Saturday 20th April 10-5pm
Workshop 925 based at The Mayford Centre, just outside of Woking and very close to Guildford.
Unit F9 The Mayford Centre,
WHAT DOES THE DAY INVOLVE?
There are 7 different commonly used methods to size a ring up or down. In this class we will look at each of these and discuss the practicalities of each method and when they are appropriate to use.
Ring sizing is difficult. Hands change over time and finger sizes can alter due many factors including temperature changes. Therefore, it is a task a jeweller will encounter on a regular basis to be called upon to reduce or increase a ring size.
Do you know what to do? Can you make a ring 3 sizes smaller and accurately know how much to cut out?
Would you know how to size up a ring up and put a piece in it so you can’t see the join? What if it has stones in it?
We will start with stock rings in sliver both with and without stones and size theses both up and down using different methods such as: Hammering, adding metal, stretching, heating, cutting sections out and adding a sleeve. We will also talk about using gold and platinum and what differences this makes to sizing pieces.
During the class every student will have sized several rings in both directions (larger and smaller).
By the end of the day we aim to make the resizing of any size and shape of ring manageable and achievable (and just as importantly knowing when a ring cannot be sized and what the alternative solutions are.)
Students are welcome to bring their own rings with then to talk about sizing and the best way to approach jobs by it may not be practical to size these during the class.
Students should have some workshop experience and be confident using normal jewellery tools and equipment.
If you are unsure, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss any queries, we are always here to help.
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
All tools and consumables are supplied including your stones and silver.
WHAT TO BRING:
For safety reasons, during each class, you are required to wear appropriate footwear, we request that no open toed shoes are worn within Workshop 925. Long hair should also be tied back when working with the equipment. You may also wish to bring a notebook. We have handouts for many demonstrations, but there are always many tips and tricks given verbally by the tutor, which some might like to keep note of. Please bring any lunch, snacks and drinks which you may want to your session. We have tea and coffee for you to help yourselves to.
For stone setting courses, it is also recommended to bring Optivisors if you have any or glasses which allow you to see smaller stones.
You can pay via our website or in our workshop in person using our card machine.
If you prefer to pay directly, you can email us on email@example.com and we can invoice you manually to arrange a bank transfer.
For classes over £80, instalment options are also available. Please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange.
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Please check your dates carefully before booking a class as we are unable to offer refunds. See our Terms & Conditions for full details.