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 (£50 per class surcharge applies for private classes)

Learn to make your own jewellery at this silver ring making class for beginners. If you love a good 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, and you'll have plenty of opportunities to ask questions and build your skills.

You'll make a sterling silver ring using lovely thick wire stock (either round or flat) 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.

Knowledge required
What you'll get
All the materials and equipment you need to make your very 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.

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

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

Taster Silver Ring Making Class location
Your teacher
Alison Flanders Studio
Alison Flanders Studio

5.0 (76)

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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Karen Roswell Nov 2023

This was my second visit to Alison's taster silver jewellery class, this time I took my daughter. We learned lots about the jewellery making process and Alison guides you each step of the way. We had a great day and went home with our beautiful and bespoke silver rings!

Teacher's response

Thanks so much Karen x

Mya Nov 2023

Thank you Alison for such an amazing afternoon :)
My boyfriend and I attended for our anniversary and had the greatest time whilst learning a lot about the intricacies of ring making. We walked away with two great rings we are both very proud of all thanks to Alison’s hands on guidance and patience.

Cannot recommend enough

Julia Kan Oct 2023

Had a lovely time with my friend in a private class, Alison patiently talked through and demonstrated each step, we are so so happy with our final products, have gotten so many compliments!

Andrew Fisher Sep 2023

What a fabulous afternoon with Alison from two small strips of silver, we made two lovely rings.

The venue is ideal, with lots of creative people doing very clever things.

Alison has been teaching jewellery making for some years and was the perfect host, a patient teacher and simply lovely.

Susan and I agreed that it was a fabulous afternoon, full of learning and fun. A five star experience.

Jewellery Making class review by Andrew Fisher - London

Tessa Sep 2023

This was a very good introductory course to beginners. The teacher was welcoming, informative and guided us carefully through all the stages. I was very pleased with my ring and would thoroughly recommend this course.

Jung-Chan Sep 2023

Went with my girlfriend and it was great! Alison is super helpful and informative. If anything is not perfect, she will make sure that it is. Not only do you learn how to make a ring, you also learn the different materials and processes. Would definitely recommend!

Caroline Lacey Aug 2023

Alison was a great teacher putting us at ease from the start. My daughter and I each made a much admired ring and had great fun doing it. Highly recommend.

Teacher's response

thanks so much Caroline for your lovely reviewso happy you enjoyed yourselves

Karen Roswell Jul 2023

I was a total begginer to jewellery making and had no idea of what to expect. Alison was fantastic, her studio is well organised with everything you need. Alison expertly guided us through every step of the process and made to feel super comfortable and competent in the different stages of the making process. It's a great feeling to walk away from the class with my own, hand made jewellery. I highly recommend a visit to Alison's jewellery making class.

Teacher's response

Thank you, Karen! We appreciate your kind words about Alison's jewellery making class. It's wonderful to hear that she provided expert guidance and made you feel comfortable throughout the process. We're glad you walked away with your own hand-made jewellery and would highly recommend visiting Alison's studio.

Talitha Allen May 2023

I loved this class - my sister brought me this as a gift for my birthday and Alison was so lovely and took me and one other through making a sliver ring from start to finish. It was informational but also fun and it was amazing to walk away with a Perosnal ring that you made! Would definitely recommend, lovely gift idea or if you are interested in jewellery making but not sure where to start!

Isla McDonald May 2023

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Great class with enthusiastic teacher and learned so much as a beginner and left with a nice new shiny ring. I will defo be continuing with more jewellery classes

Egile Jankute May 2023

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews

I had a great experience with Alison. Thank you for warm welcome and for giving so much professionally detailed information and caring explanations at each step of making a ring, was really helpful and taught me a lot in just 3 hours. Would surely recommend the workshop to any beginner and beyond.

Daniella Weduwer Apr 2023

Alison is warm, patient and attentive. I'd never done any form of jewellery making before and she took us through the steps clearly and calmly. I loved the experience! And have a couple of lovely silver rings as a result too.

Natalie Lorenzo Apr 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Alison was amazing! A true professional. Complete novice and left feeling more confident. I’ll definitely be coming back! Could not recommend more. All materials were provided too!

Jewellery Making class review by Natalie Lorenzo - London

Stephanie Juniat Mar 2023

I had so much fun! Alison was lovely and I loved the she explained what was happening at each step of the way so I could understand why we were doing things a certain way. There were only two of us and Alison was very attentive to make sure we were doing things right and safely. It was a hands on experience and I am so chuffed with my ring.

Jewellery Making class review by Stephanie Juniat - London

Anna Lomeiko Mar 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Alison is a real jewellery master and excellent teacher! Every step was explained quite clear and was informative. So glad I attended her classes!

Jewellery Making class review by Anna Lomeiko - London

Lilly Wood Mar 2023

A really fun experience. We learnt a lot, pitched really well. Left with a real sense of satisfaction and an amazing end product.

Sophie Abbott-Strugnell Feb 2023

Had the most amazing experience with my friend making rings. She even replied fast when I had trouble booking and helped me resolve it as well as doing a different time to help us out due to only being free that day. She explained the whole process step by step and at the end recommended other courses/experiences that we would enjoy!

Freya Hope Feb 2023

Alison was amazing - I came as a total beginner and left with a beautiful ring! I really appreciated how she guided us through step by step, explaining each stage of the process and giving a demo before we had a go, and then being really attentive throughout to make sure we were OK. We got to try out loads of different tools throughout the process, and it was great to be in a silversmiths workshop. A really great experience!

Jessica Langley Feb 2023

Really enjoyed the class. Alison made the class really informative and fun. Wearing my ring everyday.

