Make a Ring in a Day Workshop

Beginner

Is it really possible to make a sterling silver ring in one day from scratch – with no experience at all? Well, it certainly is at SquarePeg Studios.  In this one intensive day workshop we guide you through process so you learn everything you need to make a sterling silver ring band.

Want something more intensive? Check out our Beginners Jewellery Making Course.

 

Course Skill Level:

For those starting out on their jewellery making journey!


course details

  • $190 inc GST
  • All day session
  • Saturday or Sunday, 10am to 4pm


We had an amazing day! Thank you so much Erin for all your help and guidance. It was so much fun and a gift to treasure forever

— Tanya and Tony, Happy Students


ABOUT THE COURSE

The Make a Ring in a Day is a great introduction to jewellery making – teaching all the fundamentals needed to produce a unique sterling silver ring. And it’s also a lot of fun!

This one-day jewellery making course makes a great gift and is a great introduction for students who would like to see if they enjoy working with metal. It’s perfect for those who would like to make a ring for themselves, for a partner or friend.

Students experiment and sample copper (some make a copper ring first) and then incorporate these new skills into a sterling silver band. All tools and materials, including copper and a silver strip, are provided.

What You'll Learn

What students learn

How to size your ring – either to make it for yourself or for a partner or friend (if you are thinking of making a ring for someone else, please bring along the ring size or ring in the size you want to make)

Metal cutting – students are taught how to saw-pierce metal using professional jewellery saw frames

Texturing and stamping – whether it’s a hammered texture, or stamping with letter stamps on metal, we have a range of tools for students to experiment with

Roller printing – learn how to impress directly on to metal using a specialist rolling mill. Print with feathers, leaves, fabric, art papers, hand cut stencils and much more

Soldering – using special jewellery torches students learn how to anneal and solder metal to join the silver together to make a ring band

Finishing – learn how to file and use emery paper to give your ring a final finish

Patinate – use our special blackening compound to highlight parts of your design

What students make

A sterling silver ring band, designed and made by you!

CLASS SIZE

To ensure that students have the best learning experience, this course has a small class size of only eight students


Practicalities

What is included

Base metal sheet and wire

Sterling silver for your first ring

All the consumables you need to make your projects (ie saw blades, emery paper and drill bits) as well as all the hand tools and equipment you need.

Tea or coffee and yummy biscuits

What do you need to bring

A notebook and pen/pencil

An apron

Covered shoes

Your ideas and creativity

Safety

We take safety very seriously at SquarePeg. All students must wear proper enclosed shoes (no sandals or thongs), long pants or skirts and have long hair tied back. We provide safety equipment and training on how to use all relevant equipment.

Our Tutors

Why choose a jewellery making course at SquarePeg Studios?

Our courses are taught by highly experienced and passionate teachers who are practising contemporary jewellers. This is the closest to an accredited course – without the assignments, stress and cost – that Sydney has to offer. Students not only gain the satisfaction of designing and hand-making their own piece of jewellery they also have the opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at a contemporary professional jewellery studio while learning great new skills in jewellery techniques and design.

Meet your tutor

Contemporary jeweller Erin Keys creates graphic works based on ideas in mark making, using traditional jewellery making techniques and laser cutting technology. Her practice involves developing work for exhibition, production and sale. Living in Bosnia Herzegovina 2006-2008, Erin taught creative workshops to Romani children before joining the JamFactory’s Metal Design Studio. After completing the 2 year tenure Erin spent 10 months at Australia's iconic Gray Street Workshop; an invaluable residency in her career and personal development. Moving to Sydney in 2010 she joined SquarePeg Studios, a workshop for emerging and established jewellers to work together in a creative and supportive environment, where she is an active tenant, mentor and teacher. As a Design Developer at Dinosaur Designs, a manufacturer of homewares and jewellery, Erin worked in a small team developing and prototyping designs. 


Excellent course - great patient teacher, well paced lesson, interesting information without an overload of technical jargon! Highly recommended

— Michelle, Happy Student


Make a Ring in a Day Workshop

  • $190 inc GST
  • Saturday or Sunday, 10am to 4pm

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