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Submit your application today and join us this summer in Kent Raible's private workshop! ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT, SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TODAY!

FOUR CLASS DATES AVAILABLE

  • June 10 - 14
  • July 8 - 12
  • August 5 - 9
  • August 26 - 30

More classes may be added, but because I am busy creating my own awesome jewelry, and I am designing more online courses for you, this may be it until next year, so if you want in, grab a seat while they are available!

BEHIND THE SCENES AND KENT’S LATEST CREATIONS

‘Moonstone Mandala’ Hand Ornament #1

Part one of three Created for the 2019 American Jewelry Design Council's Theme project 'Polka Dots' 18 Karat Gold, 900 Platinum, Moonstones, Pearls, and Diamonds This was one of those deadline projects, one that I avoided until the last minute. I was extremely busy...

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‘Moonstone Mandala’ Hand Ornament #2

Part 2 of 4 Here I have already formed the dome to the cylinders, and cut the cylinders so that I could create a flat base for the sides of the dome. Only the center bezel and the heavy border wire are fused to the dome so far. Continuing on, I made platinum settings...

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‘Moonstone Mandala’ Hand Ornament #3

Part 3 of 4 My solution for the backside bands. A heavy gauge outer cylindrical form, pierced with a dotty design, will be added to the ring shanks both sides. The design was developed using a sharpie, drawing on the open surface of the shank. The Final Form - More...

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‘Moonstone Mandala’ Hand Ornament #4

Part 4 of 4 Fusing the granules Finishing the piece... The last of the major elements to be attached were the secondary border wires, and two additional platinum tubes at the points. The major construction is complete, and the piece is ready for granulation. Here you...

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The World of ‘Vanishing Illusions’

Part one of four Follow the making of one of Kent's most rewarding and challenging art pieces to date! The beginnings of a major project I was contacted in early 2015 by a new client that wanted to commission a major piece, and her only request was that it be designed...

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The World of Vanishing Illusions

Part two of four What did I get myself into? With the prayer wheel finished, the next major hurdle would be to create the caps for both top and bottom of the crystal, and the cage structure for attaching the prayer wheel. I wanted the metal of the caps holding the...

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