Hot Connections: Spinner Ring

Instructor: Iris Rogers Melamed

Course outline: Take your soldering and metalworking skills up a notch! Starting with a strip of sterling silver sheet, we will design a wide band ring that is flared at the edges to contain a moving wire ring. At each stage of this project we will explore the technical skills required for the successful completion of this ring.

Note: Your ring does not need to exactly as shown above with a wavy edge ring with two spinners. This style is limited to students who are able to use a jeweller's saw to cut out the ring base. You may also choose to do the origninal style as shown below.

Skill level: Advance beginner

Prerequisite: Hot Connections 1 and Introduction to Sawing and Piercing, or experience soldering with a micro torch and using a jeweller’s saw.

Technique: Working with sterling silver sheet – cutting, texturing, forming, fitting, soldering and finishing.

Need to bring: Please bring any metalsmithing tools, especially half round hand and needle files (cut 2 and 4), flat nose and half round pliers. If you have safety goggles bring them along, as well as any magnifying or reading glasses required for close-up work.

Safety first! As we are using torches that heat up to 2500 degrees F, safety is a major concern. Please wear long sleeves, long pants and closed shoes. Make sure the clothing is not loose (particularly the sleeves). Please tie all long hair back and do not wear any loose bracelets or necklaces.



Price: 80.00 +HST
Kit Fee: 50.00 Includes: sterling silver wire and sheet to complete the ring with a sterling silver spinner. Other types of wire will be available for purchase.
Duration: approximately 6 hours

Students are eligible for our 15% student discount card!
Get yours when you check-in for your class at the front desk!


To register for this session, please call 416-751-1911 or toll-free 1-877-473-2323 now, because many of our sessions fill up quickly! We limit class sizes so you can get the best value.
Only 8 seats total for this class!
About Iris Rogers Melamed

Iris began beading about 15 years ago. From there she moved on to chainmaille, wire work, metal clay and ultimately metal work. She is constantly looking for new opportunities to learn more about working with metal to share with her students. Iris has studied with Michael David Sturlin giving her a great foundation in technique and design. She continues to develop her own skills by studying with renowned metalsmiths and jewelers including Susan Lenart Kazmer, Tim McCreight, Pauline Warg, and Cynthia Eid.

Inspired by nature, colours of stones and the malleability of metals, Iris actively records ideas to use in her class.

Iris' advice to others? "I have two favourite saying that continue to inspire me: 'Success is the  ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm' (Winston Churchill), and 'You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.' (Maya Angelou)."

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