In this workshop, students will learn an easy and endlessly customizable way to create spinning or fidget rings. Spinning rings are popular sellers that can be customized to fit any style and are a fun item of jewelry to produce and wear.
Students will be introduced to a myriad of options available in creating the spinning ring parts including learning how to twist, texture and modify wire to achieve a unique look. This class provides students with enough time to create several different spinning parts during this workshop, so come prepared to create one to two finished rings and multiple parts depending on each student’s skill set.
Some techniques in this workshop will include:
Learning how to twist, texture and modify wire to create spinner components.
How to combine different textures and finishes to create dynamic rings.
How to size spinner bands to spin around the ring size.
How to stretch or reduce spinners that are too small or too large.
The most expedient way to clean up solder on the inside of wide ring bands.
How to flare both sides of the ring band evenly anticlastic-style to trap spinner components.
Take your creative side for a whirl and learn how to make Spinner Rings!
Bring your Metalsmithing toolbox, including the following items:
½" x 6” 20 gauge Sterling silver sheet, dead soft
1 foot 16 gauge Sterling silver round wire, dead soft
some of each hard, medium, easy, extra-easy silver wire solders