|So very happy to work with fire!|
|Checking against the light|
|Using a hand saw to clean the joint|
|Practing stamping on copper|
|Buffing the rings|
|First two practice rings!|
On Wednesday, 3/11/15, the Silversmithing and Ceramics group drove from NHS to Hanover. At Hanover, we were greeted by a jeweler who let us into her shop and taught us how to craft rings. After minutes of explanation and demonstration, the group was allowed to go to work and create our own rings. The initial rings were brass without any additional gemstones or defining features other than the simple band and carvings of the creators name. After we got the hang of this, we began to add other features to new rings such as carvings, symbols, and letters. We even began to work with silver. Unfortunately, time would restrict us from going any further and we would have to leave the shop and our rings until the next day.