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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 18 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.
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.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
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.
This craft course provider has been awarded Platinum status for receiving 50 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.
They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.
2 days (10:00am to 6:00pm)
Next available date
20th February 2021
What a brilliant course :) Paula was waiting on the drive for us when we arrived and made us laugh from the minute we got out the car. Which made me a lot more relaxed going into the course.
I feel like I learnt a lot over the two day period and have everything I need going forward. It was really nice to take so many items I made home with me too. I though we may come home with one or two but ended up with 7 items as examples of my work.
Would highly recommend :)
Thank you for all your help before, during and even after the course Paula x x x
Just returned from an amazing couple of days learning and creating keepsake and fingerprint jewellery. Fabulous time from start to finish, Paula is very relaxed and nothing is too much trouble, she offers invaluable tips and advice and was happy to answer all questions along the way. She makes a great cup of tea, has special workshop biscuits and a wicked sense of humour which just adds to the relaxed environment to work and learn in. I spent a lot of time researching the courses available and found this one the most thorough and value for money. I could have done a course a lot closer to home but it was definitely worth the trip and I will be returning for more courses. For now I’m looking forward to practising and starting my new business venture. Huge thanks Paula.
I have just finished a 2 day course with Paula and highly recommend it to anyone who wants to learn fingerprint jewellery. I learnt so much and Paula is a lovely lady who made us feel very welcome and she is so knowledgeable and happy to share her experience with us. She was very happy to answer any questions and showed us lots of tips to give us the best results in our work.
I will be returning for another course as soon as I have mastered this technique.
Today I completed a 2 day fingerprint jewellery course with Paula and I am so so glad I found her.
I learnt so much along with the others on the course, I left feeling confident and excited to start practicing more at home with the kit I purchased from Paula which was all to hand at her training venue.
Paula is quite honestly one of the best instructors I’ve sat a course with, she was friendly, welcoming, unbelievably knowledgeable and just made the experience fun.
If you’re reading this thinking of attending any of her courses you really must. I can’t wait to book more once I feel fully confident with my jewellery making I learnt this weekend.
Thank you so much Paula x
I booked this course as it goes alongside my business very well.
Paula was amazing, so friendly and welcoming.
During the course we learnt so many different styles and skills to take away with us, there were 3 people on the course which meant we had sufficient amount of time to practice and have one on one moments with Paula too which really helped.
We were all so thrilled with the work we produced and couldn’t wait to try more at home!
I will definitely be coming back for further courses in the future.
I went on this course at the beginning of September as a complete novice to any kind of jewellery making. Paula was fantastic from start to finish. She was so knowledgeable about silver clay and silver work in general and made me feel so at ease.
The setting was lovely and Paula was so easy going and easy to learn from. I felt the course was brilliant value for money and I came away feeling that not only had I learnt a lot but I had a support network to go to should I need any help. The resources provided were great - Paula had thought of everything and had a great many materials and items to help us learn.
I’d love to go back and do another course one day - it was a lovely weekend!
I completed the fingerprint course on 7 & 8 September and thoroughly enjoyed myself. We learned things I didn't even think we would and it gave me such confidence. Paula was amazing, attentive and was an excellent teacher. The class was small enough that we engaged with each other, conversed and all questions were answered. I can't wait to get started and look forward to my next course with Paula!
I thoroughly enjoyed the course on the 7th and 8th September, I also came away confident that I could reproduce all of the topics that were covered on the 2 day Keepsake course. I took away some fantastic pieces for my own portfolio, I learnt some excellent tips, Paula has so much knowledge.
Paula is an excellent teacher and is also easy going and fun, so if you feel you haven't quite got it Paula is more than happy to sit with you and go through everything.
Paula is very welcoming and friendly.
I think that the course is very good value for money and Paula's shop prices are good too.
I would recommend this course with Paula.
I plan on going back to complete more courses with Paula, I also look forward to making this new knowledge and know how part of my business.
I did this brilliant fingerprinting course with the wonderful Paula this past weekend and it was so much fun. I learned about a material I have never used and I feel confident to create pieces alone now. You really don't need a kiln or any prior experience. The ladies on the course were all lovely and I felt very welcome. I am lucky that I live near to Paula so I will be going back to do the PMC Ring Course very soon.
