Two days filled with lots of 'how to' processes and steps in basic jewellery making. We cover the use of a range of silversmithing tools, techniques like sawing, filing, polishing, soldering and stamping.
On day one we cover the processes and tools and on day two we make a piece of jewellery using the techniques we have learnt. It could be a bangle, a ring, earrings, a pendant or even cufflinks.
This course is for beginners who would like to try out silversmithing. After this course, you will know how to produce your own basic pieces of bespoke jewellery either for yourself or as gifts to others.
The course always runs on consecutive days, this enables process learnt on day one to be utilised on day two in your project.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
I include refreshments in the morning and afternoon on each day, a fresh and homemade lunch each day, all materials, including copper and sterling silver, and tools needed to complete the course and produce your own piece of jewellery, which you take home. All practice pieces are yours to keep too.
I also offer a Certificate of Attendance with the hours of work completed by each person. This is for your own enjoyment but may also be useful if you intend to apply to a higher education facility to study jewellery design or silversmithing.
2 days (10:00am to 4:00pm)
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2 days (10:00am to 4:00pm)
I really enjoyed this course, Sue was so accommodating about my hearing impairment and made me feel really comfortable about doing the course. It was a great way to learn the basic core techniques for jewellery making and be really hands on. A relaxing and fun time in beautiful surroundings. Sue is an absolute delight !
Response from Sue O'Mara Art:Thank you Sarah, I am so glad you enjoyed your course. You made lovely bangles to 'jingle' :)
I highly recommend Sue’s two day jewellery course, which was brilliant. You learn sawing, filing, pickling, embossing, burnishing, reticulating, soldering and hammering to name a few, but it all feels very relaxed and not hectic at all. I learnt so much in two days.
Sue is lovely and really knows her stuff, instructing you really well on to achieve the best results while giving you the space to unleash your own creativity. I’m so happy with the pendant I created, no one I’ve shown it to believes I made it by myself, but Sue made sure I did!
Thanks so much,
Response from Sue O'Mara Art:Hi Claire, thank you for the lovely words. You did well and the pendant is brilliant. So is the mad machine triangle piece!
The course was amazing, I had a great time with Sue and learned so much in the 2 days.
I was able to make a couple of pieces that I’m very proud of.
Would recommend greatly.
Response from Sue O'Mara Art:Thank you Kamila, I love what you made! Look forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes, Sue
My wife and I really enjoyed Sue's course! She knows her stuff and is great at teaching it. We'll be doing more of her courses! Thanks Sue!
Response from Sue O'Mara Art:Hi Jim, you were both great company and it was lovely to see you both create accomplished work in such a short time. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Take care, thank you and best wishes, Sue :)
I recently attended the 2 day course and had a fantastic time. I learnt so much. Sue is an incredible teacher whose knowledge and expertise really inspired me. I have left with so many skills and ideas and am excited to start practising these at home. Sue was a lovely host and the course is held in a beautiful setting. Absolutely recommend this course - I shall be back to learn stone setting soon! Thank you Sue!
Response from Sue O'Mara Art:Thank you Julia! I do love hearing how happy students have been with the learning they have received while they are on one of my courses.
Excellent course. Sue is a mine of information and takes time to show you whatever you need or want to learn. The beautiful surroundings are an added bonus! I made a ring which i will treasure and skills which i am keen to add to now i have had a taste of what can be done.
A fantastic way to spend a weekend and im so grateful for Sues patience and experience.
Response from Sue O'Mara Art:Hi Cheryl, thank you for the kind words. and anytime you want to come back it will be great to see you. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask :) Sue
This 2 day course was absolutely brilliant!
Sue was so patient and very helpful with anything you wanted to learn. I was so surprised because I wouldn’t think I would learn so so much in these 2 days, but I did! It was a brilliant 2 days and it was very enjoyable, thank you Sue!
I highly recommend!
Response from Sue O'Mara Art:Hi Sophie, thank you for the lovely review. It was really good to have you on the course and I look forward to seeing you for your next phase! Best wishes, Sue
Loved my two days on the jewellery course with Sue.
As a complete beginner I learnt so much , and am really keen now to use the skills and carry on creating.
Sue is super organised, patient and helpful and obviously extremely proficient in her field.
There is a lovely atmosphere in the studio and we were made to feel so welcome.
Thanks so much Sue, I will definitely be coming again !
Response from Sue O'Mara Art:Thank you for the kind words Louise, I loved your focus and it was really nice to have you in the Studio. You have made excellent progress on your silversmithing journey!
This course was wonderful. Sue is a fantastic teacher, clear and patient, and I learnt so much. The jewellery-making skills that I gained on this course have enabled me to create pieces to sell, and has motivated me to practice and challenge myself further. I highly recommend this course!
Response from Sue O'Mara Art:So great to have had you here for the course, and really satisfying for me to see how your skills have just grown and grown and you now have a lovely business. Well done Laura! Best wishes, Sue