your imagination soar. Come explore the many aspects of ring design. Innovation, originality and individuality will be our primary goals, with lots of technical tips, how-to's and bench tricks thrown in along the way for good measure. Competent basic jewelry-making and soldering skills required.

Where:  5353 Buford Highway NE

Doraville, GA 30340

When:  April 2-6, 2018

Monday through Friday, 9:30 - 5:00 each day

How Much:  $525.00

Tools needed:


-       Notebook; Sketchpad; Pencils; etc.

-       Old, used manila file folders

-       Masking tape

-       Scissors

-       Wide-nibbed indelible marker

-       Pointed, laundry-style indelible marker



- Saw frame and Assorted Saw blades (#0; #2/0)

- Set of needle files, (cut #2 or #4)

- 6” or 8” flat hand file (cut #0 or #2)

- 6” Stainless Steel Ruler

- Fine Pointed Scriber

- 2” or 3” dividers

- Assorted Pliers (flat; forming, parallel jaw, etc.)

- Diagonal cutters

- Scissor- handled plate shears (shears designed for cutting thin sheet metal and solder)

- Center punch

- Assorted drill bits

- Ring clamp

- Ring mandrel

- Triangular scraper

- Burnisher

- 2mm Hart burr

- small piece of beeswax or sticky wax

- thin (24 – 28 gauge) binding wire

- Solder: H, M, & E


- Abrasive paper (assorted grits: Coarse Medium and Fine – or - #320; #400 and #600 grit)



- Sterling Silver Sheet - + 3” x 3” 18 and/or 20 or 22 gauge. A similar-sized piece of 24 or 26 gauge sterling is useful for making small bezel settings.

- Sterling Silver Wire – 6”of 8 or 10 gauge round (this is for the tension-set ring; 8 gauge (recommended) makes a stronger, stouter ring, but either will work fine.

                                -- 6” of 10 gauge square wire

                                -- other round or square wire which you may have already


-       2.5 mm (if you are using 10 gauge round wire), or, 3 mm (if you plan to use 8 gauge round wire) round CZ’s or synthetic rubies or sapphires; any color. You may wish to bring several – they disappear sometimes…

-       Bring other stones (cabs and/or faceted), if you want to add to the your rings

USEFUL OPTIONALS (bring if you have/can):

- Brass hand brush (soft, uncrimped bristle)

- Optivisor or other ‘visual enhancer’

- Shop apron and small hand towel

- Green nylon scouring pad (3m)

- Safety glasses and assorted Flexshaft accessories

- assorted small hammers are useful (planishing; utility ball peen, etc.)



Not a current GGG member?  Join today so you can participate in this GGG Member Workshop.  Membership is $50 annually.

Next, register for the workshop with the participation fee payable in advance via the GGG website at

If your payment is accepted, you are registered for the workshop.  If the workshop is sold out and you want to be added to the wait list, email

Cancellation / Refund Policy

If you need to cancel your registration, please notify the workshop contact as soon as possible.  A cancellation fee of 20% of the workshop tuition will be charged on cancellations received more than 28 days before the start of the workshop.  Cancellations received less than 28 days but more than 7 days before the workshop will receive a 50% refund; cancellations received 7 days or less before the start of the workshop will receive no refund.  If your seat in the workshop can be filled, only the cancellation fee (20%) will apply.


For anyone wanting to stay in a hotel near the 5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville, GA location, we have a special rate at the Clarion Hotel, 2001 Clearview Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30340.  Call 770-455-3700 and mention Metal Arts Guild of Georgia, aka, Georgia Goldsmiths Guild, when making your reservation and ask for the "Local Rate".


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