Make a Ring in a Day Workshop Special Offer
from AU$215.00

Make a Ring in a Day Workshop

An intensive 6 hour class

Next Available: Sat, 17 Sep 10:00AM (AEST)
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6 hours
Over 250 people have attended this class

Description

WHAT STUDENTS LEARN

Roller printing – learn how to impress directly on to metal using a specialist rolling mill. Print with feathers, leaves, fabric, art papers, hand cut stencils and much more

Soldering – using special jewellery torches students learn how to anneal and solder metal to join the silver together to make a ring band

Finishing – learn how to file and use emery paper to give your ring a final finish

Patinate – use our special blackening compound to highlight parts of your design

WHAT STUDENTS MAKE

A sterling silver ring band, designed and made by you!

ABOUT THE COURSE

Is it really possible to make a sterling silver ring in one day from scratch – with no experience at all? Well, it certainly is at SquarePeg Studios.

This one day jewellery making course makes a great gift and is a great introduction for students who would like to see if they enjoy working with metal. It’s perfect for those who would like to make a ring for themselves, for a partner or friend.

Students experiment and sample copper (some make a copper ring first) and then incorporate these new skills into a sterling silver band. All tools and materials, including copper and a silver strip, are provided.

MEET YOUR TUTORS - Make a Ring in a Day is taught on alternate dates by Emily Copp or Danielle Lo.

Emily is a Sydney based creative who works with diverse materials and technologies. She has presented work in many group shows, as well as exhibiting solo. Environmental and ethical concerns inform and motivate her works which include jewellery forms and tableware objects within her practice.

She is a resident artist and director at SquarePeg Studios alongside teaching various classes in SquarePeg Studio's classroom. Emily also moonlights at the University of NSW Art and Design Campus.

Danielle’s works are an intimate physical exploration of conceptual ideas, achieved through the use of shapes, form, line, colour and textural elements. Danielle predominately works in silver and enamel, using traditional silversmithing techniques. Upon finishing her Advanced Diploma in Jewellery and Objects at Enmore Design Centre (2014), Danielle went on to complete a Bachelor of Visual Arts majoring in Jewellery and Object at Sydney College of Arts (2016) and has finished the JamFactory Associate Training Program (2018) in the Metal and Jewellery Studio.

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What you will learn

  • How to size your ring – either to make it for yourself or for a partner or friend (if you are thinking of making a ring for someone else, please bring along the ring size or ring in the size you want to make)
  • Metal cutting – students are taught how to saw-pierce metal using professional jewellery saw frames
  • Texturing and stamping – whether it’s a hammered texture, or stamping with letter stamps on metal, we have a range of tools for students to experiment with

What you will get

  • Base metal sheet and sterling silver for the ring
  • Sterling silver for your first ring
  • All the consumables you need to make your projects (ie saw blades, emery paper and drill bits) as well as all the hand tools and equipment you need.
  • Tea or coffee and biscuits.

What to bring

  • A notebook and pen/pencil
  • Covered shoes
  • Your ideas and creativity
  • We provide safety equipment and training on how to use all relevant equipment.

What to wear

We take safety very seriously at SquarePeg. All students must wear proper enclosed shoes (no sandals or thongs), long pants or skirts and have long hair tied back.

Appropriate for

Perfect for those starting out on their jewellery making journey.


SquarePeg Studios

4.9
(466 Reviews)

SquarePeg Studios is a Sydney jewellery studio and school, established in 2011, we occupy a 200sq metre warehouse space in Marrickville. 

With studio spaces for 14 practising jewellers, a well-equipped workshop and busy jewellery school seeing around 50 students each week, SquarePeg Studios is a participatory community space created by and for the contemporary jewellery network of Sydney.

At SquarePeg Studios we have a passion for contemporary jewellery, we have excellent workshop facilities and a dedicated and talented team of tutors to help you learn everything you need to know to create your own jewellery designs in an inclusive and friendly environment.

