Beginner Jewellery Making Course: Stone Set Ring

Learn how to make handmade jewellery at this workshop.

2 x 6.5 hours Class size 1 to 3     label £295

Always fancied making a ring? Or maybe you'd love to learn more about how to work with silver? Discover the traditional techniques of jewellery making and create a stunning stone-set sterling silver ring with this two-day workshop in London.

Learn how to manipulate metal sheet and wire to bring your jewellery dreams to life. Ideal for absolute beginners, this in-depth jewellery making experience introduces you to the traditional techniques used to create contemporary jewellery. You'll get to grips with basic jewellery making tools and terminology.

The fundamental principles of working with metal are explained throughout your jewellery course. You'll learn:

  • marking out the pattern
  • sawing and the use of the piercing saw
  • filing
  • annealing
  • using pliers and hammers to form the metal
  • different types of soldering
  • hammer texturing and use of the rolling mill
  • polishing and finishing
Your teacher will be on hand to provide support and guidance as you learn and you'll be given lots of information to help build your skills.

This jewellery making course is a perfect birthday present if you're looking for London gift ideas!. Treat a loved one to this craft experience and head to the course together, you'll have a great time learning new skills and you'll have some beautiful jewellery to wear as a reminder of your experience.

Knowledge required
What you'll get
All the materials and tools you need to make your own stone-set sterling silver ring to keep.
What to bring
  • Please wear comfortable clothes, closed-toed shoes and bring any glasses you need for close-up work.
  • There will be a lunch break partway through the class. You can bring your own lunch or enjoy one of the many local eateries.
Session repeats

This class series runs over 2 consecutive days.

Alison Flanders Studio adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines. They won't run this class if they've had a continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss of or change in their normal sense of taste or smell, in the last 14 days.

See additional precautions taken   

Masks are worn in communal areas. Everything is disinfected. Social distancing is observed.

Cockpit Arts, Cockpit Yard, Northington Street, London WC1N 2NP

Your teacher
Alison Flanders Studio
Alison Flanders Studio

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Alison Flanders has more than 30 years of experience designing and hand-crafting silver and gold jewellery. After graduating from Middlesex University in 1976 with a BA Hons degree in silversmithing and design, Alison moved to the States, where for many years she ran her own jewellery business.

Throughout the 80s and 90s, she also held a number of teaching positions in colleges of art in New York City, including the prestigious Parsons New School for Design. Her work has been exhibited at numerous events throughout America and the UK, including the American Crafts Council Show, Philadelphia Museum Show, American Craft Exposition, New York International Gift Fair and the Chelsea Craft Show and Dazzle in the UK.

She relocated back to London in 2005 and is now based at Cockpit Arts in Holborn where she continues to make work for private collectors and teach students in her dedicated workshop.

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