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The invention of a new material called Silver Clay has opened up new business opportunities for entrepreneurs who may be young Mums or people that require the flexibility of a job that can be fitted in around their families and their busy lives. This course is taught by Paula Louise Paton who has been in the jewellery business for more than 14 years. Paula runs her own jewellery business and continually updates the course content to stay abreast of new techniques in metal clay.
This course has been designed and extended to enable you to produce fingerprint jewellery to a professional level and keep you up-to-date with the latest techniques in the business.
Over the two days you will make:
A Double Stacked Fingerprint Pendant
A pair of Fingerprint Cufflinks
A Hand, Footprint or Artwork Keyring
A Stone Set Pendant or Charm
A Hand or Footprint Charm coloured with UV Resin (pink or blue handprints)
You will learn how to take fingerprints directly into the clay and also how to use moulding compounds to enable you to sell your fingerprint jewellery online.
You will learn how to solder fine silver and sterling silver fittings together.
Add text by either scribing or stamping and much more.
We have now extended this course to include the processes involved in producing Hand and Footprint and Childrens Artwork images on silver using Photo Polymer Plates.
Childrens Artwork and Hand and Footprints are becoming increasingly popular and once learnt the techniques can be used to reproduce any black and white image onto jewellery. For example these techniques can be used to produce Cat and Dog Paw Prints, Kiss Imprints, Dog Nose Prints, Baby Scan images.... the options are endless. We will also discuss the techniques for adding gold to your jewellery to increase it's value and reach a wider market.
By popular demand we will cover stone setting in silver clay (everyone likes a bit of bling) and how to colour hand and footprint charms with UV resin.
We will be looking at and using both brands of Silver Clay, PMC (Precious Metal Clay) and Art Clay Silver. This will give you an opportunity to compare both products and learn about the differences in usability and firing times.
The two days will be packed with invaluable information for those wishing to create Fingerprint Jewellery as a business as well as those just wishing to produce jewellery for themselves, family and friends to a high standard.
The studio is ideally located in Mid Sussex which gives easy access to London and the South Coast. Within easy reach of Brighton, Burgess Hill, Hayward Heath, Horsham, Crawley, East Grinstead, Tunbridge Wells, Crowborough, Worthing, Uckfield, Seaford, Eastbourne and Lewes. Also, located 20 miles from Gatwick Airport makes and easy trip for our students that have joined us from far and wide.
What's included in the price?
The course includes a massive 46g of silver clay, a pair of sterling silver hinged cufflink fittings and sterling silver keyring fitting, cubic zirconia's for stone setting and the use of all resins (over £145 worth of materials). Don't forget everything you make on the course can be used as your marketing examples. You will also enjoy full access to our extremely well equipped workshop.
Amazing two day course! I had no knowledge before starting this course, but left the weekend feeling enthusiastic about making my own jewellery. It was well planned and covered a multitude of techniques that can be used with silver clay. Paula is a very knowledgeable teacher pitching the level perfectly for both beginners and those with some skills. Paula was a very kind host and coupled with good humour, made this a really enjoyable experience, I will definitely be back to enhance my skill set.
A fantastic two day course! I started with next to no knowledge and left feeling excited to start a new business venture. Paula is a great teacher; patient, very generous with her knowledge and adds humour to boot! Perfectly structured to run through all of the techniques needed to start making your own jewellery. I will definitely be back now that I have the silver clay bug!
I would highly recommend this course to anyone who would like to learn more about silver finger print jewellery. Paula is a font of knowledge, very friendly and extremely approachable. You can see Paula has a passion for what she does. This course has great content and Paula has lots of useful hints and tips. Having completed the course I now feel fully confident to start making my own jewellery.
Such a fantastic course and teacher. Paula gave each of us individual attention and you can tell she is passionate about the course and silver jewellery.
What I love is that Paula welcomes us to get in touch if we have any questions or need anything else after the course.
I will certainly be back for more courses.
I absolutely loved attending Paula's course for finger print jewellery.
