Taster Silver Ring Making Class

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

3 hours Class size 1 to 3     label £100 (£25 per class surcharge applies for private classes)

Learn to make your own jewellery at this silver ring making class for beginners. If you’d love an opportunity to make a bespoke sterling silver ring come and 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. There are 3 benches at the most so you'll have plenty of individual attention and opportunities to ask questions and build your skills.

You'll make a sterling silver ring using thick wire stock (either round or flat) in your class, perfect for stacking with other jewellery. We work directly in the metal. 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 offers a warm haven in London. Held at your teacher's studio, 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 particularly if 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.

Knowledge required
What you'll get
All materials and consumables for your ring are included in the cost. Tools and equipment are provided so you need only to bring your good selves (and glasses if you use them for close work)) to enable you to make your very own sterling 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.

Cockpit Studios, Bloomsbury - Northington Street, London WC1N 2NP

This venue is within walking distance of Chancery Lane, Holborn and Russell Square tube stations

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

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