silver jewellery making beginners workshop
6 hours, 10-5pm (1 hour for lunch, lunch is included)
£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
Wednesday 26th August 2020, 10-5pm
Thursday 24th September 2020, 10-5pm
Sunday 18th October 2020, 10.30-5.30pm
Wednesday 25th November 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!