Jewellery - carve a ring in wax, cast it and hey presto your own ring in sterling silver!

Design your own ring


Arrive at the Woodland Studio at 10.30am, we will have tea/coffee and biscuits and talk through the day. We will go over tools and processes used, discuss designs, patterns and finishes. Then we will saw a section of the jeweller’s wax for each person to start their own carving.

We will have a hot drink and biscuit break at about 11.30.

We will then continue to work on our carvings, it’s all about thinking how you want the finished ring to look. I will be on hand to guide, mentor and assist you throughout the day.

We will stop for lunch at about 1pm for 45 minutes and you can take this chance to sit on the patio and enjoy the lovely woodland setting of the studio.

When we come back from lunch we will continue our carving, making sure the ring is the right size for your finger or if it is for someone else that you have an accurate measurement of their finger size.

We will have another hot drink and biscuit break in the afternoon to keep the creative momentum going!

We will then check our wax carvings to make sure the size is correct and the finish is exactly what you wanted to achieve.

After you leave at 3pm I will then get your ring cast in sterling silver and polish your rings and either post them to you or you can collect them a few days later.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Morning and afternoon refreshments, fresh home made lunch, all tools, equipment and tuition.

Casting of a ring or pendant up to a certain weight and size, in sterling silver. If you decide to make a really chunky ring or pendant I will ask you to make up the difference. Discuss on the day :)


Sue O'Mara at Sue O'Mara Art

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2 Woodland Cottages
Pump Lane
East Sussex
TN22 5RN

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Christmas
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Easter
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Father's Day
  • Hearing impaired
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Limited mobility
  • Mother's Day
  • Parking provided
  • Pet lovers
  • Romantic
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Vision impaired
  • Wheelchair users


5 hours (10:30am to 3:00pm)

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Alex Feuchtwanger - - #36958

Great course

Response from Sue O'Mara Art:

Thanks Alex, I hope to have the rings back in a few days, but will email when they are ready. Thanks again, Sue

Patricia - - #36697

Had the privilege to have a one to one workshop and throughly enjoy the experience.
Those 5 hours went so quickly!
Lovely vegan lunch too.
Thank you very much Sue😊

Response from Sue O'Mara Art:

Hello Patricia, thank you very much for the positive words, it was fun having you here and see you soon! Sue

Lily & Emily - - #36304

The day we had at Sue’s was absolutely incredible. Not only was she a wonderful host, but she was great at teaching us how to carve our designs, which turned out even better than we expected! We can 100% recommend this to anyone wishing to learn ring carving. It was a wonderful experience.
Thank you so much Sue! X

Response from Sue O'Mara Art:

Hi Lily & Emily, thank you very much for such kind words! It was a lovely day, and your rings are wonderful, well done! Come back anytime for another go! Take care and happy new year. Sue x

Victoria Hayns - - #33789

Wonderfully thought out day course. Perfect for a beginner but one which really helps you hone your skill at crafting a one of a kind piece. Really pleased with the level of teaching Sue was able to offer me in a relaxed and friendly environment. Delighted with the finished product; piece of jewellery I'm really going to treasure. Highly recommend booking one of Sue's courses, whether you're planning on attending solo or with a group of friends. Will definitely look to book again!

Response from Sue O'Mara Art:

Thank you Victoria, that is a lovely ring you made, well done! Hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Sue

Linda & Rhona - - #32713

What a great day Sue very friendly,
lovely location and a yummy lunch.
Throughly enjoyed carving rings and can’t wait
to see them.
Would definitely recommend any of Sue’s courses, she is very knowledgeable and made
us feel really welcome.
April 2021

Response from Sue O'Mara Art:

Thank you for the kind words. It was a pleasure to have you both here. Won't be long now until you get the rings in the post. Best wishes, Sue

Jake and Nikky - - #31183

Brilliant - Would definitely recommend going on this course.

Response from Sue O'Mara Art:

Thanks guys, it was great to have you here.

Sue - - #31166

What a great host, Sue really looked after us, she was knowledgeable not to mention patient. Sue provided a delicious lunch too.

I can’t wait to see my finished ring.

Response from Sue O'Mara Art:

HI Sue, it was a pleasure to have you on the course and I hope to see you again soon. Ring will be in the post soon!

Rochelle Enticknap - - #30330

Sue was a brilliant host. Knowledgable, personable and above all patient!!! The lunch was brilliant (as was the home made olive bread) and my partner and I felt relaxed and comfortable throughout the course.

We would thoroughly recommend this course!

Response from Sue O'Mara Art:

Thank you for the kind words Rochelle, it was a pleasure to have you both here and well done on persevering! I will be in touch soon. Thanks, Sue

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