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Prerequisite: Metalsmithing 1


Argentium is a special silver alloy that is tarnish-resistant, fuses well and offers other amazing properties that are different from sterling.


In this 5-day workshop, students will learn more advanced techniques of working with Argentium while creating two different styles of rings (one with a bezel-set cabochon), a hollow bead and a box clasp—almost magically, without the use of solder. Master goldsmith and Certified Master Bench Jeweler, Ronda Coryell, will provide expert instruction and up-close demos throughout the course of instruction. 


Ronda Coryell is a Jewelers of America Certified Master Bench Jeweler and one of the world’s most well regarded experts on the use of Argentium Silver. Learn more about Ronda on her website.


MATERIALS KIT: $170 is in addition to your tuition, and is payable directly to the instructor.

Each kit contains argentium wire and sheet, plus cabochons for the following projects:  Stack, Smack & Whack Ring, 3-Wire Ring with Bezel-set Cabochon, Hollow Oval Bead and Oval Box Clasp.



Bring your metalsmithing toolbox including the following items:

  • Jeweler's Saw Frame, 2/0 blades, and wax/bur life
  • Center punch/Scribe
  • Jeweler’s ruler (6-inch)
  • Dividers
  • Flat nose, round nose, and chain nose pliers
  • Flushcut Wire Cutters
  • Your favorite hand files such as Half-round Habilis and/or Barette files cut #00–#2Needle files cut #0–#2
  • Bezel roller
  • Sandpaper/Sanding Sticks in 220, 320, 400 and 600 grit
  • Your favorite Polishing wheels and attachments for FlexShaft
  • N95, KN95 or P95 face mask
  • Safety Glasses


  • Apron
  • Eye Magnification




  • Once you have enrolled and paid tuition, there are no refunds or credits for Master Series Workshops if you are unable to attend.
  • By enrolling in a Master Series workshop, you affirm your acceptance of our no refunds policy and represent to us that you possess the appropriate skills to comply with the prerequisites.
  • Check your calendar carefully and choose wisely before enrolling.
  • In the event that DJS must cancel the workshop, a refund or credit will be issued.


Ronda Coryell • Magic of Argentium Silver: Thu–Mon, Jun 20–24, 2024

SKU: 024892
  • Metalsmithing 1

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