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.
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.
Our daytime courses run for 8 weeks with 2½ hour weekly classes with a mid way half term break.
Our evening courses run for 10 weeks with 2 hour weekly classes with a mid way half term break.
Our weekend course comprises of 4 classes of 5 hours over 2 concurrent weekends.
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
This course is suitable for intermediate levels students. You will need to know how to saw, solder and anneal to join this course. If you are unsure please contact us for advice.
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.