Granulation Ring

Learn to fuse sterling silver and 18K gold granules and wire in the manner of the ancient Etruscans, Egyptians, and Greeks.
Learn from the leaders.
Register for this workshop today.



  • 3-day Workshop
    Price includes all days, materials, tools
  • 10am - 5pm
    Each day
  • Victoria Lansford
  • Dates Offered

Call to register for this workshop (919) 732-9702 or register online.

In this intensive two-day workshop learn to fuse sterling silver and 18K gold granules and wire in the manner of the ancient Etruscans, Egyptians, and Greeks.

This straightforward method provides immediate gratification with very little clean up! Create traditional or contemporary patterns, while fabricating a small pendant and a ring. 

The techniques for wire appliqué on sheet, as well as the ability to fuse metal before forming or soldering, provide endless opportunity for stylization and individual design.

Victoria Lansford is a master metalsmith and has been featured on Home & Garden Television and, demonstrating this unique approach to granulation. This class will be an exclusive opportunity to learn her process in person as Victoria teaches only a limited number of workshops, each year.

Supply List

  • Compressed charcoal block

    such as a PaNa block
  • End cutters or snips

  • U-shaped ring mandrel

  • Small sable artist's brush

  • Pliers

    Round, flat, and long thin chain nose pliers & Nylon curved forming pliers
  • Scotchbrite pad

  • AA or MM Boley-style tweezers

    Very important! They must not have been used for soldering.

Metals Provided

Metal is included in cost of workshop to make one project. Extra metal can be purchased through OQZO Metalsmith.

  • 2” x 3” sheet of 24 gauge sterling silver
  • 3" x 1" sheet of 24 gauge sterling silver
  • 3ft of 20 gauge sterling silver round wire
  • Round or oval cabochon stone with a maximum width of 6mm
  • Fine silver or 22k bezel wire to fit your stone
  • Optional: 6” 18g 18k round wire also from Rio Grande (theirs is zinc free)

Tools & Equipment

Tools for each student will be available for use through OQZO Metalsmith.
  • 3-4 Air/acetylene torches

  • 3-4 smooth bench blocks or anvils

    May be small bench blocks
  • 2-3 Chasing hammers

    Students may bring their own instead, if they like
  • 1-2 Planishing hammers

Getting Started

Tools and Skill: The Fundamentals of Metalsmith.

Additional Classes

1 & 2-Day Classes to Hone Your Skills

Open Studio

Need a place to create? Open studio days are available.

The Studio

Take a Class • Teach a Class • Open Studio Time Available

OQZO Metalsmith is located in the beautiful and quiet woods of Hillsborough, North Carolina and provides a well-lit, well-equipped studio enviroment perfect for teaching and creating handmade sterling silver jewelry.

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