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Discover the art of jewelry making with a variety of classes ring making classes in Los Angeles. Learn to create stunning rings and master the techniques needed to design unique pieces while gaining the skills and knowledge to unleash your creativity.

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Carving & Casting a Ring

Makers Mess @ 602 N Hoover St, Los Angeles, CA

Come design your own bronze or silver ring! FIT's 2012 Next Generation Award winner Dana Bodourov and art director Silke Labson will teach you wax carving techniques with various tools in order to produce a final carved ring by the end of class. Your ring will then be cast into your choice of brass or silver, polished and shipped to you within 7-14 business days following the workshop.  *Please note that an additional payment...

(62) Beginner 18 and older
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Intro to Resin Jewelry Casting

uMakerIt Studios @ 6837 Canoga Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Have you seen someone wearing resin jewelry and thought how you would love to make some for yourself, family, friends and possibly even to sell on Etsy to make some extra cash!?!  When you take this introductory one-day class you will walk away with 10 - 20 resin 'jewels' and pieces of wearable jewelry. Best of all you will know everything you need to know to keep on making them at home! Prerequisites: No prerequisites or experience...

(4) Beginner 12 and older
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Succulent Jewelry

The Makery Craft Co @ 423 S Brookhurst Ave, Anaheim, CA

In this workshop, you can learn how to arrange the plants onto a wearable mini garden and create your own succulent rings. There is so much love for succulents in Southern California these days. Who can resist these plants with their easy maintenance and charming shapes and colors! Creating jewelry from succulents is one of the coolest and most unique ways to display your love for succulents.  In this 1 1/2 hour workshop you will learn: ...

(67) Beginner 14 and older
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Wire Rings

Santa Monica College

Create beautiful rings by bending wire and adding beads. Learn how to make rings in 3-4 different styles, and take home a finished ring in each style. Bring to class a small towel and any jewelry tools you already own. Do NOT buy any new tools until after class discussion. Tools will be available for purchase in class at discounted prices. Materials fee does not cover tools. Note: This class also has a $20 materials fee that will be collected...

(513) Beginner 18 and older
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Wire Rings

Jewel City Beads @ 201 E. Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA

You will have a lot fun making your own rings from wire in variety of styles and colors, with or without beads. Everyone is welcome.

(24) All levels 18 and older
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Intermediate Resin Jewelry Casting

uMakerIt Studios

As the continuation class from our Intro to Resin Jewelry, you will learn how to greatly increase your skills and creative options to make jewels that are more amazing than ever realized you could make!  You will learn more advanced casting and doming techniques. You will learn to make 'Domed' resin jewels, 'Bent' or 'Twisted' resin ornaments, 'Domed' fabric jewels, 'Dichroic Glass' like jewels and ornaments, and multi colored resin cameos....

(4) Intermediate 12 and older
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Intermediate Resin Jewelry

uMakerIt Studios

You will learn how to create more advanced 'Cast' Resin jewelry and 'Domed' Resin Jewelry, including Earrings, Pendants, Brooches, Rings, Magnets and ornaments using two part resins. More specifically you will learn the following: About the different resins available and their properties Working with more advanced molds, including silicone molds and urethane molds More advanced techniques in layering and mixing additives in the mold More advanced...

(4) Advanced 12 and older
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Reviews for Ring Making Classes in Los Angeles

Ring Making Classes in Los Angeles are rated 4.3 stars based on 670 verified reviews from actual purchasers.

  • Intro to Resin Jewelry Casting

    Reviewed by Stephanie S. on 6/19/2016
    I love love love this class it was so fun and I was sad when it was over!!! Can't wait to go to the next one!!!
  • Intro to Resin Jewelry Casting

    Reviewed by Natalie B. on 6/17/2016
    Very informative class with excellent hands on experience. The instructor explains in detail and the reasons why for each step!
  • Intro to Resin Jewelry Casting

    Reviewed by DEBRA K. on 4/12/2016
    This is an outstanding introductory resin class. The instructor Jonathan provides a fun and relaxing environment, and most important, he provides excellent instructions and information for working with resin. He was able to answer all questions and clarify any misunderstandings. I would recommend this class to anyone who would like to work with resin for business or fun. I look forward to taking his intermediate class in the future.
  • Intermediate Resin Jewelry

    Anonymous review on 4/8/2016
    Jonathan is an amazing teacher! He is so helpful, he will answer all your questions, and show you step by step on how to do everything. The environment is so positive, great, fun! I will definitely be attending this class again!
  • Succulent Jewelry

    Reviewed by Veronica H. on 3/20/2016
    The instructors were very accommodating, welcoming and approachable. It was a fun and creative time!

Discover the Best Ring Making Classes in Los Angeles

Rings date back to ancient times and in the very beginning were made from stone or bone. In ancient cultures, rings were expensive and could only be made by skilled craftsmen. For the wearer, an ornamental band around the finger was a sign of wealth or power. Today, ring making is far more accessible. Every day people wear rings for decoration, and many others take up ring making as a hobby for the simple joy of creative expression. 

We often think of rings as being made from precious metals such as silver or gold. These materials can be difficult to work with and involve heavy and expensive tools. Luckily, you don’t have to be a professional jeweler to make your own rings. There are many accessible materials and tools for beginners, such as wire, beads, and polymer clay. Beginners can learn to work with metal if they can find a jewelry studio offering classes near them.

