A fun half-day workshop to make three stacking rings from sterling silver wire.
Choose from 7 different designs and learn about sizing, soldering and texturing wire. Come and have a go at making your own set of three silver stacking rings to treasure and show off to your friends and family.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
During the workshop you will be taught how to size ring bands; saw, file and solder; shape your rings and finally add texture. Your rings will then be polished whist you enjoy a drink. There will be a range of silver wires to choose from including beaded wire. The widest band you can make in this session will be 2.3mm wide due to the complexity and time available. There are 7 designs to choose to make – the hardest part will be choosing which three to make!
If you would like to make the rings for someone else, you will need to know their ring size before you arrive. Sizes cannot be changed after the workshop.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
The cost of the workshop covers tuition and all materials required as well as tea, coffee, soft drinks etc.
Don’t forget your reading glasses if you need them as there is a lot of close up work!
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Due to the nature of the tools and materials used in the class, you are required to wear sturdy, closed-toed shoes. Hair must be tied back and please do not wear loose clothing or scarves; you may not want to get your nails done before the session!
ABOUT YOUR TUTOR
Laura Talbot started Porth Jewellery in Summer of 2018 after many happy hours ‘playing’ in her friends’ silversmith studio. She now works from her home studio in Falmouth creating unique pieces from specially selected seaglass uncovered during her beachcombing trips.
The entrance is via the Inspire Makers shop. The workshop space is on the ground floor, however, there is a step up from the shop to the back rooms. As it is a Grade II listed building, some doorways and spaces are narrow and may not be suitable for wheelchair users.
Please contact us before booking if you have any physical limitations which might impede your participation in and enjoyment of the class.
Please note: you must be over 16 years of age to attend this class.
**This workshop will run with a minimum of 3 people. If you have purchased a date and there are no other bookings you will be contacted and offered another date or refund.