This class is suitable for complete beginners as well as those with some jewellery making experience. I keep the class sizes small (no more than 3 students when based at my own workshop) so whether you need a little more support or want to learn something more challenging, I will be able to offer all the tuition you need.
You will be introduced to the basic techniques of working with silver and making jewellery, including:
Cutting and filing (with piercing saw and files) - Metal forming using hammers and pliers - Soldering - Surface manipulation (texturing & decoration) - Using findings - Finishing and polishing.
In the afternoon you will start working on your own piece of silver jewellery. You can make rings, pendants, earrings, brooches, bangles - pretty much anything you can think of. Your only limitation will be the time available to us so I will advise on the day if we need to scale back your ambitions. (In reality I’m terrible at this bit and actually encourage you to make wildly ambitious designs with incredible results - it’s more fun like that!)
This is the class to choose if you want total freedom in the jewellery you make. Whether you have firm ideas or don't have a clue where to start I can help you with the design process and bring your ideas to reality.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
Included within the price of the class is £20 worth of Sterling Silver for you to work with. This is generally LOADS for most designs but if you need more that’s not a problem, you can pay a little extra for more of the shiney stuff on the day.
If the jewellery making bug really bites and you’d like to practise your new found skills at home, you will benefit from the following extras included with this class:
Handout ‘The Beginner’s Toolkit’ - my personal recommendations of what to buy and where from
10% discount at the UK’s leading precious metal and jewellery tool supplier Cookson Gold
Technical Notes - summarising all the basic skills you’ll learn on the day because it’s a lot to remember!
8 hours (9:30am to 5:30am)
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8 hours (9:30am to 5:30am)
I was looking for something unusual as a gift for my husband to celebrate our silver wedding anniversary when I found Helen’s website.
We had an amazing day making silver rings as a special keepsake for our anniversary. Helen was so patient, encouraging and really good fun.
We couldn’t recommend her course highly enough! Being able to do this as a couple at a pace tailored to our skills was really special.
Helen really took the time to explain the techniques and processes in an interesting and helpful way and we both haven’t taken our rings off since :)
Thank you Helen for a fabulous experience
Response from Helen London Silversmithing:Wow, what a lovely review, thank you Viv and Malcolm.