Myself and my husband spent a lot of time looking into various courses and came across Paula, we felt her course package covered all the things I wanted to learn about silver print jewellery and at the most competitive price. It's safe to say it was definitely the right choice!
I really enjoyed the course and Paula is a great teacher, she has a lovely sense of humour which made the whole learning experience extra fun. Paula's knowledge of silver clay is amazing and she made it so easy to start learning about it myself.
Doing the course has now giving me the knowledge and confidence to start my new business from home which I am so excited about.
Paula also made it clear she would be there for guidance even after the course weekend had finished and that's such a great help when you are just starting out!
Thank you so much Paula for your time and patience teaching me silver clay I can't wait to come back for another course!
I feel really lucky to have chosen to train with Paula. I have thoroughly enjoyed the course and as a total beginner I was made to feel very welcome and no question was left unanswered. Her friendly, patient and humorous teaching style was excellent and I left feeling really passionate and confident about starting my own pieces at home. I thought she went above and beyond and was very approachable the whole way through. Even when our times on the evening ran over slightly we weren't made to feel rushed and she was happy to spend quality time on each student making sure we understood each part. I'm looking forward to coming back for further courses with Paula and would highly recommend this course.
Paula is a great teacher. Paula has great knowledge and a good sense of humour to go along with it!!! Also a patience of a saint, especially putting up with me for two days! I have met some lovely ladies on this course. I have learnt so much in such a small space of time. I look forward to doing my next one! Roll on next year! Thanks for everything Paula!
I've just been on a fabulous two day course with Paula. I've wanted to start my own little keepsake business for a while now but didn't know where to start. The course was so informative in a lovely relaxed atmosphere. I got to meet some fab ladies and have come away with lots of knowledge and some lovely one off pieces. Paula is very patient and a wealth of information. I can't wait to start creating for others. Would highly recommend everyone booking in on one of Paula's courses, I'll certainly be going back!!
I have just completed a fantastic 2 day course with Paula learning the art of fingerprint Jewellery and much more! This course is by far the best that I have found when researching to starting my own business. Paula is a super talented lady in all of her jewellery work and produces some beautiful pieces . The course is hands on and set out in a way that you achieve so much in the time you are there. It has been an absolute pleasure working with Paula I feel I have learnt so much and I am so excited on the next steps to creating my own business . Thank you Paula!
I had a brilliant time learning how to make keepsake jewellery with silver clay. Paula is an excellent teacher with a vast depth on knowledge. She made learning fun while passing on her wonderful “nuggets” of wisdom. I’m not naturally artistic, but with Paula’s very patient guidance and easy to follow instruction and demonstrations, I was able to make some gorgeous pieces to take home. The other ladies on the course were lovely and we all had a great time. Can’t wait for the next course. I would highly recommend this course.
I was looking for a course that would help me bring my creative mind to my not so creative hands... an added bonus would be to have a business opportunity afterwards, so Paula's keepsake & fingerprint jewellery course was a perfect choice!
I LOVED this course! I met some fab ladies on the course and whilst we were all there to learn from an excellent teacher, Paula made the course fun & relaxed.
I have come away from it with not only some fab, individual jewellery (made by ME!!) but with so many ideas and I can't wait to really get going!! I will definitely be booking more courses (sshhh don't tell the hubby
I had a wonderful weekend learning how to make fingerprint jewellery. Paula is a really lovely lady and a great teacher. I have come away with some lovely pieces and a whole load of knowledge. I met some lovely ladies on the course and it was a pleasure to learn with them. Would thoroughly recommend this course or any course Paula does to anyone and will definitely be going back for more.
This was a relaxed and informative course lasting 2 days. Paula's expertise & experience were invaluable and she made everything very simple to follow. I came away with the basic knowledge to get started making jewellery with silver clay and also a tonne of enthusiasm! Highly recommended.
Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant!
