(e-course) Basics of metalsmithing : create a silver ring with a stone
(e-course) Basics of metalsmithing : create a silver ring with a stone
(e-course) Basics of metalsmithing : create a silver ring with a stone
(e-course) Basics of metalsmithing : create a silver ring with a stone
(e-course) Basics of metalsmithing : create a silver ring with a stone
(e-course) Basics of metalsmithing : create a silver ring with a stone
(e-course) Basics of metalsmithing : create a silver ring with a stone
(e-course) Basics of metalsmithing : create a silver ring with a stone
(e-course) Basics of metalsmithing : create a silver ring with a stone
(e-course) Basics of metalsmithing : create a silver ring with a stone
(e-course) Basics of metalsmithing : create a silver ring with a stone
(e-course) Basics of metalsmithing : create a silver ring with a stone

(e-course) Basics of metalsmithing : create a silver ring with a stone

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Please note : this course was recorded in French. It includes English subtitles, and the pdf document is available in both languages.

Discover the art of metalsmithing :

I invite you to discover the world of metalsmithing just as I learned it myself : using the minimal tools, and using simple, accessible methods, that require only patience and practice. The techniques you will learn provide the basics of metalsmithing, empowering you to create much more than just a basic ring
I'll be sharing my own approach to working with metal, along with personal tips and tricks, while also providing creative ideas for further experimentation. Additionally, I offer straightforward suggestions for setting up a comfortable workspace.

In this course you will find :
A 2-hour and 15-minute video tutorial, where I guide you through setting up your workspace and creating a ring of a specific size, from beginning to end.
A step by step PDF of over 25 pages. It includes an extensive list of European suppliers, recommended tools with direct links for purchase, and detailed instructions for each course step, accompanied by photos.

It's a course for beginners, you don't need any previous experience.

I chose a ring with a stone as the project for this course, because the techniques it will cover will give you a wide and full panel to learn the basics of metalsmithing. 
You'll learn to measure, saw, file, sand, solder, hammer, shape, set a stone, etc. 

Once you've purchased this course :
• You can download and rewatch the video as many times as you want
• This course is yours, but it is ilegal to share it with other people. You buy it for yourself and yourself only. 
• Refunds aren't accepted on this product, as once you've received it there's no going back. 
• You have the opportunity to join a private facebook group, where the students who purchased this course can interract with each other, share their projects, ask questions, make group purchases of bulk materials, celebrate each other on your creations, etc!

Make sure you read the informations available in the FAQ below, and note the tools must be purchased separately

FAQ : 

In what langage is the course? 
The course is in French, and includes French + English subtitles. 
The pdf document is available in both languages (Eng & Fr).

Are the tools included in the price of the course? 
No : you need to purchase the tools separately. If you already considered discovering this art, you may have realised how hard it is to know what to buy and where to find it, as there are so many possible options. I simplified this task for you by creating a well thought out list with just the necessary tools you'll need to start. I included direct links with the best prices I found. 

How much will the necessary tools cost? 
You should estimate about 400-450€, though there are probably some things you won't need to buy and already have at tome (which are included in the estimated price), like an apron, glass jars, cissors, a towel, etc. 
A big intention I had from the start as I dreamed about this course, was to help you start with the least possible tools, just like I started myself. In the pdf, I give you alternative ideas to
replace some tools with other items that you may already have at home or that you can find inexpensively in non-specialized places. But it is true that this tool base is an investment. Keep in mind that, after purchasing most of these tools once, you will never have to do it again. It's an initial investment, and the financial commitment will decrease more and more.

Is it something I can do at home?
Yes! I myself started while I was traveling in Australia, in my partner's rental apartment, on the tiny kitchen table. Then, once back in Belgium, I modified a desk to make it a workbench (I give you my tips for that in the course). And now I work in a beautiful workshop that occupies a whole room. 

Is it a difficult art?
... yes, but it's entirely possible! Let's say it's challenging, in the sense that some techniques require practice before you feel like you have the gesture in your hand, that you really master the tool. But even if you're a bit clumsy at first, you can still create a ring with a stone. And what pride, what satisfaction! I still remember with a lot of emotion the feeling I had when I created a piece of silver jewelry for the first time. I had created "a real piece of jewelry." A piece of silver jewelry. I had soldered, sawed, filed, sanded. I had shaped the material to do exactly what I wanted. What a sensation! I wish you to feel that too :)

What are the techniques we will learn?
We will cover how to create a silver ring with a "cabochon" type stone. (Cabochons are stones that have a flat base). The techniques you will acquire will provide you with the basics of metalworking, allowing you to apply them to create much more than just a simple ring. I share with you my method, provide you with tips and tricks, while also offering creative avenues and ideas for further experimentation. Using a minimum of tools. Employing methods accessible to everyone, with a little patience and practice. Furthermore, I offer simple suggestions to improve the layout of a comfortable workspace.

Will I know where to buy the tools, silver and stones?
Yes! In the PDF, you will find the list of tools that I recommend, with clickable links to one of the suppliers I have worked with the most since my beginnings. I provide you with a comprehensive list of European suppliers who sell online and ship by mail. These suppliers are based in Belgium, France, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, and Great Britain.

