What’s included: All of the materials & tuition needed to make either two stacking rings or a chunky textured ring.
Difficulty level: Complete beginner
Duration: 2.5hrs approximately
Where: Reloved Works, Pear Mill, Stockport
What you will make
You’ll have the choice of making either two slim stacking rings with a semi-precious stone or a wider ring with added texture. All the rings are made of sterling silver using traditional silversmithing techniques.
Keen participants will also have the option to make additional rings in the workshop. You can arrange this online while booking, or on the day with card or cash payment. An additional textured stacking ring is £10, a stacking ring with a semi-precious gemstone is £15 and a wide textured ring is £20.
What you will learn
During the class, you will practice a range of traditional silversmithing techniques.
We’ll start things off by sizing the ring and measuring the silver needed, before filing and shaping the silver Then you’ll use a blowtorch to solder it, adding unique textures with our collection of hammers, before polishing the ring to your desired shine and finally setting the stone (the traditional way - without glue!).
Members of the Noctua team will be on hand throughout this process to support, advise and teach you the skills needed while allowing you to make the ring independently. Those making stacking rings can choose from our wide range of semi-precious gemstones on the day.
This is a very interactive workshop which is suitable for complete beginners and people with prior experience of jewellery making. Everyone is welcome!
If you need glasses for reading then we recommend you bring them on the day, and we also recommend wearing old clothes. You will need to wear closed-toe shoes and tie up long hair. We do not have a strict age limit but please enquire before booking a class for anyone under the age of 16 to confirm that the workshop is suitable for children. All under 16s will need to be accompanied by a participating adult.
Thursday 12th August 6:30pm
Price: £60 per person
As tempting as it may be to have a tipple in some of our fabulous venues we request that you do not drink alcohol before or during the workshop for health and safety reasons. In doing so you will be asked to leave the workshop without a refund.
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(In short, you are free to go home and reproduce the jewellery we teach you to make and use the information given to make more jewellery to sell on, you are not permitted to use the information given to copy our workshops, teach others or use the information in an educational format for gain.) By booking onto any of our workshops and/or courses you have, by law, agreed to the above.
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