You will be welcomed by Sarah or Violeta at 10am and served tea or coffee and by 5pm you will have made your own ring!
Using traditional silversmithing techniques and tools you will learn how to cut out your silver with a jewellers’ saw. You will file it to the perfect shape. Then using a blowtorch, you will learn the annealing technique which is used to soften the metal so that it can be shaped using jewellers’ hammers and a mandrel. The challenging part is the soldering of the ring, you will be given step by step guidance. You will be given plenty of opportunity to experiment with textures on copper sheet before moving on to your silver ring. After practising on some copper, you may choose to add some texturing detail to your ring. Next is the cleaning and refining stage, which can be extremely satisfying if you are a perfectionist!
As with all our workshops, materials are provided to purchase on the day. This workshop is suitable for those with no experience or for those who want to come back and work on their own projects. Take a look at our Pinterest Boards to see examples of rings or spinning rings that can be made during the workshop.
Materials not included
The course price does not include materials, so please be mindful of this when you think about what you would be interested in making, but we can explain this to you before you start your project. We sell all the materials required for your project. Most of our students spend £25 – £120.