23-1021.01 Reticulation Pendant

Class Date::
Sat, Oct 23, 2021, 9am - 12pm (CST)

Date: Saturday, Oct 23, 2021, 9am - 12pm (CST)

Class Description: Wait ‘til you see how much movement and excitement molten silver can add to your jewelry! We’re going to walk you through the reticulation process and provide tips and tricks to help ensure a stunning gold and silver piece full of wave-like undulation. Then we’ll set-off our beauty with clean lines and sparkling bling! Add a hidden bail, and voila! – a piece like none other.

(The backplate of this piece is textured using a rolling mill. We will provide a textured piece of metal in your kit, but will also demonstrate the use of the rolling mill during class and you are welcome to texture your own if you prefer.)

Instructor: Scott Mason & Phyllis Flora

Skill Level: Confident beginner

Materials Kit: Reticulation sterling silver, textured sterling silver sheet, sterling silver tube, sterling silver wire, gold-filled wire, sterling silver tube bezel, CZ, polishing pad. Domestic US shipping included. (Please contact instructor directly to arrange for international or expedited shipping.)*

(Materials kit is included in price when "Zoom/Kit combo" or "Kit only" option is selected.*) 

Required Tools:   

  • Bench block
  • Rawhide hammer or nylon mallet
  • Files
  • Sanding sticks
  • (optional) Scribe
  • (optional) Engineer’s square
  • Metal shears
  • Jeweler’s saw and sawblades (3/o or 4/o)
  • Cut Lube or beeswax
  • Bench pin
  • (optional) Liver of sulphur
  • Flexshaft or Dremel
    • 3M radial wheels
  • Stone setting tools
  • Soldering set-up:
    • Torch
    • Fireproof surface
    • Solder pick
    • Cross-lock tweezers 
    • Fine tweezers
    • Medium and easy solder
    • Quench bowl
    • Flux
    • Pickle

*Note: Kit only and extra kit options do not include instructions or recording. You must choose either a Zoom or Zoom/Kit combo to receive written instructions. Kits will begin to ship Oct. 5, 2021, unless otherwise arranged with instructor.

Zoom Recordings will be available for viewing until Nov. 4, 2021. Additional time may be purchased ($12) by selecting the "Additional viewing time" option above.