Making jewellery is extremely satisfying, as anyone who has experience of this will tell you! The courses listed below vary widely in price, length, and topic - but wherever you are in the UK - whether you fancy silver-smithing, beading or experimenting with metal clay, there will be a jewellery making course to suit you!
We're excited to host the well-known wire sculptor, Chris Moss, at Swallows & Artisans. Chris uses a variety of metal materials, including new and recylced wire and mesh, to create stunning 3D sculptures particularly wild and domestic animals and birds. Chris has a love of nature and all her work reflects a detailed study of the anatomy and character of her subjects. Chris works on commissions and exhibits her work across the UK.
Explore the wonderful world of glass and experiment with a variety of techniques and materials. You will be guided through the process, all abilities welcome. These can be taken as a one off, but most people return again and again.
£55 to make a lantern, candle plate or free standing panel.
During a two hour workshop, you will be shown the basics of fused glass, it is a hands on workshop, with no experience necessary....
Whether you have worked with Polymer Clay or not, let's get creative!!
Polymer Clay is a bake-able clay, which comes in different brands and colours.
I personally use Fimo for workshops as it is the most easily available in craft shops if you want to follow on after the course.
Many students have mentioned how they remember it from their childhood and are amazed that it has progressed into such an inspiring and interesting craft....
Learn the essentials to make beaded jewellery, how to use the tools to fix findings, make a necklace or bracelet and a pair of earrings to take home with you on the day. Group discounts are available. Please contact me directly via the contact options above.
Learn a range of jewellery making techniques over 4 evenings including saw piercing, annealing, soldering, hammering. texturing, pickling and polishing metal. You will make several pieces over the 4 weeks. A great taster course to see if you enjoy making jewellery and continue on a longer course afterwards.
We run these courses in the spring, summer and autumn terms. Please check the website for courses dates.
I am pleased to be able to offer various tuition packages in this fabulous technique known as Lampworking - 'The art of melting glass rods in the flame of a torch'.
With over 14 years of bead making experience tuition takes place in my studio in the beautiful market town of Barnard Castle in County Durham, which is fully insulated and ventilated to offer a comfortable and safe environment for you to work in.
This is a one day introductory course in making silver jewellery. The day is designed for people with little or no experience of silver jewellery making, or for those experienced in making silver jewellery. Learn about basic tools, workshop practice and traditional jewellery techniques for working in silver.
You will make and finish a simple band ring in the morning and then in the afternoon move on to learning to texture metals and cut out...
Join us for this interactive introduction to the affordable and enjoyable craft of resin jewellery, where you will learn how to create your very own colourful bijouterie, with plenty of guidance and encouragement from our resin experts.
This class is ideal for resin beginners - we will take you through the basics of working safely with epoxy resin as well as showing you different techniques for adding resin to jewellery.
Resin gives you wonderful creative...
On this one day course, you will be guided through how to make at least 3 beautiful pieces of pure silver jewellery with 20g of silver clay. Georgina has been working with silver clay for over ten years and has been running silver clay courses on the Wirral for the last eight years.
You will be given the opportunity to design and make your own pieces under careful supervision. This means these bespoke pieces are...
'Mokume Gane' is a Japanese term which refers to layering metals to achieve a wood grain effect. We will explore the technique by combining thin sheets of your favourite colours into a clay stack. We will then impress an intricate pattern and, using finely cut layers, create a set of 3D disc beads. Once cured, we will sand and string them to make a stunning, statement necklace and matching earrings.