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Argentium Granulation

Project Example from 'Argentium Granulation' -  a class by Alex Rogers at the Alaska Bead Company

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Granulation is probably one of the most mysterious & fascinating of ancient decorative metal techniques dating back 5,000 years. It was mastered by the Etruscans in 400 B.C., but their methods were lost with the rise of the Romans. Until the mid 1800ís, their technique remained a puzzle, but thanks to the obsession of a few Italian jewelers, the beauty of fine granulation can be accessed once again. Join Alex in using a butane torch to granulate some Argentium silver disc blanks that can then be incorporated into your creations as stunning charms or pendants. Note: Students will pay Teacher a $20 Kit Fee on day of class for some materials.

Class Price:


Guest Teacher:

Alex Rogers (click for bio)


Fusing or Soldering experience

Minimum Age:


Class Size:

6 or less


  • Sunday, December 4, 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Future Dates: By Request Only

Send an email to to request that this class be scheduled next trimester. All requests will be given high consideration, however, we can't guarantee scheduling.

To Enroll: Call ABC at 563-2323, option 2, or Toll Free 888-946-2323 to register. For more information about classes, click Class, Refund & Registration Information.

Print Class Schedule: You may download/print a complete class schedule in a pdf file: Summer 2017 Class Schedule.

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