Gold Granulation Pendant with Sapphires
Gold Granulation


Ms. Ronda Coryell

Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Requirements: Very Comfortable with torch and experience with granulation
Program: Summer
Status: Closed
Tuition: $ 695
Materials: $ 0
Date: August 01, 2007 - August 05, 2007
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Metalwerx

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Metalwerx is pleased to bring Ronda Coryell, Master Goldsmith to teach the ancient art of granulation. This five day workshop is tailored to those already working in granulation and who want to take their work to a new level.

Expanding on silver granulation, you will learn to alloy 22kt gold, and learn the process of 22kt granulation making intricate patterns on flat sheet as well as bezels, ring shanks, beads, tubing, hollow form construction, and more. Students are advised to bring any work they are currently working on and any stones that they might want to use.

Prerequisite: Granulation in silver and/or gold. This is an excellent opportunity to study with a master.

$100 deposit will hold your place.  You must call Metalwerx at 781-891-3854 to place your $100 deposit. It is not possible to place the deposit through the website. Thanks!

NOTE:  If you need additional experience in granulation, it is strongly recommended to purchase the DVD by Ronda Coryell on silver granulation and practice on your own first.  You can purchase her dvd at the following link: If you would like extra time working with fine silver before the workshop, Ronda will be available on July 31 for private instruction at $50/hour.  Please contact us to schedule a private lesson.

Materials & Tools

You may purchase a 22KT Gold Granulation Kit from Metalwerx or you can purchase the following materials on your own to bring to the workshop:

Materials Kit: (estimated cost as of 10/06 = $425)

  • 1 pc 28ga sheet - 1" x 3" ($262.50)
  • 2 ft 22ga rd wire ($90)
  • 1dwt medium granules ($60)

If students wish to purchase extra materials, they may do so at the following estimated costs:

  • Granules (Medium): $50
  • 28ga Sheet: $87.50/in
  • 22ga Wire: 45/ft = $3.75/in

Prices reflect gold market quotes from Hoover and Strong in October of 2006 and are subject to change with the market.


  • Light on stand or clamped to edge of table
  • Extention cords for lamps and kilns
  • Round nose pliers
  • Chain Nose pliers
  • 1/2 Round pliersFlat pliers
  • Metal cutting scissors (Joyce Chen kitchen scissors are my favorite)
  • Flush cutting snips (if you have them)
  • Divider
  • Scribe
  • Assorted Needle files
  • 3 Film canisters (for glue mixture & granules)
  • Tweezers for heat
  • Fine tweezers to make bead tool - Otto Frei #157-0752
  • German Compressed Charcoal Block ( one never soldered on)
  • Ring Mandrel
  • Bezel Mandrel
  • Metal Bench blocks - 2
  • If you want to bring your own: Ultra-lite Kiln


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