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Amulets and Talismans


Duration: Day

Price: £95

Run by: Mirka
at MIDAS Skills School

151 London Road
Edinburgh
Lothian
EH7 6AE

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About the Course

People were using jewellery for ‘magical’ purposes since the beginning of the civilization. In the past, people associated the objects they wear close to their body with certain symbolism or protection. How would talisman looks today? Could it still somehow improve our wellbeing? In this workshop you will reimagine talisman and explore your own connections between the form and its symbolic meaning.​

This workshop is suitable for complete beginners. You will learn how to make your talisman by using lost wax technique. Lost wax is very expressive and exciting technique because of its nearly unlimited sculptural possibilities.

First, there will be a short presentation about historic and contemporary talismans and amulets. Then you will play with different ideas and try various kinds of special waxes. You will learn basics of wax carving and sculpting. After lunch we decide on the final design which could be pendant, ring or anything else and you spend rest of the day making. This item will be then casted in Sterling Silver (or other metal).

All the material and tools will be provided.

Finalised (casted, cleaned and finished) talismans will be ready to pick up (or sent) in 3 weeks.

Time: 10:00am 3pm (lunch break 30 min)​

£95 (includes silver piece)
£110 (includes Recycled Silver piece)​

Studio 627, St Margaret's House, 151 London Road, Edinburgh, EH7 6AE

Tutor: Mirka Janeckova

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All the material and tools will be provided.
Finalised (casted, cleaned and finished) talismans will be ready to pick up (or sent) in 3 weeks.
Teas, coffees, biscuits



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Course Start Dates

Sunday 2nd June 2019
Saturday 5th October 2019
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos
  • Teen friendly