Jewellery Making Class for Beginners - Rings

Make your own silver ring at this creative craft class in London.

3 hours Class size 1 to 3     label £85 - £95 (£95 per guest when you book for 1 guest, £85 for 2+ guests)

Learn to make your own jewellery at this silver ring making class for beginners. If you love a good silver ring and can't find the perfect one for you – make one with an expert jewellery maker and gain new craft skills in the process.

On the hunt for a new creative hobby or some fun things to do in London? This beginner-friendly jewellery class is ideal for your first step into the world of bling. You'll be guided step-by-step by your experienced jewellery making teacher Alison, and you'll have plenty of opportunities to ask questions and build your skills.

You'll make a sterling silver ring in your class, perfect for stacking with other jewellery. You'll be supported to bring your jewellery to life by your expert teacher and you'll be given all the help you need to go home with a lovely ring to wear with pride.

This jewellery making workshop in London is held at your teacher's studio and you'll have your own bench to work from with all the tools and equipment you need to make a gorgeous piece of wearable art! It's a wonderful experience if you love accessories and are interested in working with silver.

By the end of your ring making session, you'll have learned how to:

  • Measure ring lengths.
  • Use a jewellers' saw.
  • Anneal metal.
  • Use pliers and mandrels to form a ring.
  • Solder with pallions.
  • Use files.
  • Texturing using hammers and punches.
  • Polish and finish your ring.

You'll also be guided in the safe and proper use of your jewellery making tools – a crucial skill to have under your belt when working in any craft. These skills will help you practice confidently and independently after your workshop.

By the end of your jewellery making class, you'll go home with your own handmade sterling silver ring, as well as a range of new skills to use in the future!

Please be aware that If there are 3 students the class time could run over by about 30 minutes.

Save £20 when you book with a friend

Knowledge required
What you'll get
All the materials and equipment you need to make your own silver ring to take home.
What to bring
Come wearing closed-toed shoes, something to tie back long hair and if you usually need glasses for reading, bring them too.

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.

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

Cockpit Arts, Northington Street, London WC1N 2NP

Your teacher
Alison Flanders Studio
Alison Flanders Studio

5.0 (29)

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 Studios in Holborn where she continues to make work for private collectors and teach students in her dedicated workshop.

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Stefan Bebie Jul 2022

Alison was an absolutely lovely teacher and has such a passionate way of interacting with her craft ("we have to be patient with silver, it is quite stubborn").

Highly recommend this intimate class, we learned heaps about how to process silver as a handcraft rather than industrial processing.

Jenifer Lourenco Jul 2022

Alison is so patient and friendly, and I appreciate the calmness of her when I go wrong with something during the process.

Gurvane Gaye Jul 2022

The best purchase I've done for myself this year. Allison is such a nice and skilled teacher, the atmosphere was great I think I found myself a new passion. 10/10 experience

Melanie Turner Jul 2022

Fantastic course. Alison is very experienced and knowledgeable. She made us feel welcome and was very helpful - from making initial contact with helping us find the place, to not making me feel bad for being late and also being patient with my constant questions. I learnt loads and will definitely be booking another course with Alison.

Jewellery Making workshop review by Melanie Turner

Alex Anderson Jun 2022

A fun, entertaining experience and we learnt a lot. Who could know chemistry and pickling was so interesting! Alison was very welcoming and engaging. We were able to flex what we wanted and came away with some thing memorable and wonderful memories. Thanks Alison

Andrew Joseph May 2022

Alison was so lovely and accommodating. Helped us through the whole process and was very kind and patient. Would 100% recommend it!
And thanks for the biscuits and tea Alison!

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Yvonne Etherington May 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

A very satisfying experience, with a lovely textured silver ring to show for my efforts, plus an insight into silver jewellery making techniques in general. Alison is a warm, patient and encouraging teacher of her craft.

Lucy Spong Apr 2022

Absolutely brilliant! Alison is a joy to learn from, 10/10 experience. We’ll be coming again very soon!

Katie O'Connor Apr 2022

Our course was perfect. Alison is a fantastic teacher who paid constant attentive attention to each of us throughout. She’s truly wonderful. We left feeling fulfilled, pleased and so proud.

Jewellery Making workshop review by Katie O'Connor Sydney

Joss Bogod Mar 2022

This was a great workshop. Alison took us through the steps on how to make a ring by showing us very clearly what to do. Very pleasant and great teaching.

Fanny Matuszewski Mar 2022

Allison was very patient showing me through every step slowly both teaching me about the technique but also the materials and reactions taking place on the metal. A great insight into jewellery making!

Christine Bennett Mar 2022

Brilliant class - really enjoyed the session and will be booking again! Thanks to Alison for being so welcoming and informative.

Janet Lee Mar 2022

Alison was a great teacher! Very patient and explained the technical details in a way that was very easy to understand. My daughter and I were in London for a few days and this was a perfect way to make memories as well as learn a new art form. Thanks Alison!

Jewellery Making workshop review by Janet Lee

Yin Lo Feb 2022

Best workshop I have ever experienced. Alison is a really friendly and funny teacher. She is very experienced and we made an amazing ring.

Thea Dunnett Feb 2022

Such a great experience. Not only did we get to make a cool ring each to bring home, but also we also learnt about everything we were doing. Alison was very friendly and I would definitely recommend the experience

Lucie Bond Feb 2022

My niece and I had a fantastic 2:1 class with Alison and came away with two beautiful silver rings which we've worn everyday since. My niece is a mature 13 year old and this class was perfect for her creative side. Thanks for looking after us so well!

Jewellery Making Class for Beginners - Rings review by Lucie Bond

Palvasha Zia Feb 2022

Alison was amazing! From the minute we walked in to when we left, it was completely comfortable, fun and so informative. I didnt know what to expect when walking in but it was such a lovely experience and the ring was beautiful- I walk around proudly saying "look what I made." A huge thank you to Alison for being so accomodating and helping us throughout the class :)

Kate O'Brien Jan 2022

I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Really great teaching and super happy with the ring I made.

Cathy Caslin Jan 2022

I really enjoyed this class and came out with a beautiful ring! Alison is a great teacher and as the class is so small it is great value for money. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a hands on experience making jewellery!

Alex Weinle Jan 2022

Alison is a wonderful teacher, I'd had no experience but she took me step-by-step through everything I needed to do. We talked about what I wanted to make and she helped me produce a ring and a pendant that were way beyond my expectations. Highly recommended and tremendous value for money.

This all took place in the wonderful Cockpit Arts Centre which is a great hub just off Greys Inn Road, and the benches and equipment you use are top-notch, fully capable of making anything you can set your imagination to.

Madeline Meehan Jan 2022

Alison was a WONDERFUL teacher and I love the rings we made! Super fun and informative (and a great start in jewelry making for two complete novices).
Truly cannot recommend this class highly enough.

Lucas Danko Nov 2021

I enjoyed my time and had a great lesson.
Everything was well taught and explained in detail.

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