silver jewellery making beginners workshop
6 hours, 10-5pm (1 hour for lunch, lunch is provided)
£95 (includes materials worth £25)
Where? Arienas Collective,
Dublin Meuse, Edinburgh, EH3
The beginners workshop is now sold out for 2019. We don't teach during December because we've found that booking numbers are low as people are busy with Christmas preparation and events. I have now added an additional date in January 2020 so there is a weekend and a weekday to choose from
Saturday 22nd February 2020, 9.30-4.30pm (note, this is an additional weekend option. The time is slightly earlier because of an evening event at the Arienas Collective)
Wednesday 25th March 2020, 10-5pm
Saturday 25th April 2020,10-5pm
Thursday 28th May 2020, 10-5pm
Tuesday 23rd June 2020, 10-5pm
Project one - silver earrings
This is the workshop for you if you would like to spend a fun day learning how to use silver clay to make hallmark quality jewellery from home. You will learn how to work with the clay, texture it, make your own moulds and set a gemstone. You will leave the class with at least three pieces of jewellery and the knowledge to make your own designs at home.
If you don't have pierced ears you can make a pendant, silver buttons or stacked initials
Project two - make your own silicone mould and silver charm
Project three - setting a gemstone in a silver pendant
In this one-day workshop, suitable for beginners or those that have taken the taster course, you will learn how to make three different projects out of silver clay, a material made up of recycled silver particles, an organic binder and water that can easily be used at home with little need for equipment. Your expert tutor will take you through all the steps to create your own pieces ready for firing. The dried clay is fired with a butane torch to form it into silver, a creme brule torch will do!
The projects you will make during this one-day workshop are - a pair of earrings, a stone-set pendant and a moulded charm. You will learn how to make your own silicone mould to use with silver clay so if you have any small charms, buttons etc you would like to bring along to mould please do! If not, a selection will be provided for you to choose from.
You will learn how to design, make and fire your own pieces and will go home with your lovely creations to give as gifts or to keep for yourself!
Reviews for this course
The course was very relaxed, well presented and well organised. Anna demonstrated how to make a variety of pieces and her instructions were clear and explicit. Questions were welcomed and answered clearly and succinctly.
Everyone relaxed over an amazing lunch, organised by Lynn's husband, thanks go to him.
I learned a great deal about Silver and Silver Clay and I am delighted with the jewellery I made.
I have already recommended and given details of the course to a friend.
I look forward to another course.
Highly recommended this course, excellent value for money and a great day.
Very well presented course with all materials that are needed provided as part of it. We all made several items, Anna was extremely helpful and explained everything very clearly. Notes were made available to us afterwards to save us writing things down, and all questions were answered clearly.
The location is fabulous, a really beautiful setting that was relaxing and comfortable all day. The refreshments were extremely good, lunch was fabulous and way more than I had expected being included in the price.
Strongly recommend, and will be looking for other courses by the Arienas Collective myself!
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