Make a Silver Ring in a Day Workshop

Learn how to make a silver ring designed by you



5.5 hours Class size 1 to 4 (public classes), 3 to 5

label $170 - $180 ($180 per guest when you book for 1+ guests, $170 for 3+ guests)

In this hands-on workshop, "ringworks" you will learn techniques to make a ring designed and hand made by you!

Set in the Blue Mountains, Lady Bird Studio / Karinya which has expansive views over a valley of trees, the property backs onto the national park.

You will begin learning how to work with metal, first using copper to practice saw-piercing and texturing which will help develop your idea. Then move on to creating your own beautiful sterling silver ring.

With time to focus and hone your skills, this class, open to all levels, is the perfect starting point to get creative and make some fabulous wearable piece of your own design.

The workshop is for beginners or anyone with some experience. All materials will be provided at no extra cost.

Essential techniques covered:

  • Metal cutting – learn how to saw-pierce metal using professional jewellery saw frames
  • Texturing and stamping – whether it’s a hammered texture or stamping, there is a range of tools to experiment with
  • Anneal and Soldering – using special jewellery torches watch how to anneal metal and solder
  • Finishing – learn how to file and use emery paper to give your earrings a final finish.

BYO your lunch, take a break, enjoy the view from the studio and chatting with other class participants.

Please note: The workshop will only go ahead if there are two or more participants - anyone booked will be moved to a new date that suits them.


Knowledge required
Perfect for beginners.
 
What you'll get
  • All materials and equipment
  • A piece of copper and silver provided. An apron will also be provided to help protect your clothes.
  • Morning tea provided with a selection of tea and coffee
What to bring
  • Enthusiasm and ideas.
  • BYO lunch.
  • Wear comfortable clothes as you will be working with tools (an apron is provided). You must wear closed in shoes and long hair must be tied back.
Location

Wentworth Falls, NSW

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

Make a Silver Ring in a Day Workshop location
Your teacher
Fran Cane
Fran Cane
(Lady Bird Design)

5.0 (301)
Instagram followers3k

Fran is an artist; an educator, neither overshadows, they simply entwine and enrich one another.

At a young age Fran discovered the value of creating art in her daily life. The act of art helped Fran express her identity. The process of developing an idea, especially with jewellery, seeing that idea come to completion by Fran's own hand filled her with satisfaction and accomplishment.  Fran began to see how creating art helped other aspects of my life and learning.

Fran is inspired by nature, patterns, form and texture. Each created piece portrays a slice of life, a perspective of the world in which we all live. Her mediums span painting and jewellery to collage and stitching. They all bring joy, though not everything turns out how she envisaged.

In particular Fran sees the unique design and individually handcrafted nature of bespoke jewellery as an ornamental way of extending personal self-expression. During the creative process, she is mindful that someone will be wearing the piece and it will come alive only when it finds its owner.

Fran is most comfortable in the studio classroom teaching art than in any other place or endeavour. It fills her soul to help others learn by exposing them to tools, materials and techniques of Fran's trade and then develop their skills and confidence in the creative medium.

Through support, conversation and laughter, I set a welcoming scene of free expression.

Ladybird Design Creative Studio is the culmination of creating a life around my passions of art, jewellery and teaching. It frees Fran to take a piece of silver, blank canvas or paper, turn it into a beautiful thing and share it with the world every day. Fran believes now more than ever that pursuing one’s passions makes life more colourful and vibrant, gives us pleasure and purpose, but most of all it reminds us of who we are.

Fran would love to share the joy of creating and making with you.

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Lindy Aug 2023


It was a very fun day , Fran was a great teacher and we all came home with fantastic ring

Jocelyn Munster May 2023


The teacher was greeat. She was very thorough. She gave me a good understanding of what i was doing. She watched what was doing and corrected and guided me on each step of making a silver ring. It was excellent.

Marita Fegan Mar 2023


My partner and I LOVED this class and are so happy with the rings we made! Fran is an excellent teacher and provided us with all the guidance and help that we needed to make some lovely rings. Neither of us had any metalworking experience and yet Fran was able to teach us how to make our rings in just a few hours! The location is lovely, her home has a beautiful garden and she has two lovely pets. I would highly recommend this class as a gift to a loved one or a fun activity to do with friends. Thanks so much Fran!

