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  • NONAC10079

Silversmithing - Ring Designs

Non-accredited Short Course
At a glance

At a glance

Explore the area of ring design, create your own masterpiece for a loved one or a friend.

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Course overview

Course overview

Rings are a type of jewellery that come in many forms and designs. Increasingly popular with both women and men, they are wonderful gifts as well as a reminder of important people and moments in our lives.

If you are fascinated by these beautiful finger jewels, come and learn all you need to be able to make them at home for pleasure or to sell at local markets or online. When you finish this course you will have a great range of ring making skills and a collection of unique silver rings to take home.

View some of your tutor's fantastic work on instagram @lexidecora or on her Lexi de Cora blog. 

Topics covered in this course include:

Week 1: Basic health and safety training and core ring making skills

  • Demonstrations: sizing, annealing and soldering for wire rings
  • Exercise: you will be working on acquisition of core ring making techniques, such as using ring sizers, operating a gas torch and soldering

Week 2: Ring stacks

  • Demonstrations: making a ring stack using sterling silver wire and creating textures on the surface of rings
  • Exercise: you will start working on your ring stack (set of 3)

Week 3: Ring stacks (continued)

  • Demonstrations: attaching decorative components to rings
  • Exercise: you will continue working on completing your ring stacks

Week 4: Classic ring bands (wedders)

  • Demonstrations: sizing, soldering and forming a classic ‘wedder’ 
  • Exercise: you will make a classic ring band using your newly learned skills

Week 5: Open rings (wrap around rings and thumb rings)

  • Demonstrations: working out a correct length of metal for open ‘wrap around’ ring, basic metal forming and forging techniques
  • Exercise: you will make a forged wrap around ring from silver wire

Week 6: Open rings (continued thumb ring)

  • Demonstrations: creating a template and working out a correct length or metal for an open thumb ring
  • Exercise: you will work on your thumb rings or finishing your previous ring making exercises
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Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

It is recommended that you have previously completed our Silversmithing: Basics course, or have equivalent knowledge, however this is not mandatory and you can choose to enrol if you are a beginner.

Resources required

  • You will require fully enclosed shoes, a note pad, a ruler, a pencil, a fine felt tip pen (preferably permanent marker for metal), a glue stick, scissors and an apron.
  • Please note: there are no canteen facilities at Coomera or Ashmore after hours, so you are encouraged to bring your own refreshments.

Need to know

Your enrolment fee includes course supplies provided at each class by the teacher which are non-refundable.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Federation University
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland