Jewellery Making Class for Beginners: Gems

Learn to add a stone to your ring in this London workshop.



3 hours Class size 1 to 3     label £85 - £95 (£85 for Public, £85 for Private for 2, £95 for Private for 1)

Designed to help you build on your existing jewellery making skills, this creative craft class is one of the best things to do in London for handmade jewellery makers and will teach you a range of practical new techniques.

Guided by a talented local crafter, Alison, this workshop will help you pick up a selection of tips and tricks in a relaxing studio environment. You'll master professional jewellery making equipment, learn to create a bezel and set a simple round cabochon gemstone using the relevant tools.

In this class, you'll learn to:

  • judge what the stone needs to be securely set.
  • form an appropriate bezel using pliers and mandrels
  • solder and clean up your bezel to prepare for setting
  • use stone setting tools
  • Polish and finish your ring

Your teacher will be by your side to provide step-by-step guidance and advice on the safe and proper use of the tools, so you can relax and focus on your improving your jewellery making prowess.

At the end of the session, you'll have a stunning souvenir of your time and enough knowledge to be able to either practise alone or sign up for more in-depth craft classes.



Knowledge required
We recommend that you have completed Alison Flanders' Studio's Jewellery Making Class for Beginners: Rings to attend this class. You can also attend if you have some basic knowledge of ring making and have your own ring to work on. However absolute beginners are welcome too for a simpler project such as s small pendant.
 
What you'll get
  • All materials and equipment to add a simple cabochon stone to an existing ring that you have made yourself. Alison has plenty of stones that you can chose from on the day. Alternatively, for those total beginners you might prefer to make a pendant instead.
What to bring
  • Please wear comfortable clothes, closed-toed shoes and bring any glasses you need for close-up work.
  • Your own ring (made at Alison Flanders Studios' Jewellery Making Class for Beginners: Rings, or made independently).

Alison Flanders Studio is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and 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.
Location

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.

Verified reviews

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Gareth Chong Apr 2022


Really great instructions and overall an amazing experience. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for something fun to learn to do.

Safiyo Osman Mar 2022


The most wonderful and just perfect experience ! The whole process of ring making is fun in itself but what truly made it INCREDIBLE was our teacher Alison, she was incredibly sweet , funny and helpful. Entirely patient and smiley , this was a surprise for my bestfriends’ birthday and it honestly could not have been more perfect due to Alison. WE LEFT SMILING SO MUCH, we loved it:)

Laura Wood Aug 2021


Could not have wished to have met a better teacher. Alison was so passionate and guided us through various different techniques. She shared a wealth of knowledge with us. All of the materials were provided too which was great! We can not wait to attend another workshop already. So exciting

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