Forging Seamless Rings and Wedding Bands

Course Description

About this course

In this workshop students will learn how to forge a seamless ring from start to finish -- beginning with pouring an ingot, punching and drifting the metal, and then hammer forming the final product. Explore and practice different forging techniques to create varying degrees of texture and form seamless fine silver rings you can wear as a fashion statement or even as wedding bands! 

Meet the Instructor

Patrick McMillan

Patrick McMillan is the jeweler and metalsmith behind McMillan Metal. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University and his Masters of Arts from the Birmingham School of Jewellery in England. With over 15 years of experience in the field, he has worked for a number of companies and small businesses as a production jeweler, blacksmith, stone setter, and in metalwork repair.  

Since 2009, Patrick has resided in Rhode Island and has spent his time building up his personal studio practice and teaching jewelry and metalsmithing at School One High School and The Steel Yard in Providence. Patrick owns and operates The Bench in Pawtucket, RI, a creative studio space for jewelers and metalsmiths providing access to tools and equipment with affordable workspace. 

Materials & Tools 

There is a $30 - $50 materials fee for this workshop that is payable to the instructor at the start of the workshop. The materials kit includes fine silver for pouring ingots and other miscellaneous materials necessary for the techniques covered in this workshop. 


Students should bring 

Metalwerx has this equipment but recommends you bring your own if you own it and do not want to share during the workshop. 

  • center punch
  • bezel mandrel
  • ring mandrel 
  • goldsmithing hammer
  • ball peen hammer




Materials Cost

Payable to instructor in class.


Patrick McMillan


February 29 -March 1, 2020


10:00 AM -5:00 PM


2 days

Basic and above
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