I have taken several jewellery courses and workshops at the Art School of Peterborough with Sandy MacFarlane.
In this workshop, I made my first silver band ring. It’s pretty cool!
You start with a flat piece of silver that you saw off of a larger piece. I stamped my name and the year on the inside.
Then you carefully bend it, and size it using a ring mandrel, then solder the joint. Then, I stamped different size circles on the outside.
You can buff it to be shiny, or you can leave it dull. It’s lots of fun! I think I might take that workshop again!
I made this bracelet, in February 2013, at a workshop run by Sandy MacFarlane at the Art School of Peterborough. I made and sawed the links and then followed a pattern to end up with this lovely Byzantine Bracelet. I made this one in copper, but would like to try it in silver! I especially enjoyed making the clasp. It’s fun to hammer the metal. Hammering metal is actually “forging”, like a Blacksmith!