Silver stacker rings

Jewellery Taster Stackable Rings

Make a 7 stack silver ring in a one day workshop


Description

Jewellery Taster Stackable Rings, Semainier Ring

When: Saturday and Sunday (Please check schedule) 10:00am– 5:00pm
Duration: 1 day 7 hours
Class size: Maximum 7people
Cost: $425

Prerequisite
We recommend first completing Jewellery Taster Make a Silver RIng in a Day or Learn to Make Jewellery Stage One - An Introduction or equivalent.

Course Description
When I first saw a semainier ring, which had been worn since the 1970’s, I was enamoured with and instantly obsessed by this style! The semainier (or “weekly” in French) ring evokes the sense of time passing through seven ‘textured’ or ‘chiseled’ rings, grouped by a flat ring - which is amazingly comfortable. Originating from the Tuareg people, these rings were very popular during the Victorian and the Art Nouveau period in France. In this two day fine jewellery workshop, you will have the opportunity to make 7 fine sterling silver rings - all different, and allowing your own individual aesthetic to shine through. They are stackable, one for each day of the week - to wear together or separately.

Course Objectives
You will be guided through the following techniques in this one day workshop:

Fine Jewellery Soldering - You will learn how to use a micro soldering torch to solder your silver rings and fine link. The type of soldering we cover is more advanced than introductory level soldering joins. You will learn how to control your flame and increase your metallurgic understanding of colour changes in metal, flux and solder. (Individual ring size may vary but maximum is approx  2.0mm - to allow room for 7 stacker rings)

Texturing/ decorative wire work – You can add texture or decorative aesthetics to your ring through a variety of different applications.

Finishing - You will acquire knowledge of how to file and polish your finished design.


Course Outcomes
You will learn the basic skills needed to create 7 fine rings in sterling silver (grouped by a flat ring - optional). The workshop begins with short, structured technical exercises and lots of material play. Then fabricating, decorating and joining will be demonstrated.  

(More advanced level students may wish to incorporate flush setting - at a separate time - or use gold).

This is a fast and focused day - if you are after a less intensive workshop please check out ‘Jewellery Taster - Make a Silver Ring’.

What’s included
All materials are included. Including a variety of sterling silver wires to make your 7 rings, copper wire and brass wire )for samples) and consumables (saw blades, solder).

Gold plating is optional for an additional fee and waiting time due to outsourcing.

Additional notes
All the tools, materials and consumables you need for the course will be available at the venue; including an apron.

For health and safety reasons, please bring along with you the following
Hair tie: If you have long hair, please bring along something to tie it back with.
Closed in shoes: We will be working with hot, sharp and heavy tools, so please wear shoes, which will protect your feet. Avoid wearing loose flowing garments.
Sketch book/note book/ pen and/or pencil: Please bring along a notebook for your own notes and design ideas. Notes will be provided to complement the techniques you will be learning but you may wish to make your own notes.
Remember: If you use glasses for reading and /or close up work please remember to bring them along.

Please read our Terms & Conditions and Refund and Cancellation Policy carefully prior to enrolling.

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What you will learn

  • You will learn the basic skills needed to create 7 fine rings in sterling silver (grouped by a flat ring - optional). The workshop begins with short, structured technical exercises and lots of material play. Then fabricating, decorating and joining will be demonstrated.

What you will get

  •  In this one day ring stacker workshop, you will have the opportunity to make 7 fine sterling silver rings - all different, and allowing your own individual aesthetic to shine through. They are stackable, one for each day of the week - to wear together or separately. 
Parking Info

Entrance to Joynton Avenue Creative Centre is via Hansard Street. If you are driving, there is plenty of parking located on and around Portman Street and Hansard Street.
Please note that there is NO PARKING on Joynton Avenue.
The Bench at JACC is close to train and bus. The closest train station is Green Square, and is only a 10 minute walk. There are buses travelling to and from the Eastern Suburbs, the Inner West and Sydney CBD. Please use Tripview or Google Maps to find your best route.
Alternatively contact The Bench for assistance.


What to bring

  • All materials are included. Including a variety of sterling silver wires to make your 7 rings, copper wire and brass wire and consumables (saw blades, solder). If you are a more experienced maker and wish to work with gold, please contact The Bench to discuss. Gold plating is optional for an additional fee and waiting time due to outsourcing.

