Saturday, January 1, 2011

2011 A New Year and New Beginnings

"Ring Up a Message" Argentium Silver Ring

 "Ring Up a Message" Argentium Silver Ring with Ilene Kay -- Monday, January 10, 2011

Ring in the new year with your own message ring. Create your own personalized Argentium Silver ring at the first workshop that I'm teaching this year at  Wired Up Beads. In this workshop you will use metalworking techniques to complete a soldered band ring that is stamped with a personal message.

Argentium Silver is the most tarnish resistant of the sterling silvers.  Its special alloy includes germanium oxide, which makes your finished product harder and more durable than fine silver.  It can even be made twice as hard as traditional sterling, yet it is very malleable in an annealed state.  This metal is exciting because its unique qualities offer many new possibilities for jewelry makers.

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