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Prerequisite: Metalsmithing 1


This is a great opportunity to learn finishing techniques from an accomplished goldsmith!  John will take you through the steps with tools and supplies that will give you a professional look to your work.  Proper finishes give you the edge when photographing your work for shows, potential customers and social media. This is a must for jewelers that want to take their work to the next level. 



  • Bring a simple fabricated or cast ring band that you have not done any filing or finishing on to learn the techniques, and other unfinished pieces to work on as time allows.
  • Files, #2 cut:  Barette, Crossing, Triangle, Equalling, Square, Round
  • Ring Clamp


A Materials Kit ($45 value) is included in your tuition and contains:

  • 12" Bastard Mill File
  • Cratex Wheels: Coarse, Medium, Fine and Extra Fine, square and knife edge, 1 each
  • Mandrels for Cratex wheels
  • Mizzy heatless wheels 1/8" & 1/4" thick = 1/2", 3/4", & 1"
  • Twine
  • Use of studio polishing compounds:  Bobbing/Tripoli and Rouge


4 Contact Hours

Professional Finishing: Tue. Sept. 24,2024

SKU: 027117
  • Metalsmithing 1 or equivalent

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