Make Your Own Gemstone Ring Workshop

Get hands on guidance to make your own gemstone ring



7.5 hours Class size 1 to 5

label $230 (or 4 payments of $57.50 Afterpay)

In this hands-on one-day workshop, "gemstonelux" in the Blue Mountains, you will learn the techniques to create a made-to-measure ring with a stone handmade by you!

During this full-day workshop, you’ll be taken through the steps to creating a beautiful piece of jewellery featuring a semi-precious cabochon set in sterling silver. You'll learn to make the entire piece, including the ring band, which will fit your finger perfectly, so you will be able to wear your ring home after the workshop.

First, you’ll learn how to work with metal, first using copper to practice cutting and soldering. Then move on to creating your own beautiful sterling silver ring with a gemstone. You’ll learn to size the bezel needed for a stone, cut the right length of your bezel wall, saw out the backplate of the setting, solder a setting together, polish your piece, and finally set your stone to create your stunning, unique piece of jewellery.

You'll be able to choose the type/colour/size of round cabochon gemstone. Standard size gemstones will be included in the workshop fee.

You're also welcome to bring your own cabochon gemstone to set in your ring, as long as it has been approved prior to the workshop.

What techniques are covered?

  • Soldering a sterling silver strip to a ring band
  • Pickle and polishing
  • Stone setting techniques for cabochon stones
  • Finishing your ring

This workshop is great for those who have a little bit of experience in jewellery and preferably have taken one of Fran’s other jewellery workshops.

Set in the Blue Mountains, Lady Bird Studio / Karinya has expansive views over a valley of trees and the property backs onto the national park. BYO your lunch, take a break, enjoy the view from the studio and chatting with other students.

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


Knowledge required
This workshop is suitable for those who have done other silver workshops or have a little bit of experience with jewellery making.
 
What you'll get
  • All materials and equipment
  • A gemstone cabochon – you’ll be able to select from a wide variety
  • 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

Fran Cane is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.

Additional precautions taken: Strict cleaning measures are in place in the workshop space.

Location

Ladybird Design - 43 Valley Road, Wentworth Falls NSW

Your teacher
Fran Cane
Fran Cane
(Lady Bird Design)

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Fran is a visual artist, explorer and connector.

Fran is a local jewellery artisan, Ladybird Design, creating bespoke jewellery for over ten years. Ladybird Design is where each jewellery piece is a unique design and individually handcrafted.

Fran has always been creative and has a Bachelor of Arts, Visual Arts. She has been painting, card making and creating collages for over 27 years.

Since moving to Blue Mountains in 2017, Fran has continued to create art, mainly bespoke jewellery and teaches workshops on jewellery, painting, card making, collage, printing and bees wax wraps.

She'd like to share the joy of creating and making with you.

Verified reviews

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Kate McConville Dec 2021


Fran is the most hospitable and warm teacher Ive ever had. She is incredibly welcoming and provided an excellent experience. Her new studio is set up perfectly for what we were doing and even had adjustable height chairs. It was hard to make a choice with the gems as she had so many to choose from and all beautiful. Good value is an understatement and how do you measure companionship? With this advanced workshop Im finally feeling more confident with cutting materials and soldering.

Barbara Callan Nov 2021


I Loved this class. Fran is such a great teacher and I feel very confident in her ability and the finished product is testament to that. A lot of fun too.
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