Silversmithing, make a Spinner Ring!

Sioux Falls, United States

Experience hosted by Natalie

3 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people
Includes drinks

What you'll do

Feel welcomed to my Garage Studio with french press coffee or tea, look around the cozy space to begin your journey into your own personal creative zone. You will soon begin forming and filing, soldering and shining, a wonderful new sterling and copper one-of-a-kind Spinner Ring creation from ordinary copper pipe, or sterling tubing.

First, focus on making a well-fitting shank. I will show you how. Be prepared to take out some frustrations with the aid of a chasing hammer and ring anvil. It's all good. All that beautiful energy will create unique to you pattern on the surface of your base ring. Next, I will show you how to take your formed shank into a gorgeously lustrous finished piece of jewelry. The skills you learn about finishing will benefit all of your precious metal work.

Switch gears to your floating spinner. You will use a torch and silver solder to solder the ring together from plain wire. Next you will fit the spinner, or spinners, to the shank with an age-old formula for optimal spin. Choose your difficulty level here by choosing an exacting, smoothly fitting ring, a hammered-to-fit ring, a wide winding wire spinner, or an eclectic wave spinner. Ultimately, you will join the two parts permanently into a single artistic piece that will be a treasure for generations!
Other things to note
All supplies and tools will be provided. It is not recommended that you eat while handling metals. There is ample street parking, the driveway spaces are assigned.
Feel welcomed to my Garage Studio with french press coffee or tea, look around the cozy space to begin your journey into your own personal creative zone. You will soon begin forming and filing, soldering and shining, a wonderful new sterling and copper one-of-a-kind Spinner Ring creation from ordinary copper pipe, or sterling tubing.

First, focus on making a well-fitting shank. I will show you how. Be prepared to take out some frustrat…

What's included

  • Drinks
    bottled water, coffee, iced coffee, tea, iced tea.

Meet your host, Natalie

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 19 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Going elemental with precious metals and a torch is transformational! I have been a jewelry artist since 2006, and teaching jewelry classes in my garage studio since 2011. I strive to bring metalworking arts to our area through skill building classes, metal and jewelry events, and my library of compiled resources. I have sold my handmade jewelry around the world, and have been featured in our local print and broadcast media. I believe I owe my success to twinkle lights. Creativity loves good music and twinkle lights.
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Where you'll be

You will be working in my street level garage studio. Think Man-cave meets twinkle lights in a grownup playground of power tools and creativity, with the ambience of summer camp, or a cookout. Dress for the weather. We'll leave the garage door open if possible. Safety is key, and kind environmental practices are a part of each step. My home is upstairs, so facilities are nearby.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 19 reviews.

Jey
November 2019
Natalie is such an amazing host! Amazing hospitality and patience! We booked this experience as 5 gals who hadn’t gotten together in several years and it was such a fun girls afternoon! We will definitely sign up again.
Darcy
October 2019
The class size was perfect... small enough for individualized attention and to meet everyone to find out a bit about them. I had an amazing time!
Coddy
September 2019
This was such a phenomenal experience- I was not sure what to expect, but decided to give it a try and do something new! 10/10 would do this again and would recommend it to anyone!
Tressa
September 2019
I recommend this class or any class with Natalie at Joe's garage! It was an amazing experience and fun activity where I have a great souvenir to take home with me as well as the memories. I wish I was in town longer to take some other courses with Natalie. She is very kind, thoughtful, and patient. The work shop was organized and clean. She answered any questions thoroughly and made sure I was able to get the finished product I had in my mind and that I was happy with the end result. We chatted about our travels and creative arts. I have recommended her to some friends in the area and can't wait to return one day! I am very happy with my experience and my ring! Thanks again for everything and spending so much time with me.
Taho
September 2019
Natalie is one of the best instructors I have had the pleasure of working with. I've been back to her studio a number of times and will continue to go back for more of guidance and hospitality.
Elizabeth
August 2019
These experiences are a great way to help support artists while being able to explore creating something you wouldn't otherwise get to do. The icing on the cake is when the experience includes sharing great conversation and connecting. Natalie offers great direction in creating your own one of a kind piece of jewelry, she's supportive, kind and great at connecting with her guests. I can't recommend this experience enough - you leave with something you created with your own two hands and just as important, great memories of the experience.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 14 and up can attend.

What to bring

If you sometimes need reading glasses, you will want them while working on your ring.