Spinner Ring - Jewellery Workshop in South Devon
Spinner Ring-making Class In this Workshop you will create a silver spinner ring, which is a two-banded ring, one ring stays in place while the other spins freely on top. These types of rings have many names including meditation, worry, turn, swivel, prayer or motion rings and people find them useful for relieving stress and anxiety, meditation or as a stim, discreetly fiddling and turning them throughout the day – double duty from your pretty jewellery! You will have a choice of metals including silver, copper and brass to create the spinning element of the ring and you will learn traditional techniques throughout the course as follows: • Accurate measuring, calculating, and cutting to a correct size. • Annealing. • Soldering. • Texturing. • Shaping and forming. • Finishing The workshop is suitable for students who have done a workshop with Bigbury Mint before or who already have some basic jewellery making skills. *** All silver supplied is recycled 925 EcoSilver *** Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult. *NB. We can only accommodate students enrolled on the course to be in the building. Your workshop will be run by our Silversmith Vicky - Your tutor, Vicky, has been designing and making jewellery since 2012 when she studied at Penwith School of Art in Cornwall. The first tap of a hammer ignited a passion for jewellery making which has seen her complete a degree and set up her own small business. Over the past few years, she has enjoyed teaching the art of jewellery making at Bigbury Mint. Clothing & Safety - Your Safety is our priority: Please wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty, aprons can be worn. No scarves, shorts, miniskirts/dresses as legs need to be covered and no flipflops, open-toed sandals or open-toed shoes are allowed in the workshop. Hair must be tied up. Safety googles are provided when needed. It is advisable to wear a few layers as the temperature can fluctuate in the workshop. Refreshments – Tea, Coffee and Milk are provided during the course, and drinking water is available. Please bring anything else you may wish to drink (we do not usually have non-dairy milk so please bring your own if necessary). We do not allow alcohol nor the consumption of food in the workshop.
What's included in the price?
All tools and materials are provided. Covid – 19 Statement If you have Covid-19 symptoms, please DO NOT attend the workshop. Please phone to let us know and we will offer you a place on the next available course.
Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts
Bigbury Mint has two distinct aspects to the business – Bigbury Mint Jewellery & Bigbury Mint Medals. Both operate from our traditional metal workshops in Devon and whilst the products for each are very different, much of the equipment, skills and techniques are common across the two sides of the business. The jewellery side produces artisan jewellery and inspirational metal gifts, including necklace pendants, cufflinks, paperweights, christening spoons, earrings, brooches, and sculptures, which are sold through our shop in Ermington, via our website and through our Etsy and Folksy online shops. Most of our jewellery is made in solid silver (recycled 925 Eco Silver), some is made in copper and brass, and we have a range of unique heritage items made from recycled Cornish and Devon Tin ingots. We also provide jewellery-making classes covering a wide range of jewellery-making techniques. The Medal side of the business is MOD licensed to make replica military medals and also produces medals on commission for a very wide variety of organisations including Sandhurst Military Academy, Dartmouth Royal Naval College, the Royal Horticultural Society, East Midlands Ambulance Trust and many more. We also produce commemorative medals ranging from Bevin Boys Medals to Platinum Jubilee Medals – and our newest product will be a commemorative medal and medallion to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III.
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