MAKE-DAY: Kinetic Jewellery SAT 4th MAY

Date: Saturday 04 May, 2024

Start Time: 10am

End Time: 4:30pm

Venue: FORGE

You will be guided through making a silver fidget/kinetic element ring with a tube set stone. 

A kinetic fidget ring is a unique and interactive piece of jewellery designed to engage the wearer in subtle, calming movements. Unlike traditional rings, a kinetic fidget ring incorporates movable elements, often with a focus on tactile experiences. The term "kinetic" refers to the motion and movement involved in these rings.

Special discount to FORGE Friends, enter your code at checkout 

What will I make?

Crafting the Ring Shank: Learn to make a simple ring shank, setting the groundwork for your dynamic ring.

Tube and Disc Cutting: Master the art of cutting tubes and discs, essential for the moving element of your ring.

Soldering the Moving Element: Learn the intricacies is soldering and connecting the moving parts

Constructing the Frame: Choose between a rectangular or oval frame, constructing the foundation for your ring.

Stone Setting: Add the finishing touch with stone setting, enhancing the visual appeal of your creation.

What will happen on the day?

Introduction and Refreshments: Get started with a brief introduction and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee.

Demonstrations and Guidance: The tutor will outline the production stages through demonstrations and provide individual guidance.

Project Time: Apply your learning to work on your individual project.

Lunch Break: There will be a half hour lunch break, there are cafes in the are to grab lunch and a coffee to refuel for the afternoon.

Conclusion: The workshop will round off with a look at everyone’s kinetic masterpieces!

What skills do I need?

Difficulty Level: MEDIUM

You will need to have jewellery making knowledge and be confident in soldering and rub-over stone setting.

What should I bring?

- Reading glasses (if you need them!) 

- Money or card payment for optional gold plating and posting rings to you (if collecting isn't possible)

- Notebook

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?

Rebecca Ilett has been teaching Jewellery of all levels at London Colleges for the past 10 years. She has her own jewellery/ Sculpture practice and has recently exhibited at Goldsmiths Fair.

How do I get there? 

See contact page for details on public transport and parking.