• Improver
  • Term

Byzantine Ring Course

  • Fri 25 Sep 2020,
  • 10:00 am -
  • 12:30 pm
  • £160
  • excl materials
  • Bookings Offline
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Tutor demonstrating soldering a byzantine ring
Nerissa Parker Jewellery Designer
Nerissa Parker
Tutor
  • Overview
  • Schedule
  • Materials
  • Ability Level
  • Safety

Course Overview

On this Byzantine ring course you will learn how to design and make a Byzantine style ring with stone settings and elements of granulation and decorative wire work. The project will guide you through the whole process from design through to fabrication.

With direction from the project brief you will start by drawing out your design, from there you will source your materials to suit your taste, design and budget.

Next we will take your designs into the workshop and break them down into their individual components to begin the step by step process of fabrication with full direction from the tutor.

It is a great opportunity for shared learning as all students are working on the same project. On completion students will have strengthened confidence in their ability to design, work to a budget, solder and set stones with a higher proficiency in their technical ability.

What is a Byzantine style ring?

The Byzantine style ring is extremely popular in contemporary jewellery design with elements often borrowed from and modernised. It’s called a Byzantine style ring. However, it has more in common with traditional Etruscan wedding rings.

Course Schedule

Daytime course

Our daytime courses run for 8 weeks with 2½ hour weekly classes with a mid way half term break.

Evening course

Our evening courses run for 10 weeks with 2 hour weekly classes with a mid way half term break.

Next Course Starts

  • Fri 25 Sep 2020,
  • 10:00 am
  • - 12:30 pm

Course Materials

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 or feel free to bring your

Course Ability Level

This course is suitable for intermediate levels students.

Workshop Safety

As a student you are responsible for your own safety in the workshop. Please listen to direction 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.

Special arrangements for Covid-19

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 use and ensure the school remains open.

Please ensure the following

  • Hand washing or sanitising on arrival and throughout your class when necessary.
  • Please wear a face mask in line with current government guidance.
  • Keep all sanitiser sprays and pumps out of the way of naked flames.
  • Clean all shared equipment immediately after use.
  • At the end of your session clean all individual equipment, clean out your skin, (leather under bench), of metal, blades and plastic and wipe down your chair.
  • Remember to take all your belongings with you when you leave.
  • Leave all unnecessary personal items at home.

You will need to bring

  • Your own mask
  • Your own apron
  • Your own eye protection for drilling and polishing

And finally, no kitchen sorry! This means no refreshments or crockery can be offered at the moment, please feel free to bring your own mug, flask of tea, coffee, water etc.

  • What will I learn?

  • How to solder, pierce & measure
  • Design skills
  • How to work to a budget
  • How to source stock
  • Polishing and finishing
  • How to set a stone
  • Granulation process
  • How to make decorative wire work

Course Enquiry

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Bookings Offline

Bookings for this course are temporarily offline until government health & safety rules are relaxed. We’ll be back online as soon as possible.

Next Course Starts

  • Fri 25 Sep 2020
  • 10:00 am -
  • 12:30 pm
  • 8 weekly classes

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Tutor demonstrating soldering a byzantine ring

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