Jewellery Workshop – Silver Clay
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These relaxed and friendly workshops are an ideal introduction to working with silver clay. This is a compound of 99.9% silver powder mixed with a binding agent which when fired burns off to leave fine silver. You will work with slow dry silver clay to make two and three pieces of jewellery such as pendants, earrings and charms. You will learn how to handle, shape, stamp, texture and dry silver clay and learn how to finish and fire a piece using a blowtorch or a kiln. Plus some traditional silversmithing techniques so that you can create a finished item of jewellery. You can choose which project(s) you make dependent on materials and time available. You can see some of the pieces that can be made on the silver workshops page at www.thejewelleryacademy.co.uk
What are the aims of the course? To provide the skills to make jewellery in an exciting and fun environment, the emphasis is on designing and making jewellery which you will love to wear.
What does the course involve? You will, under guidance, design and create your own individual piece(s) of jewellery.
Information & Support
Suitable for the beginner and those with some knowledge of jewellery making. Adaptations can be made which can challenge the more advanced jewellery maker.
Material costs; Please note that the cost of materials is not included in the course fee.
The tutor will provide materials and these will be charged to the student based on current silver clay prices. The cost of the silver clay used on this workshop will be £18 and is sufficient to make 1 or 2 small / medium pendant(s), earrings and/or charms. There will be an additional cost of £2 payable to the tutor, which will cover all other necessary materials, including Sterling silver findings, consumables etc. Sterling silver chains, semiprecious stones and cubic zirconias will be available to buy at trade prices if you choose to add them to your designs.
For further information please feel free to contact Louise Simmonds on 07753 600080 or email@example.com.
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Please contact us to register your interest for the next available start date.