What to wear

For health and safety reasons, please bring along with you the following Hair tie: If you have long hair, please bring along something to tie it back with. Closed in shoes: We will be working with hot, sharp and heavy tools, so please wear shoes, which will protect your feet. Avoid wearing loose flowing garments. Remember: If you use glasses for reading and /or close up work please remember to bring them along.

Appropriate for

We recommend first completing Learn to Make Jewellery Stage One - An Introduction or equivalent.


The Bench

5.0
(115 Reviews)

The Bench is a modern, industry standard workshop focusing on education and training for the industry and community. Director and principle tutor Erin Keys established The Bench because she wanted a place for a community to grow together and share their knowledge and experience. With little start up money and no regular funding, we raised funds to build a relaxed and friendly place to learn traditional and contemporary jewellery techniques, a space to develop ideas and projects such as ring making, silver jewellery and stone setting gems. We provide concept based jewellery classes to the absolute beginner, the aspiring maker and to the professional jeweller.

The Bench offers the community the following:
Jewellery Classes, jewellery specializations, professional jewellery development, private jewellery lessons, corporate team building and jewellery related activities.

Why learn to make jewellery at The Bench?
When you become a student at The Bench you are contributing to the viability and sustainability of our workshop, including the general maintenance. By learning to make jewellery at The Bench, you are supporting the establishment of a creative community, and are helping The Bench to evolve & experiment with new programs.

The Bench Jewellery School and Workshop is dedicated to building an unparalleled jewellery centre that delivers quality programs for the betterment of the community and the jewellery industry. The Bench is an open window to learn, design and share by creating experiences and fostering the next generation of makers. It is a place to learn, work, and discuss ideas and share knowledge, a laboratory for the creation of jewellery.

The Bench is a safe working and learning environment, complete with a wide inventory of tools and equipment. The Bench cultivates inclusive, creative and accessible spaces for everyone to have the opportunity to feel safe and welcomed. Our programs and activities offer opportunities for artists and audiences with disability to engage and participate.

Established in 2020, The Bench is located at the exquisite historic site, Joynton Avenue Creative Centre in Green Square. The former South Sydney Hospital comprised a group of brick buildings dating from 1911. Within the precinct, the Joynton Avenue Creative Centre occupies the Esme Cahill building, which was the nurses’ accommodation block, opened in 1938. The Joynton Avenue Creative Precinct by Peter Stutchbury Architecture (PSA), in association with Design 5 – Architects as heritage consultant, completed for the City of Sydney. Easily accessed by Bus, Train, Ride, Walk and with Wheelchair accessibility.









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5.0 (4 reviews)
Amy rated it
09 Oct 2022
What an AMAZING day…jam packed with information, great teaching, lots of humour, and a stunning handcrafted sterling silver ring (well seven rings) fully resolved and finished to wear home! I can’t recommend Erin Keys and her fantastic Jewellery Studio, The Bench enough! (I actually returned the next day for the silver spoon making!!)
Shailarated it
08 Oct 2022
Erin, a fabulous jeweller, catered for all levels of experience in a challenging 7 ring workshop. She was friendly, professional and a clear communicator. I look forward to another workshop with Erin at Bench.
Melindarated it
16 Mar 2021
Thanks Erin for such a great fun course. As always you fill your class with information and ideas and maintain a joyful love of jewlery and making techniques. Love the space again thanks Melinda 🙏
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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

  • A transfer can be requested 14 days before the class starts. Free of charge.
  • A credit note can be requested 14 days before the class starts. Free of charge.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.

Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at The Bench or organised by The Bench must agree to these terms and conditions.

1.) LIABILITY WAIVER

I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by The Bench. We take your health and safety seriously. The following are general guidelines when you participate in a class.
Always follow the instructions of the teacher at all times. Do not touch or operate any equipment you have not been shows how to operate. If you use glasses for reading and /or close up work please remember to bring them along. If you have long hair, please bring along something to tie it back with.
We will be working with hot, sharp and heavy tools, so please wear shoes, which will protect your feet. Avoid wearing loose flowing garments. Eye/ ear and face masks that are required for a class will be provided and you must wear them at all times if instructed to do so. Please advise if you are pregnant prior to a class.

2.) PHOTO & VIDEO

I agree to give The Bench unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at The Bench classes and events or on The Bench premises. (For use of The Bench marketing materials).

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