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Adjustable Ring Workshop

About the Course

Adjustable Rings

In this workshop you will create 2 beautiful adjustable rings in solid silver.

These rings are great as a gift for someone else as you do not need to know an exact ring size, also perfect for those suffering from swollen fingers or arthritis as they are easier to put on and take off, equally they are very nice to wear as a decorative addition to your ring collection.

During the course you will be guided to explore the techniques and finishing options that will enable you to create beautiful rings that are unique to you.

You will have the option to learn traditional techniques throughout the course as follows:

  • Accurate measuring, calculating, and cutting to the correct size
  • Annealing
  • Soldering
  • Texturing
  • Shaping and Forming
  • Melting
  • Finishing Techniques

 

The workshop is equally suitable for students who have not done a workshop with Bigbury Mint before or who already have some basic jewellery making skills.

This class is on Wednesday 20 September 2023, from 6pm to 9pm

To book a place or for any questions, please phone 01548 830717 or email [email protected]   

***We also have gift vouchers available if you would like to give this as a gift.***

 

*** 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.

 

 

Where to find us –

Our Workshops are held at Bigbury Mint, Ermington – close to the towns of Ivybridge and Modbury and within easy driving distance of the local beaches and Dartmoor. There are plenty of pubs and cafes nearby to refresh and fill up before or after your class.

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On arrival at River Park Industrial Estate drive straight down the steep hill and you will find us near the end just behind ‘Westcountry Cookers’. Free parking is located in front of the building, please enter through the second door signposted ‘Jewellery Workshop Entrance’.

 

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.

 

About Bigbury Mint –

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 on a monthly basis 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.

 

Terms and Conditions.

We will need you to pay for your course in full before booking is confirmed.

Please note that full refunds can only given with a minimum of 30 days notice. If the notice is less than 30 days, we are sorry but you will not receive any refund for this course.

Cost. £63 payable on booking.

Call 01548 830717 or email [email protected]

 

Next dates

  • Wednesday 20 September, 6pm to 9pm

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