I thoroughly enjoyed the 2 day weekend fingerprint jewellery course. So much information learnt in an informal environment. Paula has so much experience she can advise you the pit falls you may encounter and how to avoid them! Highly recommend.
This was a great course, Paula was very lovely, helpful & informative.
She is very honest & patient with all her students. I was able to take a lot away from the 2 days & will be going back for more in the near future.
Signed up to the jewellery course with Paula the day before, and from the moment I arrived, I felt completely at ease. We had a lovely group of people on the course and I couldn't believe how much I learnt in such a short amount of time. Paula has a lot of experience and is incredibly knowledgable, and teaches the different techniques in a fun and engaging way. We managed to make quite a few items of jewellery also so it was really nice to see what we learnt put into practise. I hope I can return again to do another jewellery course with Paula. Would definitely recommend to anyone considering!
I absolutely loved this 2 day course. Paula is so friendly and kind which made everyone feel relaxed and welcome.
The set up she has is so inspiring and it’s a great environment to learn and hear about so many different aspects of jewellery making. Paula was funny and engaging, sharing with us her successes and mistakes to helps us along the way. The best bit for me was finding out Paula’s special little tricks and tips!!
The whole weekend felt so relaxed and I didn’t actually realise how much I had learnt until I started telling my friends and family about it and surprised myself with my new found knowledge! I am absolutely hooked and so excited to start out on my new journey into the world of silver clay. I know Paula is always at the end of an email to help too which is so reassuring. She has so much knowledge and her friendly manner makes it easy to ask those silly questions! Thanks so much for a great course Paula 🙂 x
Paula’s fingerprint jewellery making course was fantastic! She is such a kind, warm and friendly person who makes everyone feel welcome! She is an exspert in silver and is keen to share as much knowledge (mistakes and all) in the two days! Her step by step demonstrations makes it easy to follow and then replicate it at home!
Thank you Paula for all your help, support and advice going into the world of jewellery and business! X
as a complete beginner i cant believe how much Paula taught me over this weekend course, i made several pieces of jewellery which were mine to take home so the course offers great value,theres no pressure and if your not sure paula will go over it again, paula definitely knows her stuff, i would highly recommend this course for all levels,
A great learning weekend! Paula was patient and full of knowledge! Giving helpful hints and tips. We made so many items, I came away feeling accomplished and confident about taking it further! Will book onto the next course very soon.
This is a fabulous course. Paula is an excellent teacher, who explains things very clearly. She also shared lots of tips from her own vast experience using PMC. The course represents really good value for money, as Paula provides ample materials to make a range of items. Her workshop is very well equipped. Tea is plentiful, as were some lovely biscuits! I was extremely pleased with the quality of the items I made.
I would definitely attend another of her courses, and have no hesitation in recommending her.
The other course members were lovely too.
What a brilliant course! I have just completed the 2day course with Paula.
Paula is a great teacher, very knowledgeable, friendly and patient.
As a complete beginner I couldn't have asked for a better start to Silver Fingerprint Business and I
certainly recommend this course for the young and not so young.
A fantastic course that covered everything I wanted to know. Paula was so friendly, patient, enthusiastic and knowledgable. I travelled a long way to get to the course but it was definitely worth it. Looking forward to doing more courses in the future.
I had to travel a long way for the weekend course I recently did with Paula but it was defiantly worth the effort, it was a packed weekend full of learning all about silver clay , Fingerprint techniques a complete new world has opened up to me. I would defiantly recommend her courses. I shall attend more.
This course was fantastic. I learned so many techniques in silver clay and I came home with many sample pieces. Paula was a fab teacher and we had real fun over the two days as well as learning lots.
Paula really went the extra mile with giving hints and tips for your silver clay hobby or business. I would recommend and expect to do more courses with her.
Paula is an excellent teacher we went to her course thoroughly enjoy it and her tea and biscuits. We recommend her courses.
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.
I attended this course in July 2016 and found Paula to be a great teacher. I came away feeling I had learnt above and beyond what I expected. Looking forward to attending another as soon as I can.
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.
This was a great course and gives you all you need to start making jewellery. Paula is very friendly and helpful and I really enjoyed my two days.
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.