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Introduction to Argentium silver

Amber Cabochon stone set on 4mm ring band.

Duration: 2 day

Price: £175

Book with: Sally Coote
at GG Minute Designs

189 Burton Road

Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

About the Course

Introduction to Argentium silver jewellery making. From soldering to completed work. This 2 day course will include the use of tools, and materials included. We will cover the wire gauges and the use of them in various jewellery projects. How Argentium silver reacts to heat and melting point when soldering. We will concentrate on soldering on the Saturday morning using different gauge wire to practise on, we will then make 2 rings, one will be a bezal setting and the other will be textured. This can be flexible if there is a particular item you want to work on these two days. Please ask? These will be annealed over night ready for Sunday morning. The morning we will cover pickling and polishing, going through the grades of sandpaper to achieve the finished piece and the mechanical way of achieving the finish.
The final task will be to put your stone into the bezel and burnish to finish.
There is ample time to go over any part of this course should we need too.

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What's included in the price?

The use of tools and all materials are provided for this 2 day course.
Work will be done in my studio at the rear of our property. Drinks and biscuits, cake will be provided. Bring your own sandwiches.
There is ample parking both on the drive and across the road. There are toilet facilities. Please wear old clothes and flat footwear which covers the top of the foot. Long hair will need to be tied back. There is a log burner in the studio so, it will be warm.

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  • Accessible by public transport
  • Events & groups
  • Parking provided
  • Romantic
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Weekends