Make a beautiful Sterling Silver Creation to treasure ...Silver ring/ earrings or pendant in a day in our dedicated metalwork shop set in beautiful Rural Suffolk
(NB This price is for one to one tuition discounts for more students see below Thanks)
This special one day course is a great introduction to making Sterling Silver Jewellery
Your Qualified Tutor will demonstrate each step as you go along & answer any questions .
This is a very flexible course, If you just want an Enjoyable Creative Day this is for you ...if you wish for a more depth Experience , perhaps this is the beginning of a new hobby or business , then bring your notebook as we can do that too! ..Your Making Day will be tailored to Your wishes
Learn how To....
......Design your Piece
......Add various Textures to metal and, Practicing first on Copper...
......measure & mark out your blank
......choose the correct blade, prepare & use a jewellers piercing saw to cut your Silver to size
......Select the best files to Straighten & smooth edges
.......and form your piece with mallet and mandrel .
Then experience soldering your project with your tutor ( , how many types of solder are there, which one should you use when , and why ? If you wish to know we can teach you)
Learn effective techniques to clean off solder and how to get a perfect finish with various abrasives
Your tutor will then give your piece a final polish
and you will have your own beautiful Silver Creation, Handmade by You, to treasure forever.
The one day course includes enough Sterling Silver for your Jewellery Project on the course Each one day course (if not an individual one to one session) has a maximum of 3 students to ensure plenty of tutor attention
Tutor is fully Qualified HND Goldsmith with more years experience of making and teaching than she cares to Admit (over 30 anyway )
While there is no Public Transport to the Workshop Students can be picked up by arrangement from Southwold or Beccles at no extra cost
Wheelchairs and Disabilities of all kinds will be welcomed Wherever Possible however the workshop does have its limits so please contact Tutor to Discuss Before Booking.
To avoid any confusion PLEASE NOTE the price for this course is £250 for Individual Tuition or £225 per person for 2 or 3 students attending on the same day .Jewellery making only ( ie a ring, or a pair of earrings or cuff links, or a medium size brooch or Pendant ) If you wish to make larger pieces Ie Spoons , Bowls, large Jewellery ...Tiaras :) etc Requiring more Materials , Stone setting
and more tuition time , this will incur higher cost please ask for a quote ..thanks
Also small groups,Hen parties etc may be accommodated at lower rate depending what you wish to make ( Silver Earrings are a favourite) ....
...Want a short course ? Some times we may be able teach you from 2 to days up to 5 Days by Arrangement for a fixed fee
For further details and special arrangements please contact us
Also note please that the Brightsmiths Workshops , while continuing with precious metal projects , commissions etc was mostly closed to students during the Pandemic .hence our reviews are a little dated (though still excellent ) Now we look forward to welcoming you back
The Brightsmiths Workshops
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
Enough Sterling Silver for Ring, medium size Pendant, brooch or Earrings and all tools provided for course. 8 hours Qualified tuition.
Tea & Coffee ...free all day please let us know if you prefer other drinks (no alcohol please:) No other catering at workshop so please bring a packed lunch.
Please wear warm old clothes and comfy shoes.
If you already have a design idea...
(not at all necessary as most students design with the tutor during the course)
.... please let us know before the day so that we can discuss practicality and make sure we have the correct tools ready and materials in stock.
8 hours (flexible times to suit)
This craft course provider has been awarded Silver status for receiving 5 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
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Myself and two good friends thoroughly enjoyed our day with Rosie.
Rosie's workshop was very well equipped, with a tool for everything and then some.
She guided us novices through the creation of our very individual pieces in a calm and supportive way, enabling us to complete our (some might say over ambitious) pieces in the day (be it a slightly longer day than planned).
It was great to get a chance to practise some of the processes used in silversmithing, and it's definitely inspired me to look into doing more in the future.
I can thoroughly recommend the course to anyone wanting to get a feel for the craft.
Response from The Brightsmiths Workshops:Thank you Kate
We had a wonderful day with Rosie at her workshop making some beautiful silver pieces. Rosie was creative, patience, friendly, knowledgable and very encouraging as we were both complete novices. We were delighted with the pieces we made and they will take centre stage on the mantle piece. It was a lovely way to celebrate our silver wedding anniversary !
Response from The Brightsmiths Workshops:Dear Robin and Nicola
I booked two days with Rosie in March 2019 and it was such an enjoyable experience that I booked another two days in May 2019. Being in Rosemary's workshop is a unique experience to work alongside one of the region's most talented and knowledgeable silversmiths. Over my four days I made two beautiful bowls - one in copper and the other in silver (this one with handles). Rosemary's knowledge about working the "bright metals" is vast and she is very generous in sharing it and her time. Nothing is too much trouble for her and she makes one feel very comfortable in her workshop.
Response from The Brightsmiths Workshops:Dear Anita
I had a wonderful day with Rosie and came away with a silver ring I designed and made myself. Rosie took me through each process and explained everthing thoroughly, she was so generous with her amazing knowledge and her time. I learnt so much and hope to return in the future. I would recommend a day with Rosie she is an amazing lady.
I had a lovely and rewarding day at Brightsmiths Workshop which is located in a beautiful setting. Rosie is an excellent teacher and I learnt through a wonderful hands on experience which helps with retaining processes taught. She teaches amazing attention to detail and so the silver ring I made was so well finished. My husband was very impressed and tried hard to find a join- which of course he couldn't !! I really want to return to learn more skills and would fully recommend a day here to anyone who wants to learn this craft.
I booked a place for my wife on Rosie's one day workshop, to mark her 60th birthday. Sue was unsure about exactly what she wanted to make and a bit nervous about her jewelry making capabilities but she drew a few tentative designs of a geranium flower and thought she'd make some earrings .
We met Rosie at her workshop, she made Sue feel very welcome and chatted about her design ideas, deciding to use the bloom idea for a pendant with silver for the petals and copper for a central boss. Several silversmith skills were involved in this, Rosie showed Sue what to do and helped out where things needed and expert eye.
Sue greatly enjoyed her day, it was exceptionally good value. Rosie was a patient and supportive tutor. Sue now has a unique, lovely silver bloom pendant which she is very proud of.
Rosie's workshop is ideally located in the countryside if you're interested in wildlife, fishing, photography etc. there are lots of options available. There are several charming market towns to browse around within 30 mins, so I found plenty to do too.