I had an amazing 2 days, the course was jam packed with practical work as well as lots of hints and tips. Paula is very knowledgeable, patient and enthusiastic, never tiring of all my questions.
Having not done any jewellery making before I am now setting up my own small business and have already booked my next course with Paula (and I am sure there will be many more!!)
I would highly recommend this course - fantastic!
Absolutely brilliant, well worth it. Really enjoyed my weekend with Paula. Learnt so much more than expected and came away with masses of enthusiasm and full of idea's which I've been experimenting with ever since!! Would highly recommend!
Wow! Where do I start? I have thoroughly enjoyed this course, it was a fantastic two days, in a beautiful setting being taught so so much by a very talented lady! I have come home with the knowledge and confidence to start my own business. I was lucky enough to share my two days with some lovely people and I would highly recommend it! Paula really is great and I look forward to the next course!
Absolutely loved this course - Paula is an excellent teacher, very knowledgeable and patient! The course is a fully comprehensive course jammed pack full of information however Paula presented it with such ease you didn't realise just how much you had learned! I was new to both clay and jewellery and found the course brilliant - fantastic value for money!
After doing lots of research, I found Paula, and what a find. From the moment I made contact with her, to actually completing the course, I was made to feel confident and relaxed. I flew from Dublin to do this course in March 2014, and i will certainly be flying over to do other courses with her in the future. The weekend just flew. A fantasically professional environment, everything laid on ready, including a on going supply of tea and coffee!! A huge amount was crammed into the weekend, and i have left with the tools, know how, and the confidence to now set up more own little company. Many thanks to Paula, and excellent teacher.
It was my first experience of silver clay, hand torch and soldering. I must say I enjoyed my course throughly! Paula is a great jewellery crafter and tutor: she is charming and patient and genourious in sharing her skills and resources. The course's package is very comprehensive and in great value. I also enjoyed the beautiful countryside scenes where the workshop is located. Overall very satisfied and inspired a lot with this course. Another course with Paula is booked :-)
What a fantastic course! From a complete beginner to being able to make my own pieces at home ready to start a new business in 2 days. Paula is welcoming, friendly, patient and a very good teacher. Looking forward to booking another course soon!
This was an absolutely excellent course. I went from total clumsy novice to a fairly confident jewellery maker in 2 days. Paula’s great personality, experience and ability to impart knowledge made this course both enjoyable and highly informative. It’s a mainly hands-on course also which enhances the learning experience. Would highly recommend this for all ages and genders. Hopefully I’ll be able to attend another as my jewellery making skills and business develops further.
This is an excellent and fully comprehensive course - Paula guides you step by step through making a range of beautiful items.
Paula is a very patient teacher and has such an enormous knowledge base to share. I would strongly recommend this course to anyone contemplating starting a silver fingerprint business, or even to anyone just interested in the craft!
I really enjoyed the course Paula was really warm and welcoming and I made some lovely pieces to bring home. I have already started making charms for friends and they all love them so far. Can't wait to do another course soon. Excellent value for money I would recommend 100%
An excellent and comprehensive course that I really enjoyed.
We covered lots of ground in just two days and I learned lots of new techniques and made some gorgeous items despite having traditional silversmithing experience already.
The course is really good and we had the chance to have a fantastic teacher. Paula has got so much experience that she knew exactly what kind of error you make as a beginner :-) and gave us so many tips to get the best results.
The two days passed by too quickly... We finally got home with some jewellery that we made (pendants, keyring, charms,...)! I definetely recommend this course!!! Thank you Paula! Now I'm looking forward to start my business!!!
A brilliant course with a lovely friendly teacher! I went as a complete beginner to jewellery making and i am now looking forward to starting my own business with everything that I learnt! I also took home some lovely pieces that I made over the 2 days. So pleased I went and would definitely recommend!
A fantastic two day course, Paula was great, very calm and patient made me feel very welcome too !
The time went so quick, I wish i could of stayed for another day.
I've wanted to do this Fingerprint course for a few years now and i couldn't of asked for a better instructor.