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AU$230.00

Make a Ring in a Day Workshop

An intensive 6 hour class

Sat, 30 Oct 10:00AM (AEDT) (+2 more)
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

Vendor since 2016

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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4.8 (51 reviews)
Tina
31 May 2021Make a Ring in a Day Workshop
I cant say enough wonderful things about this workshop! The tutor, Mel, was so lovely, helpful and patient. She guided everyone through the ring-making process, checking in on us all one by one as we worked at our benches and experimented with all the tools. And even though we were all beginners we each ended up with a beautiful ring to take home (and a million creative ideas waiting to be born). A really wonderful day. I want to do all the Square Peg workshops now :)
SquarePeg Studios 03 July 2021

Hi Tina, thank you for your very kind words! We are so pleased to hear that you had a wonderful experience at SquarePeg. We also think Mel is a wonderful tutor, we are very lucky to have her as a part of our team! We think you would also really love the Carve a Silver Ring- Wax Carving and Casting Workshop which is two days over two weekends. Check it out! We can’t wait to welcome you back to SquarePeg very soon and to see you explore all your new creative ideas. 🔨💎 Team SquarePeg

Leesa
30 May 2021Make a Ring in a Day Workshop
Loved the make a ring in day workshop! Not only did I make a beautiful ring, I learner new skills in a safe environment and looking forward to starting a new hobby!
SquarePeg Studios 03 July 2021

Hi Leesa, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our Make a Ring in a Day workshop! What is next for you? We think you would also really love the Carve a Silver Ring- Wax Carving and Casting Workshop! We can’t wait to see you continue to learn lots of new skills. 🔨💎 Team SquarePeg

Vanessa
18 April 2021Make a Ring in a Day Workshop
An amazing class - Danielle the teacher was so good. Covered many aspects of silver jewellery design and technique. The studio is also a great space - fully equipped and spacious. Highly recommend
SquarePeg Studios 22 August 2021

Hi Vanessa, thank you for your lovely review. It is wonderful to hear how great Danielle was and that you loved the studio. We can’t wait to welcome you back very soon! Perhaps our 7 week beginners course is next? 🔨💎 Team SquarePeg

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Refund Policy

  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. 

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Terms & Conditions

  1. Terms and Conditions 23/7/2021

    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 an excellent and diverse learning environment for our students.  The following terms and conditions must be adhered to, 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 date of issue. 

      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 date of issue. 

      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 will 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 23rd July 2021Subject 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 date on which the course or workshop is scheduled 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 the latest 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, have been in contact with a person who has tested positive to Covid-19 or returned from overseas within the past two weeks.

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