Can I do it with zero previous experience in metalsmithing?
Yes! This course aims to be accessible to everyone, whether you are a beginner or already have some experience. I share my way of working, provide you with my tips and tricks developed over the past 10+ years. Be patient and motivated because working with metal requires practice. But if I could do it, you can too! :) 

Will if be possible for me to ask questions?
Yes! Below the video, there's a chat area where I often check for questions. It's open to all the students, so if you're unsure about something, chances are someone else has wondered the same thing. You'll find lots of helpful info there. It's also a place where you can chat with each other, share tips, and help each other out. Plus, there's a private Facebook group just for the students who purchased this course. You can share your work, chat with others, and get inspired by each other!

Can I get a refund?
Refunds aren't possible as once the course's material has been shared, it cannot be undone. 

Will I have access to the course forever?
Yes! You can download all the course's materials and learn at your own pace, rewatching it all as much as you want. 

Can I buy it and share it with a close one?
No, this course is yours, but you cannot share it. 

Will we learn to create a ring in a specific size? 
Yes! It's an aspect I personally struggled to master when I first started out, and I'll give you all my tricks I learned on the way, to make sure you end up with the size you want. 

(Ring & necklace guide below)

Cuff bracelet Size Guide :

cuff bracelet size guide umya jewelry
1. Measure the width of your wrist (right above the prominent "wrist bone"), using a hard ruler. (the wrist pictured has a size 6cm)

2. Already have a cuff that fits? Measure its inner width to find our your size. (It needs to be an oval open cuff bracelet similar to the one pictured)

Recommendations for a not too tight and not too loose fit :
• If your wrist is rather round, and you appear to fit between two sizes, you may choose the size below
• If your wrist is rather flat, and you appear to fit between two sizes, you may choose de upper size.
• You will also very easily be able to adjust the cuff slightly, closing it a little or opening it a little, including adjusting the shape a little, for a perfect fit.
• Need another size? Let me know : it is most likely doable, without extra cost.

How to measure your wrist explained in video : 

And how to put on a cuff bracelet without un-shaping it and without scratching your arm : 

Ring size guide

As I get this question a lot : kindly note that coming to my house to measure your finger is not a service I offer. Thank you for your understanding ! However I will gladly help you by email if you have any doubt or struggle to determine your size, after reading this guide. Do not hesitate to reach out!

Don't know your ring size?

I made a video for you, explaining : 

- what a good size fit should be
- how to figure out your size

I highly recommend you to watch it if you're purchasing a ring with a stone, like the Sena or the Kaha ring, as I give specific recommendations for the fit you should look for

You can find it here (and it has French subtitles if needed!)

How to figure out your size :

a • Go to a jewelry shop

Ask for your size in a jewelry shop, they normally always offer that for free and it will take just a minute.

b • Use one of your ring
If you have a ring that perfectly fits the finger you are wanting to buy a ring for : measure its inside diameter : 

How to measure the inside diameter of your ring

If you use this method, you can let me know your needed size in the little note in your cart (no need to convert it using the conversion chart).

Very important !
- the ring needs to be perfectly round for a correct measurement (no open ring, no unshaped ring)
- use a thin ring to measure this : if you use a large ring, the size will not be accurate. (it should be less than 5mm/0.196" in width)

If you aren't sure of the size you see, you can send me a picture of your ring on the ruler.

c • Purchase a ring sizer online :
For a few € you can get yourself a ring sizer online. I recommend the kind with multiple rings shown below, which will give you a more precise result 

Necklace lengths

The chain lengths offered in my shop are : 

These lengths usually come with an additional 4,5cm extender. So for example a 37cm chain with extender, will allow you to adjust the length from 37cm to 41,5cm. 

Necklace lengths cm - inches

Do you accept return or exchanges? 

• For most items purchased online, YES! You can find more info about this here

How much does shipping cost? 

Shipping is free and you will receive a tracking number.

When will my order ship? 

See the actualized creation time on this page

If your item is ready to ship
 it means your jewel is already made and in stock.
It will usually ship within 1-3 working days, after I receive your paid order

If your item is made to order : it means I will make it specially for you after you purchase it, and therefore need a few extra days for its creation, before it can ship. 
Most of the time it will ship within 3-5 working days, after I receive your paid order (so it is a pretty fast process!). 

You can see if your item is ready to ship in its description. If you have any doubt about a specific item, feel free to contact me, I'll gladly help you further! :) 

(After you purchase something from me, you will always receive an email letting you know when your order is scheduled to ship, so you know what to expect.)

When will I receive my order? 

Orders ship with the national Post service. 
Here are the estimated delivery time from Spain to the world (these are to be added to the few days described above) :

Spain : 1-3 working days 
Europe : 3-10 working days 

Will I be able to track my parcel?



My jewelry come ready to gift, in a beautiful little wooden box with my logo in golden ink on top. It is tided with natural elements and adorned with a dried poppy flower hand harvested in the fields where I live. 

I love including little gift notes, if you place an order to be gifted to a loved one. Feel free to leave me a note at check out if you'd like that with your order. 

You will also receive a polishing cloth, care instructions, and your certificate of warranty together with your order. 

If you order several items and don't request them to be packed individually, I might pack them together in one box if I consider they have confortable room.