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4.9 (63 reviews)
Stephanierated it
19 Jul 2022
This was a fantastic experience, I loved every step of the creative process! The amazing Dani was so patient , informative and supportive. Met great people, highly recommended!
SquarePeg Studios 05 Aug 2022

Hi Stephanie, thank you so much for your feedback and your private comments about Dani. We are so lucky to have Danielle as a part of our team, her knowledge and expertise is so valuable. We can’t wait to welcome you back! Perhaps our 7 week beginners course is next? 🔨💎 Team SquarePeg

Claire rated it
16 Jul 2022
This class was fantastic. It was great to follow the journey of a stick of silver to a fully fledged one of a kind ring. The teacher was full of insights and creative tidbits. She had all the answers to my multitude of questions.
SquarePeg Studios 05 Aug 2022

Hi Claire, So good to hear you had a great time with Dani; we think she is awesome too. We love your comment, "It was great to follow the journey of a stick of silver to a fully fledged one of a kind ring." It says it all, we think this story will make a great reel! Thanks for the inspo! What is next for you? Perhaps our October Long Weekend Beginners with Dani? 🔨💎 Team SquarePeg

Andrewrated it
07 Jun 2022
Had a great day, Danielle was a very knowledgeable and helpful tutor. Got to make a awesome ring. Will definitely be back for another class. Andrew
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Cancellations & Refunds

  1. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for our refund policy. If you have any questions please email us at mail@squarepegstudios.com.au. 

Terms & Conditions

  1. Terms and Conditions 1/8/2022

    SquarePeg Studios has been providing jewellery tuition at the highest level for over ten years. We bring professional jewellers and practising artists from near and far to provide our students with an excellent and diverse learning environment. The following terms and conditions must be followed to allow us to offer a professional learning environment.
    1. The course fees must be paid in full or as a pay-in instalment plan on enrolment to secure a place.

    2. SquarePeg Studios will accept cancellations in writing up to one month before the start date of the class. 

      1. SquarePeg Studios will issue a credit note for the total fees paid to date. The credit note can be used for any course or workshop and is valid for twelve months from the issue date. 

      2. If a refund is preferred, the refund amount will be the fee paid less the 4.5% booking fee. 

    3. SquarePeg Studios will only process cancellations within one month before the start date if the students’ place can be filled. In that case;

      1. SquarePeg Studios will issue a credit note for the total fees paid less the 4.5% administration fee. The credit note can be used for any course or workshop and is valid for twelve months from the issue date. 

      2. If a refund is preferred, the refund will be the fee paid less 9.5% booking and administration fee. 

    4. Additional terms and may apply to classes presented by guest tutors travelling from interstate or overseas. Details will be communicated on the course listing where applicable and as a part of the enrolment process. 

    5. SquarePeg Studios will facilitate transfers from one class to another more than one month before the original class start date at no charge. Transfers with less than one month notice before the original class start date will only be facilitated if the students’ place can be filled and attract a 5% administration fee.

    6. It is the responsibility of the student to attend all classes. No make-up classes, refunds or credits will be issued for non-attendance of all or part of the course or workshop.

    7. If a course is oversubscribed or cancelled by SquarePeg Studios, SquarePeg Studios may refund the fee less the 4.5% non-refundable booking fee.  Alternatively, SquarePeg Studios will issue a credit note for the total fees paid to date. The student can use the credit note for any course or workshop. The credit note will be valid for twelve months from the date of issue. 

    8. Our courses are open to students 16 years and older.

    9. Jewellery Studio Bench access is available to students 18 years and older.

    10. Some of our courses require prior learning. Therefore, please check the course description thoroughly before enrolling.


  2. COVID - 19 Update to terms and conditions as of 27th July 2022.

    Subject to change as per Government directives.

    1. Suppose a class or workshop cannot proceed due to NSW or Federal Government directives. In that case, SquarePeg Studios will transfer the student enrolment to the next scheduled course or workshop date and promptly notify the student of the change.

    2. If the new date is not suitable for the student, SquarePeg Studios will issue a credit note for the fees paid to date. The credit note will be valid for twelve months from the date of issue. SquarePeg Studios, at its discretion, may issue a refund less 9.5% booking and administration fee.

    3. Students attending classes or workshops must adhere to Government guidelines and agree to follow the directions of SquarePeg Studios directors and tutors concerning physical distancing, wearing of masks and appropriate hygiene measures whilst attending SquarePeg Studios.

    4. Students must not attend SquarePeg studios if they are unwell. We strongly advise students to purchase refund protection at checkout.

    5. Conditions of enrolment are subject to change. SquarePeg Studios reserves the right to defer an enrolment and issue a credit note for fees paid to date if the enrolment does not meet the enrolment criteria. This applies even in the case that the criterion has changed since the original booking was made. SquarePeg Studios, at its discretion, may issue a refund less 9.5% booking and administration fee.

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