Silver Stacking Rings: Making Beautiful Rings From Silver Wire Premium class
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Silver Stacking Rings: introduction2:09
Cutting and filing the wire4:01
Shaping the wire for soldering1:45
Soldering the rings5:43
Shaping the rings after soldering4:53
Filing the rings again!2:03
A hammered texture5:31
Polishing the rings2:06
About This Class
Stacking rings are one of the biggest current fashion trends, and one of my favourite pieces of jewellery to make. Once you have mastered the basics a fantastic variety of textures and embellishments can be added to your rings, allowing you to build up a collection of beautiful rings that can be mixed and matched for a different look every day!
This class teaches you all the skills you need to make perfectly fitting basic but beautifully textured stacking rings like those shown above - for yourself or for presents! The class is perfect for beginners to jewelry making as it teaches many of the basic techniques (soldering, filing and polishing for example) needed for more advanced projects, however those with previous experience will also find their skills tested and improved by the end of the class. Learning to solder will open up a whole new world of jewellery making for you - it certainly did for me!
The equipment needed for the project is explained in the videos and also listed on a downloadable document. I have kept the equipment needed to a minimum, and all the equipment listed can be used for a variety of other jewellery making projects. Other downloadable class documents help you to work out your ring size and the amount of wire needed to make your rings, and remind you of the troubleshooting tips covered in the class.
Who is this class for?
If you would love to make your own silver jewellery but have never soldered before then this class is perfect for you. You will learn many basic techniques that you can go on to use in other projects, and I am here if you have any questions.
If you have already learnt some of the basics of jewellery making and silversmithing then this class is also great for you! I have included the same hints and tips I give my private and evening class students to help you to improve your confidence in sizing rings and in soldering especially.
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I have been making my own jewellery for as long as I can remember and left my first career as a school teacher to set up business as a jewellery designer and tutor nearly 10 years ago. I am self-taught and like many people I started with wire and beads. Learning how to solder, however, opened up a whole new world of jewellery making! There is something so magical about watching solder flow through a seam, joining two pieces of metal together smoothly.
I work from my studio on the south coast of the UK with 15 other wonderfully creative artists. I design and make jewellery for galleries across the UK, teach jewellery design evening classes and weekend workshops and also offer private tuition. My jewellery design projects have been published in both UK and US magazines and books.