Jewellery Making WorkshopsWINTER/SPRING 2020
Silver Ring Taster Class
A choice of morning and afternoon classes available
Saturday February 8th 10am – 12.30.and 2pm – 4.30pm
Saturday March 7th 10am -12.30pm and 2pm – 4.30pm
Saturday March 28th 10am – 12.30pm and 2pm – 4.30pm
Saturday April 25th 10am – 12.30pm and 2pm – 4.30pm
Saturday May 9th 10am – 12.30pm and 2pm – 4.30pm
Not sure if jewellery making is for you?? Come along to a silver taster class! In a two and a half hour class we will make beautiful simple silver rings, a number of skills will be experienced in this wee class – design, texture, soldering, filing, sanding and polishing, you will initially practise with copper then transfer your designs to silver. This class will give you a good idea of what is involved in the jewellery making process and what can be accomplished in a longer class, and you will have your own beautiful handmade silver ring to take home with you.
Cost is £32.00, materials included.
5 Week Evening Class
Monday February 10th, 5 consecutive Monday evenings from this date. 6.30pm – 9pm
Monday March 30th, 5 consecutive Monday evenings from this date. 6.30pm – 9pm.
The third class falls on Easter Monday, if this is a problem we can rearrange this class.
Perfect for dark chilly Winter evenings, be creative, be inspired, make what you want in my 5 week evening class. We will begin this course by practising basic jewellery making techniques on copper, you will learn to saw/pierce, file, sand, texture, solder and finish a piece of jewellery. You will then use your new skills to make sterling silver jewellery, maybe set stones and take home your creations and impress family and friends!
£110, copper is included, silver is not, you can purchase it from me.
Silver Stacking Rings
Saturday February 15th 10am – 2pm
Saturday May 2nd 10am – 2pm
Boosted by the ever popular Taster class this is an extended version to allow you to make 3 rings to stack together, all different, texture, personalise, add embellishments, you will learn how to size a ring to fit perfectly, solder, texture and polish…. See photos for inspiration, on the right of this page at the bottom. We will not stop for a full lunch break but bring a snack to keep you going!
Cost is £50.00, materials are included.
Silver Bangle and Ring Combination
Saturday February 22nd 10am – 1.30pm
Saturday April 4th 10am – 1.30pm
This was a new workshop for Autumn and proved very popular. Make a matching silver bangle and ring set! You will begin this workshop texturing copper, with stamps, hammers and the rolling mill, you will transfer your chosen design to silver to create beautiful silver bangles and rings. You will be amazed at your own creations!! Finish in time for a well deserved lunch.
Cost £60.00 materials included
Stacking Rings with a Beautiful Stone
Saturday February 29th 10am – 4pm
Saturday April 18th 10am – 4pm
This class has been inspired by the fabulous work of my 5 week students, stacking ring and taster ring workshops! Make three silver stacking rings, one will have a beautiful stone set. I will have numerous beautiful semi-precious stones for you to choose from, examples are moonstone, peridot, simulated ruby, garnet, iolite, labradorite, pearls, turquoise and more, we will texture the silver bands so all of the rings will be different and unique, I will have pre made silver bezels for your stones. These rings will be so personal to you. There will be a break for lunch, you are welcome to go to the fabulous Biscuit Factory café, or other nearby cafes or bring your own.
Cost is £65.00, materials are included.
Saturday March 14th 10am – 1.30pm
Make two beautiful silver bangles, we will begin this workshop practising different texturing techniques on copper, your chosen texture can then be transferred onto silver. Using traditional silversmithing skills you will make two bangles to sit together and jangle, totally unique to you!
Cost is £55.00, materials are included.
Saturday March 21st 10am – 4pm
These rings are a big favourite of mine, and a very popular class, come along and make a chunky statement ring flared to hold one or more satellite rings which move freely around, they can be made from another metal for contrast. These rings have so many variations, they can be textured with hammers and punches, they do not have to be so wide if you prefer something more delicate. We will cover a number of skills, piercing (sawing) soldering, texturing, forming, polishing. There will be a break for lunch, you are welcome to go to the fabulous Biscuit Factory café, or other nearby cafes or bring your own.
Cost is £72.00, materials are included in this price.