Metal Engraving
Advanced Jewelry Engraving on Rings

Master Engraver Layne Zuelke will take students through a fast-paced week of challenging engraving techniques, focused on rings. With decades at the bench working with jewelry, Layne has developed methods and tools to make working in these tiny spaces easier. This class is ideal for artists that are very proficient in sharpening and engraving but are ready to take their work to a new level. Projects will include everything from basic Victorian styles on tiny 1.5-2 mm rings up to semi-sculpted scrolls on a wide band.

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Course Info

Layne Zuelke
2023 Date(s)
Metal Engraving, Jewelry
Skill Level
Enrollment Type
Open, see prerequisites.


  • Making specialty tools for small spaces
  • Cutting Victorian borders
  • Milligrain borders
  • Scroll work with fine shading
  • Background removal
  • Continuous scroll design
  • Sculpting

Class Project(s)

Phosphorous bronze and brass project rings


Basic Engraving or equivalant. Student should have confidence in sharpening tools related to jewelry engraving such as 105. 120, and flats. Experience cutting on curved surfaces and microscope familiarity are recommended.


Please note: Course information subject to change without notice. Example images may not show exact techniques, methods, designs, etc., taught or demonstrated in course.

Cancellation/Transfer Policy

We reserve your seat upon receipt of course deposit. To transfer or cancel your reservation, notify GRS at least 30 days before the class start date to transfer deposit or receive a refund, less $50. Deposits are not transferrable or refundable less than 30 days before the course start date. If you have any questions about this information, please do not hesitate to call us! We would be glad to help you. Call 800-835-3519, Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM.

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