may, 2025

2025sat17may10:00 am4:00 pmSilver Jewellery Ring Making: Beginners (MAY DAY SCHOOL)£70 - Practical, hands-on, creative and informative day school creating basic ringsColeridge Community CollegeDay:Saturday length of course: 1 day


(Saturday) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Coleridge Community College

Radegund Rd, Cambridge CB1 3RJ

length of course

1 day


Course details

Brief Description:

Have you ever fancied having a go at making your own jewellery? In this stimulating, one day course you will learn how make rings in 925 sterling silver, using processes that exploit its outstanding physical, chemical, and aesthetic properties. You will learn piercing with a jewellery saw, soldering, filing and polishing. This course aims to make you feel safe and confident in the workshop and have a good understanding of how to safely use the various pieces of equipment. This is a fast pace ring making day for beginner jewellers, packed with information, tips and advice to help you make three rings in sterling silver.

Previous Experience and Knowledge Needed?

Manual dexterity is needed. Complete beginners welcome.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the course, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn the basic techniques of cutting, filing, soldering and polishing, and shape forming.
  • To combine theoretical understanding, sequenced practical activities and creative idea generation to develop skills in making a series of rings 
  • Recognise and handle silversmithing tools safely.
  • Develop skills in forming, annealing and pickling metal.
  • Prepare silver prior to soldering or polishing
  • Experiment with methods for adding texture and different finishing techniques

Extra costs on the course for example text book, materials or equipment:

The fee includes your silver for making three rings. There may be an opportunity to purchase stones/extra silver so feel free to bring some cash with you.

For the first session you will need to bring:

Please bring a pen, pencil and notebook. Tools will be provided but feel free to bring your own. You may wish to bring an apron.

On completion of this course, what might your next steps be?

Continue your skills in one of our Silver Jewellery courses. The tutor will advise you which course is most suitable

The Adult Learn and Train office is able to give course information or search for alternative courses for you. Adult Learn and Train offer courses through-out the year. Try similar courses or maybe look at learning something completely new.
You will find provision on some Saturday and Sundays, you will also find courses available in the day and evening at different venues in Cambridge. Courses vary in length from one-off sessions to 10 weeks or more.


£70 – Contact the Adult Learn and Train office on 01223 712340 to book your place and pay by card


Liz TaylorLiz Taylor is the owner of a successful contemporary handmade jewellery business, The Silver Bird ( She is a passionate teacher of Design and Technology with over 18 years teaching experience. She has a masters of education focusing on creative idea generation and development and has a particular interest in biomimicry: using and replicating nature through product design to make unique textures and forms. She teaches marking out, piercing, finishing techniques, hammering, gemstone setting, adding texture to metals, rolling, forging, fold forming, and much more.

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