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File Education: Carved Silver Rings

Join us for our June workshop!

File Education: Carved Silver Rings
File Education: Carved Silver Rings

Time & Location

Jun 29, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Charisma Design Studio, 331 N Burr St, Houston, TX 77011, USA


How well do you know your files?  You can use your files to acheive a tremendous range of changes in a metal surface's form - both in wire and sheet metal.  Files are for far more than cleaning up excess solder - they can carve and shape your metal, adding senstive contours to your jewelry and metalwork.  

Join Instructor Jessica Jacobi to get better acquainted with what your metal files are capable of, and finish a carved silver ring!  The workshop will include a detailed discussion of different file shapes, cuts, and capabilities, along with examples of finished metalwork where files created decorative effects.  Each student will receive a soldered silver ring made out of thick round wire stock, and they will use files to carve and create a unique ring shape.  The class will all begin this journey with uniform thick wire silver rings, but by the end of the workshop, everyone will produce a unique ring that showcases differnet file capabilities.

Students are welcome to bring their own files to use in the workshop, but Charisma Design Studio will also have several sets of files available for student use.  After registering, each student will be asked for their preferred ring size, so that the instructor can prepare their soldered silver ring for carving in class.


Jessica Jacobi received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Texas in 2004, and her Master of Fine Arts in Metalsmithing & Jewelry Design from Texas Tech University in 2009, after which she returned to her hometown of Houston, TX.  Jessica has been an arts educator since 2006, and her work has appeared in publications and numerous national exhibitions. She is currently the Development Manager of Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, an adjunct instructor at Houston Community College, and the President of the Houston Metal Arts Guild.

10:00 am - 3:00 pm for one day: Saturday, June 29th.

Lunch: Please bring a bag lunch.  HMAG will provide waters, sodas, and light snacks, but students are encouragaed to bring their own lunch.

Parking is included and availble in the grass lot to the right of Charisma Design Studio, along the fence.

Students are encourgaed to bring their own files for hands-on use, but class files are availble to use at Charisma Design Studio.  All other materials will be provided.


  • Member Registration

    Sale ends: Jun 27, 5:00 PM

    Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm BOTH days Lunch: Please bring a bag lunch or a list of nearby restaurants can be provided / is included. Parking is included / not included / available on the street. All materials are included. / A material fee of $___ is to be paid to the instructor. Please bring the following tools/supplies:

    From $95.00 to $125.00
    • $95.00
    • $125.00



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