Welcome to the wonderfully intricate world of ring making! In this course I will be covering the essential skills needed to build a beautiful custom ring. I firmly believe that every piece of jewelry should be a reflection of the person making it, we don't always have the knowledge to bring our ideas into reality though, I hope to share the skills and techniques needed to bring your wonderful ideas to life throughout this course. We will walk through basic ring building, including the techniques behind sawing, soldering and polishing. We will then move into faceted stone setting! I will teach you how to do flush bead style settings, tube settings, double walled bezel settings, and a basket prong setting. These are the most versatile ways of stone setting that I have found and I use one or another almost daily in my studio. We will also be learning how to add on the extra details that can take your work to the next level like pierced overlays and rope edges. To finish off, I will share how I apply a beautiful antique finish to my work. This is a technique driven course and while it is focused around ring making I hope that it can be the next step in your journey to making beautiful and unique jewelry.
Plans for all Levels
We know everyone is starting their Maker journey from different places. Be A Maker School is set to excel the novice maker and give them skills to level up their trade. We believe in our program and we are certain it will provide you with the fundamentals to creating a business of your dreams or a hobby that you can pour your heart into and be proud of. Whatever direction you go we want to see you succeed and we know you can with BAMS!
You want access to the best of the best but time and/or budget is limited. Don't count you out YOU WILL make your dreams a reality with the Dabbler level.
Monthly release of 2 videos (1 video every 14 days will become available in your course)
"I have been a full time silversmith for the past 11 years, but I started out at about kindergarten. It runs in the family! My focus has been on jewelry making, almost exclusively, and I look forward to sharing that interest with you all today. Welcome to class, let's build some rings!"