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 informative one day workshop we guide you through the process so you learn everything you need to make a sterling silver ring band.

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

 

Course Skill Level:

For those starting out on their jewellery making journey!


course details

  • $215 inc GST
  • One Day - 6 hours tuition
  • Weekends - either a Saturday or Sunday, 10am to 4pm


We had such a great day and left with a professional looking silver ring! The day goes at a pace for beginners, with the chance to practice on copper before making the silver ring. Would highly recommend to anyone considering.

— Mareaka, 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 lovely 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 a 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 seven 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.

Payment Options

Enroll below – you can secure your place on the spot!

Or, take advantage of our payment by installments option to secure your place:

Pay a 40% deposit followed by a 30%  payment six weeks out from your course, and the final 30% payment three weeks ahead of the course start date.

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.

Emily Copp

Meet your tutor

Emily Copp ~ Emily is a Sydney based creative who works with diverse materials and technologies. She has presented work in many group shows, as well as exhibiting solo. Environmental and ethical concerns inform and motivate her works which include jewellery forms and tableware objects within her practice.

She is a resident artist and director at SquarePeg Studios alongside teaching various classes in SquarePeg Studio's classroom. Emily also moonlights at the University of NSW Art and Design Campus.

 
“I love the alchemy of transforming ideas into materialised design through the varied efforts and explorations of making.”

Emily Copp 'Boundless' 18k white gold and Australian Parti Sapphire
Danielle Lo

Meet your tutor

Danielle Lo -  Danielle’s practice has a deep focus on presence and place, emulating forms of nature within her surroundings. The works are an intimate physical exploration of conceptual ideas, achieved through the use of shapes, form, line, colour and textural elements. Danielle predominately works in silver and enamel, using traditional silversmithing techniques Upon finishing her Advanced Diploma in Jewellery and Objects at Enmore Design Centre (2014), Danielle went on to complete a Bachelor of Visual Arts majoring in Jewellery and Object at Sydney College of Arts (2016) and has finished the JamFactory Associate Training Program (2018) in the Metal and Jewellery Studio.  

Danielle Lo earrings

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

  • $215 inc GST
  • Pay in Instalments Available
  • Weekends - either a Saturday or Sunday, 10am to 4pm

course dates

QUESTIONS?

Need more info?  We're happy to hear from you.


Directors: Emily on 0402 697 557 or Kim on 0407 803 003