May 2011: Silver chain making workshop

June 07, 2012

On Saturday 14th May, we had group of 3 students making silver chains. The possibilities in this workshop are endless, and often the hardest thing is deciding what you would like to make! We all really enjoyed the day, and the results were fantastic.


Wrapping the wire around a former to create the links


Snipping the links


All the links before soldering


Shaping the links, depending on your design


Soldering the end together


Helen hammered the links


Starting to take shape!


The finished chain, this one made by Helen


Bridget made a bracelet using the same process as above, but just slightly different


Bridget's linked bracelet


Trisha's design incorporated a twist to the links and a variety of different size links


Making the smaller links to gold everything together


Trisha's finished bracelet


Here are just a few samples from Georgina's sample sheet that you can do in just one day!





Ring sizing

Standard designs

Sue makes rings to the size you select when ordering. If the ring does not fit, then she will re-size the ring free of charge (once only) providing:

  1. You (the customer) pay £9 to cover Royal Mail Special Delivery costs for returning the ring to you (can be paid online or via bank transfer).
  2. You (the customer) ensure it is returned within 14 days of delivery.

Please contact Sue before returning a ring for a re-size; it is so useful to have a discussion to help gauge how much adjustment is needed.

Please note: rings must be returned via Royal Mail Special Delivery and opting for the appropriate insurance option to cover the cost of the item. Sue Lane is not responsible for the delivery costs of returning a ring for re-sizing or for lost or damaged rings whilst in transit. For more details, please read our Returns Policy.

After 14 days: Sue will happily resize but at a cost based on the time needed to fulfil the work plus postage. Sue can quote for any work before you return the ring.

Commissioned designs

Any item made just for you, that is not one of Sue's standard designs: You (the customer) need to ensure the size is correct before Sue commences any work. If your order doesn't fit, Sue may be able to resize for you depending on the design and stones used. There may well be a charge involved due to the complexity of the design and for working with stones that where not supplied by Sue which may be difficult to work with. Contact Sue to discuss if it is possible and she can let you know the cost involved, including postage.

Not sure of your ring size?

If you are not sure of your ring size, please contact Sue. She can arrange your order and then post out a free ring sizer to you. You then simply call or email with the measurement.