Investing in ring making tools does not have to be expensive. There are many beginner’s ring making kits available to consumers. However, exactly which tools an individual will need depends on the materials they need to work with. For example, working with clay requires a rolling pin and crafting knife while working with wire requires pliers and wire cutters. In general, all ring makers need a mandrel or finger gauges for measuring ring sizes. Beginners can identify what tools they need by first defining their areas of interest and searching for a beginners kit or signing up for a class that includes materials. 

Why You Should Learn Ring Making in Los Angeles

Ring making is a fun hobby that can have benefits to mental health and overall well being. Individuals generally experience happiness when engaging in a creative and expressive hobby. Physical work can also be meditative and relieve stress and reduce anxiety. Discovering success in a new hobby also increases self esteem and confidence.

Taking up ring making can introduce individuals to new people. Whether you choose to attend in-person or online classes, you will meet new people with similar interests. Even individuals who choose to learn on their own from home often seek out hobby groups online. This new-found community acts as a source of advice and encouragement to continue working on and improve your craft. Having a community where you feel you belong decreases feelings of loneliness and opens opportunities to discover new friends. 

No one should start a new hobby solely to earn money. The cost of crafting supplies, materials, and classes add up over time, and there’s no guarantee of earning income. However, some ring makers invest in learning how to run a business and become skilled enough to sell their creations online or at craft or art fairs. Even then, income can vary. Some hobbists only earn enough to cover the cost of their craft. Others turn ring making into their full time job. Many still are happy simply to engage in the hobby and keep their creations or gift them to loved ones.

In-Person Ring Making Classes in Los Angeles

There are no current in-person ring making classes on offer in Los Angeles. However, residents will be able to find general jewelry making classes. Often, these courses teach students the techniques to create necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. It is possible, however, for these techniques to be applied to making rings.

Jewel City Beads is a jewelry supply store in Montrose that specializes in beads, including those made from bone, shell, gemstone, crystal, and pearl. The store offers classes and supplies for jewelers of all skill levels.

Currently, Jewel City Beads is offering its Basic Beading course. Students learn the basic techniques for working with wire and creating beaded necklaces, bracelets, and earring. Students may choose from a variety of beads to create from but must pay their market cost. The instructor can offer recommendations for staying on budget. The class is open to beginners and is two hours long. 

If you live in Los Angeles and aren’t enthused by the classes on offer, consider reaching out to schools offering current and past courses to inquire about options. There may be upcoming classes available or it might be possible for a current class to be adjusted to your interests. Otherwise, continue to check back with CourseHorse to view available classes in your area. 

Virtual Ring Making Classes 

You can learn ring making just as well online as in person. Virtual classes eliminate the commute required of physical classrooms. They also commonly offer flexible scheduling options. Since they are not restricted by distance, students can attend classes located anywhere in the country, offering many more choices in instructors and course topics. 

Though virtual classes seek to replicate the interactivity of in-person courses through virtual tools, they aren’t ideal in every situation. Metalsmithing involves complex techniques and tools and most individuals wouldn’t purchase for themselves or even have space for at home. In these situations, virtual students would witness a live demonstration of the craft from a professional art studio but wouldn’t be able to participate themselves. These demonstrations may be best suited for students needing to brush up on prior knowledge, beginners to the topic, or others who are unsure about their interest in the craft.

While working with gold or silver may not be ideal for online classes, there are plenty of beginner ring making techniques that students can perform from their own home while following along with an instructor. Polymer clay, beading, and wire wrapping are such accessible techniques. However, for most online classes, students will need to supply these materials themselves. 

You can find virtual ring making courses through CourseHorse’s online search tool. EatMetal currently offers a virtual Hammered Earring class. This course involves a live demonstration where students will witness the creation of hammered earrings from start to finish, including a detailed explanation of techniques and a discussion of necessary materials. The class is private and intended for only one or two people of at least 18 years of age. 

If you can’t find online courses on the topics you are interested in, consider contacting the schools offering courses. There may be other courses upcoming or your interest could lead to the creation of a new course. You can also wishlist previously hosted courses to be notified if they return and check CourseHorse regularly for any new classes. 

If you aren’t interested in the virtual courses you find, feel free to reach out to individual schools and express your interest in specific topics. You can also check back in the future to search for new courses.

Private Group Ring Making Classes in Los Angeles

Private group ring making classes in Los Angeles make for excellent team building events. Creative classes are perfect for inspiring creative problem solving, and fun activities improve workplace productivity. It’s also important for employees to engage with each other in a non-work setting. Previously unknown team dynamics and individual member skills are realized as coworkers communicate and collaborate over artistic projects. These discoveries carry over to improve teamwork in the workplace.

Organizations can register for the Virtual Polymer Clay Jewelry course. The class can accommodate up to 500 attendees, making it ideal for departments of nearly any size. Clay is also the perfect material for jewelry makers of all skill levels, allowing students to make their design as complex or simple as they desire. By the end of the hour and a half course, attendees will have made a keychain, brooch, or pair of earrings. 

While it’s true the Virtual Polymer Clay Jewelry course doesn’t list rings as a possible crafting item, CourseHorse allows for course customization. You may contact them through their online contact form to discuss your options. While many of CourseHorse’s classes are held over Zoom, you may also request the use of a different virtual platform if that would be more suitable for your team. CourseHorse provides even more flexibility in allowing registrations to change group sizes or reschedule events at no additional charge (so long as advance notice is given). Participants don’t need to worry about purchasing materials for online classes. The cost of materials is included in all CourseHorse Courses and are shipped to each participant.

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