Make a Ring in a Day Workshop

Two sterling silver rings one with sandpaper texture and one with a leaf imprinted

Is it really possible to make a unique sterling silver ring in one day from scratch? with no experience at all? At SquarePeg Studios it is.

In this fast-paced and fun, one day workshop your experienced tutor guides you through the foundation skills of metalsmithing.

Play with metal saws and cut silver, play with hammers to texture and shape your metal, play with fire and learn to solder your ring!

Experience all the steps required to make your own sterling silver ring. There is nothing better than wearing your own creation!

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At A Glance

  • $230 inc GST
  • Fast-paced & fun workshop
  • Saturday or Sunday | 10 am to 4 pm
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Such a brilliant day! Danielle was the most wonderful tutor- instructive, hands-on but also happy to give students space to do their thing (and then come back for the rescue when needed)! So happy with my experience and ended up with a lovely ring and new skills I will adore.

Lauren, 2021

ABOUT THE COURSE

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

This is a great one day experience and is perfect to do solo, with a friend or book the whole class for a special occasion.

Make a Ring in a Day is also a brilliant introduction for people who would like to see if they enjoy working with metal before continuing to a longer-form class.

Students experiment and sample on copper and then incorporate these new skills into a sterling silver band.

All tools and materials, including copper and sterling silver required to make your ring, are included, just turn up ready to get making.

Make a Ring in a Day is perfect for those who would like to make a ring for themselves, for a partner or for a friend.

Are you ready to dive into something more immersive? Check out our Beginners Jewellery Making Course.


What To Expect

What You 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 You Make

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

Class Size

Small class size.

To ensure an excellent experience for our students we cap this class at 7.

Practicalities

What is included

  • A Materials Pack valued at $25 including the Sterling silver to make your ring, base metal ie. copper and brass sheet and wire for sampling and playing.
  • All the consumables you need to make your projects. That means saw blades for cutting, solder for soldering and emery paper for polishing your ring, ready to wear.
  • All the hand tools and equipment you need to make your projects
  • Selection of teas, coffee and yummy biscuits

What to Bring

  • A notebook and pen/pencil
  • Lunch
  • Your enthusiasm

Safety

  • We take safety very seriously at SquarePeg.
  • All students must wear 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

  • Enrol below – you can secure your place on the spot!
  • Enrol early and take advantage of our payment by instalments option to spread the payments out over three payments. This option is offered at check out.
  • 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.

Is the date you would like to join sold out?

Please send us an email to register your interest and to go on a waitlist. mail@squarepegstudios.com.au

What a fun creative workshop! The day flew by as we were taught by the knowledgeable and talented Mel. Her patience needs a shout-out too because I was definitely the least naturally talented of the group but she made sure to answer all my questions and guide me into making a beautiful ring!

Daniela, 2021

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 smiling at camera whilst seatedat jewellers bench with an alight jewellers torch

Emily Copp

Emily is a Sydney based contemporary jeweller who works with diverse materials and technologies such as 3D printing alongside traditional silversmithing. Her practice spans jewellery and object design. She has presented work in many group shows, as well as exhibiting solo. Emily earned her Advanced Diploma in Jewellery & Object Design at The Design Centre Enmore (2014). Emily is a resident artist at SquarePeg Studios and teaches various classes in the studio's classroom. In 2017 Emily became a Director at SquarePeg.

Emily also spends a few days a week as a sessional lecturer and technical officer at the University of NSW Art and Design Campus in the Jewellery, Metal & Wood workshops.

“I love the alchemy of transforming ideas into materialised design through the varied efforts and explorations of making.”
'Boundless' ring in 18 karat white gold and Australian Sapphire by Emily Copp

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

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