Spinner Ring

If you like jewellery you can play with, you're going to love this!

Spinner rings; the perfect combination of creativity and precision in one class. If you’re looking to build on basic soldering skills too, then you’re definitely in the right place! We’ll start out by diving into a technique involving soldering different metals together to create a single multicoloured sheet, called marriage of metal, before getting stuck right in to making those spinner rings. We’ll also look at various ways of adding texture including using the rolling mill with texture plates, and forming rings using various tools to suit all budgets.

Ideally for this class you’ll already be confident with basic skills such as saw piercing and soldering. If you don’t have those skills yet, we recommend taking a look at our Saw Pierced Pendant, Chunky Chain and Delicate Flower Ring classes, where we cover all the skills you’ll need, before trying out this one.

In this class, you'll get to...

  • Up the ante with your soldering skills as we take a look at a technique called marriage of metals
  • Understand a little more jewellery math
  • Form ring bands using basic and more advanced tools
  • Learn how to make your own twisted wire
  • Apply textures to metal, including using the rolling mill to “roller print” designs onto metal
  • Learn how to make spinner rings
  • Take your polishing and finishing skills to the next level
spinner ring
How to make marriage of metal
How to make a spinner ring

Why we created this class: There's so much design potential with this popular online jewellery making class learning how to make spinner rings (fidget rings). Of course you know there's so much more to our classes than just the projects at hand though, and even if you never want to make a spinner ring again, you'll walk away with tips and tricks galore that you can utilize in a myriad of other metalsmithing projects.

Spinner Ring
Spinner Ring
Spinner Ring

Practice makes perfect, and that’s why we want you to get super creative with this class! There are so many techniques crammed in here that can be applied to so many other projects. Consider marriage of metal as a technique not just to be used for spinner rings, but one that can be used to create beautiful rings in their own right. You can also bring in techniques from other classes here too, such as adding octopus or flush settings, or even creating a saw pierced spinner.

As a Metalsmith Academy member, not only do you get access to this class and all our online jewellery making classes, you'll also have access to so much more including...

Express Bites

We are listening to what you’re struggling with and making videos and handouts to help you with exactly that – our stalking skills are on point!

Template Packs

If you’re feeling a little lost for inspiration, have no fear, we have templates galore for you to use however you like – zero credit required!

Tips and Tricks Library

Solutions to the problems causing you drama! Not only do we share our tips and tricks, but you can upload and share too!

Creative Kickstarters

Every two months we’ll be releasing a brand new challenge! But what’s a challenge without some ass kicking prizes? (Seriously, think GRS MicroBlock and you’re in the right ballpark).

Student Roadmap

A firm favourite with our current members, you’ll never have to worry about where to start or what’s next again. Everything is laid out in a logical step by step process.

Community Support

If you’re feeling down on the motivation front, don’t worry! Our supportive community forums, with members from all over the world, are here to help.

Supplier Discounts

Gesswein, Otto Frei, Durston Tools, Pepe USA and SC Studios…. just some of the suppliers giving our members exclusive discounts.

Direct Help

Every morning Lucy and Vennice are over in the forums helping solve your dramas, and have a good gossip over coffee.

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We love to give you everything you need to get up and running in our classes, so we're always sure to provide tonnes of inspiration for you.

We want more than that though! You know what makes our hearts the happiest? When we see our students getting to grips with finding their own inspiration and developing their own unique styles. But I understand how hard it is to know where to start when it comes to getting inspired: creative block kicks in, and two hours later you’re just staring at a blank page.

I promise you though, it’s just about knowing HOW to look. Inspiration really is everywhere, and we want to show you just how easy it can be to find. So to help do just that, we put together this free e-Book just for you.

Jewelry design, how to find inspiration

What our Metalsmith Academy members are saying

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Join monthly for only $47 per month, or save on two months’ membership fees by joining annually for $470 per year. You’re free to cancel your subscription at any time, and it’s entirely drama-free to do so!

Jewellery making tools

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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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 membership.  Lucy, Vennice and the team will be active in the forums daily to help with any problems you might be having with the classes.

This class is a little more advanced, we recommend starting out with the saw pierced pendant class as a first step into metalsmithing.

Unfortunately not at this stage, however our handouts that accompany the videos have extensive, easy to follow instructions.

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