Jewellery Class – Ring Design Inspiration

Jewellery Class - Ring Design Inspiration - Genna Delaney Jewellery Artist

Jewellery Class – Ring Design Inspiration

Ok so you want to take part in a jewellery class but you are not sure what you would like to make. You don’t even know how to make a ring so how can you design one? And you’re not sure what can be made in the time of the class. Fear not I will help you.

In the 4 hour class you will learn how to saw pierce, form, texture, solder and polish metal and you will go away with your own silver ring. If you are not quite sure what to make I can help you design something. But to save time during the class try looking at the internet for inspiration. Pinterest is a great place to get some ideas. This is a beginners class so don’t choose something that is really complicated and unfortunately stone setting is too advanced at this stage. I will have another class for stone setting in the future.

Here’s some examples of rings that some of my students managed to make in the 4 hour class. This will hopefully give you an idea of what is possible to make during the 4 hours.

So you can make a textured silver band out of sheet metal like this one above…..

Or if you are feeling adventurous you can saw pierce out shapes or form a shape from wire, then solder it to your ring band.

Jewellery Class - Ring Design Inspiration

Jewellery Class – Ring Design Inspiration

If this has inspired you and you want to book a group ring making class, you can book here. However if you would like to do a one to one class you can book a bespoke class with me here.

Or perhaps you are getting married and fancy saving some money and want to have a fun afternoon together with your partner. You can book a make your own wedding ring class here.

In the wedding ring class you can make each others rings or make your own and they don’t need to be in gold.

Want some more inspiration? Here are other examples of the rings that my students made in the group ring making class. As you can see from the images below, everyone makes their own person, unique ring. You don’t go away with the same piece.

You will be able to make something to your own individual style that you can treasure forever.

Jewellery Class - Ring Design Inspiration

Jewellery Class – Ring Design Inspiration

Look at these lovely wire shapes. The heart ring was made by a 11 year old girl and her mother. The rectangle ring was made by one of my clients who commissioned me to make a gold pendant and bangle in the same shape. She wanted to make a ring to match the set.

Sometimes the design you choose is too time consuming for a 4 hour class like this flower ring below.

Both these designs were very fiddily to make. Mostly it’s the simplest looking designs that are the hardest to make. This double wire knot was very difficult to get your head around and this flower design was more time consuming to make. The flower ring took 5hrs and 15 minutes with the help of me saw piercing and cost more on materials.

Are there any extra costs?

When booking a jewellery class the cost covers 4 hours and silver materials. However if you go over time, I will have to charge a little extra, approximately £20 per hour. And if your design is particularly chunky and requires a lot of silver, or if you make a mistake and need to start again, then you will be charged extra. The cost is dependent on your design and will be paid at the end of the class.

Pam Margarete Ann

Pam Margarete Ann

Still need convincing?

Look at what my students have said about the classes. I’ve had great feedback!

“I had so much fun making my ring” Gill
“I can’t believe I was able to make my own ring, I didn’t think I had the skills!” Diana

“Today my mother enjoyed her Christmas treat from us – a four hour ring making class with jeweller Genna Delaney. She totally loved it and has made a wonderful ring. She reckons Genna is a natural teacher. As a former head teacher she’s good at spotting such talents. If you want to learn jewellery making then Genna is the person to see!” Prof Mike Press.

So what would you like to make?

My Group ring making classes are on special offer until 28th January. You can book a class for £70 per person rather than £100.

The class is ideal for a treat for yourself, or book with a friend and have fun afternoon together. They can be booked as a gift for a loved one. (Please email if the class is for a present for someone else so I can email you a voucher)

You can book a class here, just select the date you want to book and pay by PayPal or bank transfer.

Got any other queries? Just get in touch with me here

Testimonials

Can't thank you enough it was exactly as we asked for and a lot more x better start saving for the Eternity ring you're going to be making next for June .... a very happy couple xx

Sean

My family bought me a voucher for a 1:1 workshop to make a silver ring for my Birthday. Genna's workshops are informative in the process of jewellery making and good fun. Genna has a lovely teaching style.

Best of all you go home with a beautiful ring you made.

I would definitely do another workshop and if I could give Genna 10 stars I would. Thank you.

Samantha

Picked up my Wedding Ring today and words can't describe how happy I am. It looks amazing. Few wee (happy) tears on the way home. Thank you so much. p.s. thank you from my "Mum" too xxx

June

Genna design recently carried out a repair on my wife's engagement ring. I could not fault Genna's workmanship and the cost of the repair was very competitive. I would not hesitate to return in the future.

Michael

I had a fantastic time on Saturday, thanks Genna for being patient. Love my ring. Robert asked what I was making next so I might be back. Thanks once again for a great day x

Liz

Had a lovely day with Genna making our wedding rings! What a great touch to add to our special day! Would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to make their wedding rings, more than just a ring!

Stephanie 2018

Genna created my engagement and wedding ring and they are absolutely beyond perfect! She really took her time at the initial consultation and went over all of the tiniest details - when we got the pictures of the finished rings I was totally blown away - they were exactly what I had pictured in my head, if not better!!

Jessica

Genna, it was lovely to meet you last evening and I just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you for the beautiful necklace. It is truly gorgeous. What a talent you have. I've not taken it off since last Thursday! I was even wearing it for Crufts all weekend!

Keep following your dream!

Jenny Campbell 2018

Really enjoyable and educational day, we both had loads of fun. Would recommend to anyone looking to make there own personalised ring

Gordon & Gill

As Alison and Ron’s neighbours we have witnessed first hand this special and devoted love and the beautiful commission pieces you made reflect beautifully their enduring love . Alison wears them with humble pride.

Yvonne

Today my mother enjoyed her Christmas treat from us – a four hour ring making class with jeweller Genna Delaney. She totally loved it and has made a wonderful ring. She reckons Genna is a natural teacher. As a former head teacher she’s good at spotting such talents. If you want to learn jewellery making then Genna is the person to see!

Prof Mike Press

Whoah this blog is fantastic. I love reading your posts. Keep up the good work! You know, a lot of people are searching around for this information, you can aid them greatly.

Natalie

I'm over the moon with my ring! Thank you so much for creating such a beautiful piece which means so much to me. I absolutely love it.

Irene 2018

Thanks so much for the beautiful ring I bought yesterday!! Will be in touch about a commission a piece soon!!

Julia Wang, NY

Genna has lots of lovely jewellery to buy. The best things are bespoke though. She made me a few unique items using much loved heirlooms and updating them.

Bonnie Lee, TX