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 has been a practicing jeweler and metalsmith since 2003, when he graduated from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. He went on to complete his Masters Degree in Jewelery and Silversmithing at the Birmingham School of Jewellery in England. Since 2009 he has been living in Rhode Island teaching, volunteering, and working in his personal studio, McMillan Metals, where he creates custom jewelry for individual clients and production pieces for companies. In 2017 he launched The Bench, a shared studio and education space for aspiring and experienced jewelers and metalsmiths.

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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