Make a Ring in a Day Workshop

Make a Ring in a Day Workshop

Let's have fun making jewellery, Ideal for hens, groups

Sydney
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Craft
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Jewelry

TIME

STUDENTS

1 - 15

PRICE

pp

Description


You will learn how to design and fabricate a textured ring using various metals (copper, silver, or gold*) You will learn the basics of designing, hammering, sawing, measuring, annealing, soldering, filing, and polishing the final piece.

The basic metalsmithing techniques of mark making will be explored using multiple hammers, letter stamps, number stamps and other tools. You will then have the opportunity to create your unique design.

*The gold can be 9k, 14k, or 18k. it can be used as an accent. This can be determined at the class setting.



Aside from this class, this teacher also has the following coming up:


Regular classes can have up to 6 students; however this teacher can take up to 15 students for special events.

Booking larger group events is easy. Just Request it.

library_books Knowledge Required

None, just a desire to create beautiful jewellery from scratch.

build What to bring

Images of any jewellery ideas you might like to draw inspiration from
Pen and paper or notebook to take notes if you like
Enclosed shoes
No loose clothing (as they may get caught in equipment)
Hair tied back

Location




Redfern, NSW

Exact location is anonymised for privacy. You'll get the specific address after booking.

Teacher

Victoria White
Victoria White
(Gems Rocks Bling)

27 years Jewellery design experience

4.9   (8)


I am Victoria White, a one-woman dynamo/mad scientist/designer, & maker of crafts.

Coming from an Art History background, my love for art, the history of man, and pretty shiny things came together while being pregnant with my daughter and working for the Museum of African American Art in Florida. I fell in love with African trade beads. They were historical in context, heavy with human drama, an artefact, an antique, pretty, and were relatively cheap. Pairing the few trade beads I had with semi-precious stones and sterling silver wire, I began to make my first wrapped earrings for fun. It was very therapeutic and relaxing until my husband at the time saw the box of earrings I had made, took them to work, and presented me with a box of money that afternoon, after having sold them all to his work colleagues! And that is how all this madness began. That was a bit over 25 years ago. And here we are now.

I am not your typical jeweller. I aim for grand pieces with fabulous stones, thus the term rockstar. The rocks I deal with are sparkly and precious. I own and manage Gems, Rocks, Bling in Sydney, working from my Surry Hills studio. I specialise in bespoke one of a kind pieces featuring precious stones & metals. I also facilitate jewellery classes for groups and individuals.

My first love is of course jewels, but leather is a close second. I revel in the feel of beautiful buttery leather and discovered I loved creating items from it when I decided to make and design packaging for my jewellery.


Teacher's gallery


Verified review for this class

5

By (attended on 9 Mar 2019)


I really loved the class. Victoria is a lovely teacher, she's very thorough and can really transmit her passion for ring making to the student. The class is in her living room with kitchenette, which makes it really cozy.
You will learn all of the steps of making a ring, perform some of the activities (Sawing, Annealing, bending the silver etc..) and for the majority of the tasks you will rely on Victoria's expert hands to get to your very own hand-crafted silver ring. Recommended!

Q&A

I am wondering if people ever make their own wedding bands this way?
Sam

Congratulations, Yes, this is an ideal way to create your own wedding bands. The course would be a bespoke one for you and your partner, and we would spend some time discussing ideas, materials(combinations of), stones to be incorporated if desired. Also, the costs would be determined based on what metals you choose to use.
We could keep it elegantly simple, or get quirky and cute. Just in get in touch and we can discuss options. I am looking forward to hearing from you. 

1. Will we create a ring by the end of the course? 2. Will we be able to keep the ring we create? 3. I would be keen to create my own wedding band in white gold. Can I do it in this course and would it come at an extra charge?
Sam

Yes at the end of the course you will have created a ring and you will be able to keep it.
Yes we can create a wedding band in white gold, however you will have to purchase the gold necessary to create it.


  
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