Shadow box ring
Build on saw piercing and forming skills as we create a modern, show stopping, shadow box ring.
Kick Ass Handouts
Nobody wants to work with their laptop on their desk! That’s why we created downloadable handouts full of detailed instructions and step by step photographs to help you on your creative journey. Our Saw Pierced Pendant class has 31 pages of easy to understand handouts, supporting materials and tools list.
Crystal clear, direct to the point, and with a little humor thrown in for good measure. Our aim is that you learn as quickly and as effectively as possible whilst making you feel like you’re right here with us in the studio. The Saw Pierced Pendant class has over 1 hour 40 minutes of easy to follow, succinct videos to help you get creating confidently in no time at all.
We understand that concepts don’t just need explaining in terms of how, but also why…it’s only by truly understanding the why that you’ll be able to develop the thought processes necessary to work effectively alone. We’re super happy to have you as a student, but what would make us happiest? You, being able to create, all by yourself.
If you're a fan of the bolder things in life, you're in the right place
In this class, I want to show you that simple techniques, don’t necessarily mean simple outcomes. Here we’ll be building on skills learnt in our Saw Pierced Pendant and Delicate Flower Ring classes to make a show stopping ring, which is anything but delicate!
Let's do this!
Join Our Metalsmith Academy Membership
All from $39 per month!
(on our yearly plan)
You’ll not only get this class, but all our other online classes too, and much much more!
Practice makes perfect, which is why we included 8 royalty free designs for you to use in this class. We hope you’ll make them all, but to make life a little easier – we made sure to pop them in the order of complexity. So if you are pretty new to this – you can confidently get started right at the beginning, or if you fancy a challenge, you can absolutely dive right in!
We Are Here To Help You!
Tools and materials you'll need at a minimum
- Safety glasses
- Bench Pin
- Jeweller’s saw frame
- Quality saw blades such as Pike or Rio Grande Laser Gold
- Flex shaft motor (also known as a pendant motor)
- Dapping block and punches
- Half round pliers
- Selection of drill bits
- Half round and barrette escapement files
- Selection of sandpaper
- Polishing compound
A note on tools
The list can go on and on for tool requirements depending on your budget, and we will include a variety of possibilities in our downloadable handouts and during the tutorials. However, we want to make our projects available to everyone irrespective of budget so for the most part we will try not to get too flashy with the essential tools. Please note that in our course materials we give you lots of options in terms of tools, so we strongly recommend watching the course videos before going out on any crazy shopping sprees.
Frequently Asked Questions
As many times as you like as long as your subscription is active
Yes you will need specific tools for this class, we have included a basic tool list above, and the course contains detailed tool handouts together with product codes for all tools used during the class.
Unfortunately, we can’t provide a specific answer to that questions. It depends on the tools you decide to purchase and the quality. We try to include as many options as possible in our classes so that student’s can make choices based on their budget, but we will be honest, tools are not cheap.
The videos are only playable through the website and so are not downloadable.
Absolutely you can! It would be pretty tough to work with your laptop on your workbench.
If you do want that little extra support, don’t worry at all – that is one of the main reasons why we launched our Metalsmith Academy Membership. Lucy and the team will be active in the forums daily to help with any problems you might be having with the classes. Unfortunately support is not available for classes purchased individually.
This class is a little more advanced, we recommend starting out with the saw pierced pendant class as a first step into metalsmithing.
Once you submit your final assignment you will receive a certificate.
Unfortunately not at this stage, however our handouts that accompany the videos have extensive, easy to follow instructions.
In order to give students the best experience possible, we only offer classes as part of our membership programme.