Introduction to jewllery: Ring making

Start your jewellery making journey today! Take home three completed rings by the end of the course as you learn the skills of forming, saw piercing, filing, soldering and finishing.

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Teacher Date Day Time Sessions Fee Enrol
Sabine Pagan 25 July Tuesday 6-9pm 10 $650 Enrolments closed

Course outline

  • Week 1-2:  fabrication of a simple band, introducing basic skills in forming, saw piercing, filing, soldering and finishing
  • Week 3-5: fabrication of a band featuring a central detail; participants will each design and make a form that can be soldered onto the plain band, bringing an individual touch to the ring
  • Week 6-10: fabrication of a fitted sleeve ring; the fitted sleeve is comprised of two rings, one of which fits over the other. Typically the outside band is saw-pierced, and then soldered onto a plain band, giving the design more depth.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this course, you should:

  • have an understanding of the process of ring making, from the use of an ingot all the way to the finished product
  • have skills in handling and using the tools of the trade: measuring tools, jewellery sawframe; various files and pliers; burs and drill bits etc.
  • have basic jewellery skills, including, cutting, joining, forming, finishing
  • have made up to three rings depending on individual skills and working pace
  • be able to sketch/design to be transferred onto metal.

Who should enrol

Any individual interested in creative processes and developing hand skills in jewellery making.

Course materials

Workshop materials will be provided in class. You will need to bring the following to each class:

  • enclosed shoes and casual clothing
  • a pair of safety goggles
  • an apron, ideally fitted with a pocket
  • 1-2 old rags
  • plain paper notebook and pencils (HB & 2B).

If you have long hair, it needs to be tied back.

Please do not wear loose clothing (ie scarves) or dangling jewellery to any classes.

Updated:  25 July 2017/ Responsible Officer:  CCE Manager/ Page Contact:  CCE Webmaster