MAKE-DAY: Spinner Ring SAT 10 MAY 2025

Date: Saturday 10 May, 2025

Start Time: 10am

End Time: 4:30pm

Venue: FORGE

In this class you will learn essential jewellery making techniques including sawing, soldering, shaping and texturing whilst making a beautiful kinetic spinner ring.

Special discount to FORGE Friends, enter your code at checkout 

What will I make?

You will make a spinner ring exploring techniques such as texture, twisting, soldering and forming. 

What will happen on the day?

You will start the session getting to know your fellow makers, and looking at examples of what you will be making. You will also be supplied with everything you need including pad, pencil, silver and tools.

After measuring the finger you'd like to wear your ring on we will work out how much silver you will need. You will then bend and form the silver to make your ring, and solder and texture them before applying a bright or satin finish. 

For and additional £30 per ring you can also opt to yellow gold or, rose gold plate you rings for that extra richness or contrast.  This is outsourced to professional platers so will need to be collected or posted to you a few week later.

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! Don't worry if you feel you're not artistic or creative, you will be taken through the whole process step by step.

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)

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?

Vicki Barfoot is an award winning jeweller with over 25 years experience. 

How do I get there? 

See contact page for details on public transport and parking.