Silversmithing – Make a Fidget or Swivel Ring

Tutor: Helen Drye

Lunch: Price includes a hearty lunch.

Level:
All Levels

Typically for a max of 8 people.

Full Day

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Use this one day workshop to make a unique silver fidget or swivel ring – a broad plain or textured ring with one or two narrow rings that swivel around it when completed. You will learn:

– how to measure and size a ring
– how to form and saw the ring
– how to solder, shape and finally polish the ring

You will go home with a gorgeous and unique ring to fidget with forever!

Please note materials charge for this workshop will vary from £20-£30 depending on the type of design selected and number of rings made. The leaflet lists £25 as a guide but it could be slightly more or less – Helen can advise on the day.

Click on the title below to find a list of what you’ll need to bring with you if anything.

What to expect

Time at ArtisOn is designed to take you away from it all and provide the environment, the time and the guidance you need to create. You can expect a warm welcome, skilled and friendly tutors plus the chance to meet like-minded people keen to share ideas and experiences. You can even leave us to clear up the mess! There will usually be two workshops going on and we encourage everyone to mingle and be nosey about what the other workshop is up to.

Arrive in time to meet other participants over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits before beginning your session at the appointed time. There will be a mid-morning break for refreshments and a chance to talk over progress with others. Lunch is usually around 12:45 for about 45 mins – you can expect a homemade 2 course lunch. The main course will be delicious but don’t overdo it as the puds are usually worth waiting for! There will be a further afternoon break with the most wonderful cakes from Roots & Fruits Home Bakery, a North Yorkshire micro-bakery producing handmade bread and cakes. All food and refreshments are included in the price of the workshop.

Finish time is given as a target – there are occasions when the session may overrun so do let us know if you need to be away promptly.

We aim for your day to be a real treat… of course you could always learn a new skill in a shed or a draughty village hall with a curly sandwich, but we want you to have more fun than that! So we make it a day being looked after, with good food, good company and great inspiration!

What you’ll need to bring with you

Just yourself - all materials and tools will be provided.

You may wish to bring an apron with you to protect your clothes and I would suggest you don’t wear any fluffy clothes. If you have long hair you might like to bring something to tie your hair back as you will be using a small gas torch.

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