Make Your Own Silver Ring, Stoke Newington
Written by: Sophie Taylor
Fancy a silver ring workshop? Because let’s face it, if no-one’s giving you one you need to make your own. Alternatively you could make it for someone special and take a step towards restoring your karmic balance. But remember to measure their fingers as subtly and awkwardly as possible (or borrow one of their rings for reference).
At Roderick Vere’s studio, Of Cabbages & Kings, you can spend two hours learning how to cut, shape, solder and finish you very own silver ring. It’s an ideal starters workshop for silversmithing jewellery maker wannabes. Roderick Barker-Benfield is the man behind the name, a freelance artist, photographer and designer with a keen eye for detail and a passion for creativity.
He’ll be the one to tell you your ring’s looking on point and show you how to thread and use a piercing saw, solder your ring and finish your design. At the end of which you’ll find your one of a kind silver ring ready to flaunt and shove in people’s faces if they don’t already notice it and comment.
“Oh this? Oh I made it myself. Yeah, I know, dark horse aren’t I. There’s a lot you don’t know about me I guess..” then look off into the distance and wave knowingly to a passing car, preferably with the hand that’s wearing the ring so it shines and glistens in the sun.
All tools and materials are provided so you can pop that massive slab of silver back in the cupboard.
Want to do a little stalk of Roderick? It’s not hard. His jewellery can be found in several high end and boutique stockists around the UK, whilst his photographic work is regularly published in national newspapers and magazines. Clients include The Guardian, ITV, Channel 4, The Sunday Times & the BBC. Oooh.
Then have a further stalk of some of the incredible work by previous students and steal all their ideas.
Spaces are limited to a maximum of six people so book early to avoid disappointment.
Tickets aren’t cheap as chips, but you’ve just made your own silver ring for goodness sake.
Silver Ring Workshop
Tuesday 18 April
19:00 – 21:00
Of Cabbages & Kings, 127 Stoke Newington High Street, N16 0PH
Photos via Roderick Vere.
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