Make a Silver Ring in a Day Workshop review by Marita Fegan - Blue Mountains

Abbie-Rose Anya Jan 2023


I had an amazing time! I learnt so much about ring making, and it was very hands on. Going home with something that you made yourself for the first time was such a good feeling, and the teacher was very helpful and welcoming.

Alison Wheeler Jan 2023


Great workshop. Fran is a patient and generous teacher and provides a beautiful space to learn.

Sue Jan 2023


Fantastic workshop. Load’s of fun. The ring turned out really nice. If you are looking for a jewellery workshop go and see Fran

Leah Wallis Dec 2022


Fran's studio is well equipped, tidy and in a beautiful setting. This was a great course for beginners and Fran was encouraging and knowledgeable. Thanks Fran (and Coco) for a lovely morning. I love my jewellery and enjoyed learning some new skills.

Mylie Jersey Nov 2022


Fran is an excellent teacher, it was a fabulous day, I thoroughly enjoyed it and I am thrilled with my ring and the fact that I was able to make it myself. Fran is very encouraging and helpful. The venue is a delight. Beautifully set up with lots of art everywhere, lots of light, a great view and a snoring dog for ambience. Fran's letter of what to bring was excellent. Every other course I've done something is left off, but Fran's was perfect even reminding us to bring reading glasses for close up work. I will definitely do more of her classes.

Jewellery Making class review by Mylie Jersey - Blue Mountains

Jodie Cook Nov 2022


Fran is a great teacher, very thorough and very good at explaining how to do things and also fixes your mistakes

Isle Zou Sep 2022


Fran teaches with enthusiasm and patience to each student and she provides samples and pictures you may refer to, which makes it easier to start. There will be practice before you make your real ring. The whole process is fun and worth the price!

Monique Jaccoud Sep 2022


Thank you for the Opportunity to make a beautiful unique silver ring. It was a pleasure to spend the day learning a new craft and enjoying the serenity of ladybird studio in the blue mountains.

Lyn Wotton Aug 2022


Neither of us have ever made jewellery before. This workshop is wonderful for beginners, Fran made us very comfortable, she has a great space to learn in, so much knowledge that she willingly shares and went through the process in logical easy to follow steps. Fran is clearly a talented craftswoman/artisan. Can't wait to be part of future workshops. We both love the rings we made.

Jewellery Making class review by Lyn Wotton - Blue Mountains

Deb Norwood Jul 2022


I did this workshop with my family in a small group of 4, and we had an absolutely delightful day. Fran was a fantastic teacher, guiding us through the process and teaching us lots of little tips (and helping out all of us when we needed!). Her witty remarks throughout the day were also very entertaining! I highly recommend taking any lesson with Fran.

Jewellery Making class review by Deb Norwood - Blue Mountains

Elizabeth Bestow Apr 2022


Fran knows how to run a workshop for complete beginners, years of teaching experience make her calm and encouraging. She has a way of drawing out people's own style without projecting her own, and seems to enjoy each student's efforts. I am happy with the scarf ring I made.

Julie Roughley Nov 2021


Fran made everything perfect, even for me who is creatively challenged! I have a great appreciation of jewellery making & when I have more time, I’ll definitely do another class

Sam Cook Nov 2021


Fran was so lovely and easy going, we learnt so much about making silver rings in this workshop.
All of the materials provided were high quality and very well set up. It was an intimate setting for learning, which I enjoyed very much. Fran organised a morning tea and was very dedicated to making this class something special and unique to us.
I Would HIGHLY recommend this class and any class that Fran hosts for that matter.

Jewellery Making class review by Sam Cook - Blue Mountains

Mike Oct 2021


My family of four, which included two mid-teens, did this workshop yesterday. Everyone totally enjoyed the experience.

Fran was warm and approachable, so easy to be with. Her studio was really comfortable and well laid out. She explained everything clearly, what the tools were for and how to use them. She was really engaging throughout the time we were there and supportive with any questions we had.

We did not lack any materials we needed. We even had a lovely lunch and afternoon tea together with her, and enjoyed the amazing views of the blue mountains!

We now all have beautiful and well fitting rings! Definitely happy to do another workshop with Fran.

Eleanor Butcher Oct 2021


My family of four, which included two mid-teens, did this workshop yesterday. Everyone totally enjoyed the experience.

Fran was warm and approachable, so easy to be with. Her studio was really comfortable and well laid out. She explained everything clearly, what the tools were for and how to use them. She was really engaging throughout the time we were there and supportive with any questions we had.

We did not lack any materials we needed. We even had a lovely lunch and afternoon tea together with her, and enjoyed the amazing views of the blue mountains!

We now all have beautiful and well fitting rings! Definitely happy to do another workshop with Fran.

Make a Silver Ring in a Day Workshop review by Eleanor Butcher - Blue Mountains

Eleanor Butcher Oct 2021


My family of four, which included two mid-teens, did this workshop yesterday. Everyone totally enjoyed the experience.

Fran was warm and approachable, so easy to be with. Her studio was really comfortable and well laid out. She explained everything clearly, what the tools were for and how to use them. She was really engaging throughout the time we were there and supportive with any questions we had.

We did not lack any materials we needed. We even had a lovely lunch and afternoon tea together with her, and enjoyed the amazing views of the blue mountains!

We now all have beautiful and well fitting rings! Definitely happy to do another workshop with Fran.

Jewellery Making class review by Eleanor Butcher - Blue Mountains

Mona Hope May 2021


Great workshop and facilitation. Fran ran a great workshop, despite her injury.Studio venue and quality materials provided to make our stunning rings.
Amazing value for money! Highly recommend.

Jewellery Making class review by Mona Hope - Blue Mountains

Helen Hodgetts May 2021


Small group workshop to make a silver ring. Fran was a great teacher and guided us through the process successfully, learning lots of new skills along the way.
Very happy with end result (and great nibbles too!:)

Serena Preston Mar 2021


Beautiful location, fabulous spot well set up to learn something new and spend your afternoon.

Jeanne Fourie Mar 2021


In the beautiful Blue Mountains you’ll find a quaint studio and Fran. I’ve done similar workshops, but felt that I also gained knowledge from Fran instead of only walking out with the product

Michelle Bird Mar 2021


Absolutely loved the class! Fran is a great teacher who is very patient and helpful. Great experience and learnt many skills. Would definitely recommend!

Jewellery Making class review by Michelle Bird - Blue Mountains

Kat Tran Mar 2021


Fran was sucgh a fantastic and dedicated teacher. She helped us make our wedding bands and we would have it no other way! The instruction was clear, all the materials provided, just need to bring yourself for a fun time! Thanks so much Fran!

Make a Silver Ring in a Day Workshop review by Kat Tran - Blue Mountains

Kylie Dobrowolski Feb 2021


Fran wa fabulous, instructive and patient.
Her home is lovely and great venue. She provided everything we needed and great value for money. Thanks

Scarlett Nalpas Feb 2021


Awesome workshop, and great ring at the end of the class.
Highly recommended.
Everything was great.

Troy Kelly Jan 2021


Fran was a wonderful teacher who tailored the class to the ability and capacity of her students. The location was lovely and the facilities and equipment were of good quality. Under Fran's guidance and assistance I was able to make a ring for my partner that she absolutely loves. Very pleased I took Fran's class and will definitely consider more. Great value too!

Christa Roessler Jan 2021


Excellent day, made loads and even got birthday cake. Thanks Fran! Can highly recommend it!

Colleen McMenamin Dec 2020


Fran is a great teacher. Everything was clearly explained and support provided as needed. As a complete beginner I went home with a beautiful handmade ring. I recommend this class.

Jewellery Making class review by Colleen McMenamin - Blue Mountains

Susie Reardon Nov 2020


Making a ring in just 5 hrs ( with help of course) was really satisfying, l was chuffed with the result , Fran is a great , supportive teacher , she provides everything you need in her lovely home .l would not hesitate to go again .

Simone Finch Nov 2020


Fantastic class & result. Fran is a talented & patient teacher. I was nervous about my skills but she soon had me feeling confident about my design. I adore my ring & will wear it often.

Jewellery Making class review by Simone Finch - Blue Mountains

Sue Mitchell Nov 2020


The class was fun , I jumped out of my comfort zone , Fran was so helpful in guiding me through the process, it turned out much better than I expected
I’m really pleased and excited to do another workshop

Corrie O'Brien Oct 2020


Fran was the most wonderful instructor I’ve ever had. The materials and tools she allowed us to use were such high quality. She was so patient, kind and informative. She provided tea, coffee, snacks, love, and most important animal pats. I’ve walked away with a love for jewellery making. We’ve all agreed to rebook next year to do ring making part 2.

Kylie Scott Sep 2020


This was a great workshop with great company! We really enjoyed this workshop, well worth it!

Jacoba Coombes Sep 2020


We loved it
So easy to get to
We had a great day
Thankyou for having us

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