MAKE-DAY Stone Set Ring SAT 08 JUNE
Date: Saturday 08 June, 2024
Start Time: 10am
End Time: 4:30pm
Learn to make a sterling silver ring set with a single faceted stone in this beginner’s class whilst discovering essential jewellery making techniques such as forming, soldering, setting, and polishing. You will be guided through this class with demonstrations and one to one support from your tutor.
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What will I make?
You will make a single sterling silver ring set with a 4mm faceted cubic zirconia stone.
What will happen on the day?
You will begin the day looking at different examples of what you will be making, and by choosing your ring profile and stone colour. Once you have measured your finger, you will saw your piece of silver to the correct length, file up the ends, solder into a ring and then form to fit your finger.
After forming the ring, you will then saw off a piece of tubing and file to fit the profile of the ring. This will then be soldered onto the ring shank and cleaned up. Once the ring has been pre polished, you will cut the seat for the stone, and set the stone into the ring. The final step is to polish the ring to a high polish or matte finish.
What skills do I need?
Difficulty Level: MEDIUM
No previous experience needed, just a steady hand, a little patience and willingness to give it a go!
What should I bring?
- Reading glasses (if you need them!)
- Apron if you wish to protect your clothing.
What should I wear?
Clothes: Casual and not too precious as they may get a bit dusty or damaged. Avoid long, loose fitting sleeves and anything that might catch or get caught whilst you are working.
Shoes: Casual flat shoes and no open toed sandals in case you drop a hammer or something hot on them!
Hair: Tie long hair back.
Who is my instructor?
Rachel Plassard is an experienced jeweller with a maximalist style. Her work reinterprets the traditional ornament, taking inspiration from highly decorative styles throughout history such as greek headdresses and baroque frames. In creating these opulent pieces she utilises many jeweling techniques such as etching, roller printing, keum boo, gold plating and oxidising. Rachel's mastery of jeweling techniques makes her the ideal instructor to guide you through the process of making your own ring.
How do I get there?
See contact page for details on public transport and parking.