On this one day course you will learn how to make a D section ring, hand fabricate a setting in fine silver and set a cabochon stone. This course is a great place to start if you have little to no silver jewellery making experience. You will be guided through the whole process and will take home a beautiful finished silver ring.
It’s a very friendly and relaxed workshop and is a great starting point for working in silver. Our taster classes are an ideal way to try something new and see if you enjoy it, we’re sure you will!
This is a 6 hour 1 day taster class starting at 10am with a half hour lunch break around 1pm. Packed lunches are advised and can be eaten at the workshop. Currently we are unable to provide teas and coffees so feel free to bring your own flask of your favourite hot beverage.
We usually run several taster classes throughout the year if our schedule permits. View all Taster Classes.
Sundries such as solder and saw blades are included in the course fees. Metals, findings and a variety of stones are available for purchase at the school.
For a guide regarding the cost of the materials for this course the silver and 8mm purple amethyst size N ring pictured on the course page costs around £15.00. The price will vary depending on ring size and selected stone.
Students are welcome to supply their own gemstones provided they meet the project requirements. Stones must be round cabochons and no smaller than 6mm. If you already have stones but are unsure if they are suitable feel free to bring them along, your tutor will advise in class.
We receive a lot of enquiries about ‘sea glass’ for this course. This course covers the techniques that can be adapted to set sea glass, however we recommend you start with a regular shaped stone if this is your first time setting a stone.
This course is suitable for beginners. No previous experience making jewellery is necessary to enrol on this course.
All students attending classes or workshops at Kingham Jewellery School must be 16 or over, unless otherwise stated in the course information.
As a student you are responsible for your own safety in the workshop. Please listen to directions to ensure you know how to use all the equipment correctly. To ensure your safety do not operate equipment you do not know how to use. Please ensure you have covered footwear and no high heels. You will need to tie back long hair when using motorised equipment. Please respect others and don’t interrupt students who are soldering, using the drill or any other equipment that could create a safety concern if the operator is distracted.
We have introduced a few new guidelines to make sure the workshop is clean and safe for everyone to use.
It is extremely important we all follow the guidelines set out here to minimise the risk to all of us and ensure the school can remain open.