Jewellery Making Class for Beginners: Rings

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

3 hours Class size 1 to 2     label £75

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.

This beginner jewellery making class is ideal if you'd like to try jewellery making for the first time and want a taster into this creative hobby. 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 pillions.
  • 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!

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, long hair tied back 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.

See additional precautions taken   

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

Cockpit Arts - Cockpit Arts, 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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