Spinner Rings and Bangles Workshop - Friday 6th October 2023
Learn traditional forging techniques to create a beautiful wide bangle, with or without spinners, or a gorgeous spinner ring - it’s your choice!
Two projects will be taught along side each other during this workshop - Beautiful Curving Bangles and Spinner Rings. Both pieces of jewellery start out using the same techniques, and you will be able to choose which project you would like to make. 8 places are available across the two projects.
Spinner rings are delightful pieces of jewellery to make and to wear. The edges of the base ring are flared to capture the narrower satellite ring (or rings if you prefer!) that spin freely. The rings can be textured with a variety of hammers and decorative punches, the edges of the main ring filed into waves or left straight and the silver can be given an antiqued finish or left bright and polished - so many variations that everyone in the class can make their own unique piece of jewellery.
Anticlastic bangles are fascinating pieces of jewellery to make, using traditional forging techniques to create beautifully curves. The forging encourages the silver to curve back on itself, adding strength as well as beauty, and allowing you to create wide bangles from relatively thin gauge sheet metal, which like the rings can be textured with a variety of hammers and decorative punches.
This workshop is suitable for beginners to jewellery making as it teaches many of the basic skills needed for more advanced skills, however those with previous experience will also find their skills tested and improved by the end of the session. We will also discuss tools, equipment, materials and health and safety considerations.
14 to 16 year olds are welcome but will need to be accompanied by a paying adult.
Tea, coffee, biscuits and cakes are included in the workshop fee, however lunch is not provided.
Date and Venue
10am-4.30pm Friday 6th October 2023 at Fairways House, Mount Pleasant Road, Southampton, Hampshire. Full directions will be emailed.
Materials (sterling silver sheet) are available for purchase on the day. The exact cost of the materials will be determined by the size and therefore weight of the ring or bangle you make and the price of silver on the day. The material costs for most rings is approximately £9. The material costs for most bangles without extra spinning bangles is approximately £18-£22, whilst bangles with spinners may use £30-£45 of silver depending on the design that you choose.
Tools and Equipment
The workshop fee includes use of all the tools and equipment needed. It also includes a printed copy of my Spinner Rings ebook (normally £12) to take home with you.
Cancellations of workshop places and private tuition bookings within four weeks of the event will forfeit the workshop/private tuition fee unless I am able to find someone to take your place. Please let me know as soon as possible if you are unable to attend.