MAKE-DAY: Stack Rings Sat 21 Oct

Date: Saturday 21 October, 2023

Start Time: 11am

End Time: 2.00PM

Venue: FORGE

Discover your inner jewellery artist at our Silver Stack Ring Workshop, right in the heart of Hatton Garden, London's jewellery epicentre!

At FORGE, you'll be crafting two of your own unique silver stack rings on the ground floor, surrounded by stunning jewellery created by independent makers. Let their artistry inspire your creativity as you embark on your jewellery-making journey.

Our expert instructor, will guide you through the process, teaching you how to form, bend, solder, and texture silver. No experience needed, just come with an open mind and a willingness to explore your creative side.

By the end of the workshop, you'll not only take home two beautiful rings that you've personally crafted but also leave with newfound jewellery-making knowledge and skills that will last a lifetime.

Price is per person.

What will I make?

You will make three silver stack rings using a variety of different techniques to form and texture your rings which you can mix and match and stack together.

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 rings on we will work out how much silver you will need. You will then bend and form the silver to make your rings, 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.

We will end with a little glass of Prosecco or, non-alcoholic beverage if preferred, to admire your creative achievements!

What skills do I need?

Difficulty Level: EASY

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, an award winning jeweller and tutor with over 25 years experience in the jewellery trade. 

How do I get there? 

See contact page for details on public transport and parking.