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Make Your Own Silver Rings – £60
March 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Create solid sterling silver rings from scratch using traditional silversmithing techniques. Your friendly tutors, Britt and Andrew will be on hand at all times during the workshop to closely guide you and the other participants through each step, ensuring each person makes their own ring(s) entirely by themselves.
You will have a choice of making two stacking rings with a semi-precious gemstone or one chunky, textured ring. The steps include sizing your finger, measuring the amount of silver needed, filing the metal, shaping the ring, using a blowtorch, adding texture, setting a stone the traditional way without glue and many other skills. Silver and tool use is included in the price, your ring(s) will go with you ready to wear at the end of the class!
The silver used in the class is 925 Solid Sterling Silver. This workshop typically lasts around 2-2.5 hours in total and is aimed at complete beginners but all are welcome. This is a very hands-on class. If you normally wear glasses for reading, we recommend you bring these. Please wear old clothes and closed-toed shoes. Long hair must also be tied back. We currently have no strict age limit on classes but please email us before booking a space for anyone under the age of 16 just to confirm this with us. Anyone under the age of 16 must attend with a participating adult.
For tickets please follow the link to Noctua website https://noctua.co.uk/
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to attend the event? Contact the course tutor to check the age requirements for a workshop if not already specified.
What time should I arrive? We recommend you arrive 5-10 minutes in advance if your workshop time to ensure a prompt start. If your workshop starts at 10am, please note that access will given no earlier than 9.50am to allow us to set up The Barn for 10am opening. If you have travelled and have arrived early, we recommend you grab a cuppa from our lovely friends over at Tel Island Food bar, an amazing indie coffee shop on Milner Rd, just a minutes walk away. There are plenty of other coffee houses in Heswall too.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the venue? On street parking on Pye Rd is limited & primarily for disabled car users. The car park to the rear of The Barn is private and restricted in the daytime to Barn staff & tutors only but is often freely available evenings after 6pm. Otherwise May Road car park is accessible within a short walk of The Barn. This is a meter operated system. Public transport links are nearby with the main bus depot being a short walk to The Barn. The venue is easily accessible on foot from Heswall Centre and is located on the same street as The Johnny Pye pub and around the corner from the main PO/Sass hairdressers.
How accessible is the venue? The workshop space is located on the upper floor and accessed via approximately 10 wooden steps. Access can be gained via the front or rear. There are toilet provisions on the ground floor. We would advise wheelchair users or those with limited mobility to contact The Barn to ensure a car park space is reserved at the rear if possible although there are on street parking options for disabled Blue Badge users at the front of the building.
What can or should I bring into the event? It is recommended to wear comfortable/old clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty and an apron to most workshops. Light refreshments will be provided along with biscuits but you are welcome to bring your own snacks, particularly if your course runs over lunch or you have special dietary requirements. Please inform the venue should you have a nut allergy 7 days prior to attending the workshop. Course tutors will provide all necessary tools, equipment & materials unless specified