Project Description

Joy of Metalsmithing: Spinner Rings with Sylvia Dawe

Learn the basics of metalsmithing while you create your very own Spinner ring (also known as a Fiddle Ring), which is a ring made of one moving component securely over a base ring that allows the wearer to spin and move one part of the ring. You will also learn what tools are required and how to use them. You are guaranteed to will leave with at least 1 piece of jewelry ready to wear. No experience necessary!

All tools will be provided. Rings will be made of copper &/or brass, with the option of purchasing sterling silver materials from the instructor at an additional cost.


  • Day/Date (2023):

    • Tuesday, July 25
    • Wednesday, July 26
    • Thursday, July 27

  • Times: 1 p.m. – 4.p.m. each day
  • Length: 3 Days / 3 Hours each
  • Cost: $150 Members/$200 Non-members
  • Materials Fee: $20 (With option to purchase sterling silver from instructor)
  • Ages: 15+ (15 to 17 with adult)
  • Skill Level: All

  • Tools:

    • All tools provided
    • Bring your own pair of safety goggles if you have them

  • Student Instructions:

    • No open toe shoes
    • Wear old clothes
    • Tie back long hair
    • Be prepared to have fun!

  • Location: School Street Studios Building, OCAF  34 School Street, Watkinsville, GA 30677 

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    SYLVIA DAWEInstructor
    For Sylvia Dawe, what began as a casual interest in metalwork and jewelry design has bloomed into a full-time vocation, avocation and joyful enterprise. The pursuit of her passion now involves retailing her handcrafted jewelry and teaching metalwork classes at OCAF, Lyndon House, Gone with the Bead and through private lesson. She also continues to hone her skills by attending various classes and workshops and at UGA where she is currently taking courses in metalwork and design. Sylvia finds inspiration for her creations in nature, sentiment & architecture and then fabricates them from materials including metals, beads, found objects, recycled materials, feathers, bone, shell and other mixed media. Retailing under the name SD Designs, her unique, handcrafted jewelry is now sold locally, including at OCAF, and in Savannah.

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