Simon Villiers Feb 2023

Alison was lovely and very knowledgeable and accommodating. The small class size was a big plus to get lots of hands on time. Very pleased with the class!

Meredith Reeve Feb 2023

I absolutely loved today’s class. Alison was friendly, helpful, patient and incredibly knowledgeable. I learned such an amazing amount in this 3 hour period and am thrilled to have come away with my own handmade ring! I couldn’t recommend Alison’s class highly enough and I’ll be back!

Jewellery Making class review by Meredith Reeve - London

Sharron Lathey Feb 2023

Allison was wonderful. We were two in the class.From the moment we arrived she gave us 150%. A well equippedstudio with all materials needed. Even refreshments. We were super pleased with our rings. As my son wanted to make rings out if silver spoons, Alison tailored the tutoring to how he could go away.and try things himself once we get back home. We live in Gibraltar so not easy to get vack again, but we are keen to work with mounting simple stones in the future. We will be back. Alison is a natural born teacher and gave us so much confidence. We loved it all. Thanks you so much

Jewellery Making class review by Sharron Lathey - London

Clare Taylor Jan 2023

Very enjoyable 3 hours with Alison - and unbelieveably I made a ring - myself! Loved it.

Emma Ferrari Jan 2023

Alison was wonderful, my partner and I had a great time!
She is very knowledgeable and explains everything in a very detailed and comprehensible way!

We highly recommended, it was well worth it!

Alanah Lenten Jan 2023

Alison was absolutely lovely! She made us feel so comfortable and we had a good laugh whilst learning lots of new things.

The location is good, it’s about 10 min walk from Holborn station so easy to get to and really cool to see her workshop. All materials and equipment were provided so good value for money, we left with a lovely ring each.

It was cool to make it from start to finish and see the process come together with great hands-on moments so we really felt proud of ourselves seeing our end product!

We Learnt a variety of methods and Alison gave great advice on next steps if we want to continue our jewellery making journey!

We would definitely recommend this workshop to our friends and family, a really fun day, thoroughly enjoyed!

Thank you!

Taster Silver Ring Making Class review by Alanah Lenten - London

Max Mackenzie Dec 2022

This class was amazing. Very interactive and lovely atmosphere. Alison is incredible at what she does and shares her passion and extensive knowledge all throughout the session!
Alison made sure we were involved every step of the way, really getting us to understand the steps and how they work. We were so happy with the rings we made and felt accomplished with the fact that we had done the work with Alison guiding us the whole way. The location was really cool and my partner and I will be back for the artists' open house next year!

Thomas Abel Dec 2022

Team had a great day. And absolutely loved the end product.
Would definitely recommend Alison was fab

Angela Weaver Dec 2022

Alison was very welcoming and explained the whole process step by step in great detail. With guidance, giggles and lots of patience from Alison, we both managed to make a super ring of which we are proud. Highly recommended!

Taster Silver Ring Making Class review by Angela Weaver - London

Paola Garnousset Nov 2022

Alison was great
we really enjoyed the session, Alison took time to explain everything and we learn so much. We are very happy with our new rings! Definitely recommend

Greg Wagstaff Oct 2022

The whole experience was wonderful. Alison was so so friendly and accommodating. She talks you through everything so well and you feel very confident in what you’re doing. I would highly recommend trying this class, I went with my girlfriend and we had a fantastic time, it’s a great day out and I would definitely do it again or one of Alison’s other classes.

Jewellery Making class review by Greg Wagstaff - London

Anne-Marie Cunningham Oct 2022

Fantastic,great,amazing course.Totally enjoyable in every sense.Will be looking forward to the next course.

Meerabella Shah Sep 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

I had a private class and it was great! I had very minimal knowledge of jewelry. Amazing and knowledgeable. She listened to my specific needs and made sure those were met.
Will definitely go back to her again:)

Taster Silver Ring Making Class review by Meerabella Shah - London

Nicoletta Grifo Sep 2022

Alison was a pleasure to spend time with and learn from. She is so kind, patient and knowledgeable . Thank you very much We will definitely come back!

Rose Atkinson Sep 2022

Very fun and accessible intro to metalworking/jewellery-making, with a helpful and supportive teacher. And I have a lovely ring now!

Elena Tully Sep 2022

Great morning making silver rings with Alison Flanders (teacher) & my teenage daughter. Alison was very patient, thorough & methodical process and engage with us through your , giving us confidence and add the workshop enjoyable. The time flew and we’re really pleased by our finished products, two beautiful silver rings! I’d recommend the class - and Alison - to anyone especially parents & teenagers or group of friends. All materials, tools & drinks/snacks provided and looking forward to rebooking another workshop with Alison!

Jewellery Making class review by Elena Tully - London

Sabina Croft Sep 2022

Alison was absolutely lovely; a super patient and knowledgeable teacher and the class was definitely great value for money because our rings turned out beautifully!

Daniel Bloch Aug 2022

Alison was the perfect teacher and host. She made us feel so welcome and relaxed. The class was very engaging and was a great balance of teaching and do it yourself. We left the class with our own personalised jewelry and couldn't be happier.

Taster Silver Ring Making Class review by Daniel Bloch - London

Benjamin Cousins Aug 2022

Really fun, I would like to go again and try some other styles of rings too!

Keterin Young Aug 2022

Alison was extremely lovely, helpful and welcoming. The workshop was very intimate, therefore, I got a hands on experience which was great! Would recommend!

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 class review by Melanie Turner - London

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

2 ClassBento workshops attended

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!

Yvonne Etherington May 2022

3 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 class review by Katie O'Connor - London

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 class review by Janet Lee - London

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

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

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!

Taster Silver Ring Making Class review by Lucie Bond - London

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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