Course Start Dates
Saturday 13th January 2018
Sunday 14th January 2018
Saturday 3rd February 2018
Sunday 4th February 2018
Saturday 3rd March 2018
Sunday 4th March 2018
Saturday 28th April 2018
Sunday 29th April 2018
Introduction to silver jewellery making day course at calf House Studios: subject to availability at time of update :
13th January 2018 2 spaces left
14th January 2018 6 spaces available
3rd February 2018 6 spaces available
4th February 2018 6 spaces available
3rd March 2018 6 spaces available
4th March 2018 6 spaces available
28th April 2018 4 spaces left
29th April 2018 6 spaces available
Join Jewellery Tutor Diane Lee to make your own silver jewellery gifts and learn new jewellery skills along the way. The workshops are suitable both for beginners and those with some experience of working with silver. You will be given step-by-step directions and support. All tools & materials will be provided.
The cost is £95 per person per session, plus silver (ranging from approx £6 – Ring sized to £25 - Bangle sized according to what you wish to make pay on the day for this).
The workshops act as an introduction to the traditional methods of silver jewellery making (silversmithing), including tools, techniques and tips. No experience is needed. We start the day working with copper and then move on to using silver.
The Jewellery makes a lovely gift - or why not buy a workshop to give as a present to someone special. The workshops are fun and an ideal day to spend with friends or family.
The aim of the silver jewellery making workshops is to introduce you to the skills & techniques, but also to create a unique piece of jewellery whilst enjoying a fun workshop with like-minded people.
The courses have a maximum capacity of 6 students.
Please arrive no more than 15 minutes before the workshop start times. The workshops will finish promptly at the times stated above, which will enable us to tidy away the equipment, discuss the work produced and to have a more social chat. If you would like to purchase some tools and materials from us, or book more sessions, you can do that within this session. There is no obligation to buy anything.
All classes/workshops must be booked and paid for in full in advance. Payments will not be refunded if a cancellation is received less than 14 days prior to the workshop/class. Cancellations made before this 14-day period will be due a refund less a £5 booking fee.
Diane Lee BA (Hons)- DH Designs & MyJewelleryDesigner
Copper & Silver Art Jewellery, Workshops, Pearls re-strung, electroplating services
Jewellery Making Parties, Tuition, Commissions & Talks
On completion of the workshop you will be eligible to join the Supported Bench Programme where you will be able to work on your own projects but with the support both peers & tutor.
Do let me know if any of the dates above suit and I will send you a booking form.
Please get in touch via the Contact form or by clicking through to my website (both links above).
I look forward to hearing from you.
P.S Thank you for the lovely reviews :D
What's included in the price?
All tools & materials are provided.
As much tea & coffee as you like, you just need to bring your enthusiasm (and your glasses if you need them).
Best to bring a packed lunch as this is a rural location.
You may choose to make a patterned silver ring or a silver pendant. You pay for the silver used on the day depending on size it usually costs between £5 for a small ring to around £20 for a large pendnat or open bangle. Chains will be also available for purchase on the day.
The Course exceeded my expectations, especially as it was an Introduction to Silver Jewellery. Diane was an amazing tutor and supported the whole group throughout the day. I learnt all the techniques and processes to make my own ring and matching bangle - I love them! Great course, tutor and setting 5*
I bought my wife this as a present and thought I should attend to make a day of it despite having no real interest in jewellery making. However I must say that as the day progressed I found myself completely engrossed and fascinated by it. Diane was excellent, taking things at just the right speed and explaining each process in detail. She is clearly passionate about Silversmithing and that rubbed off on the rest of us. Highly recommended
I really enjoyed my beginners course with Diane. There were only 5 in the class so we all got personal support and didn't feel at all rushed throughout the lovely relaxed day. I learned loads and am looking forward to doing another course soon.
Just back from THE most amazing day here!
On arrival we were in awe of the studio. It's a well stocked aladins cave and I felt like a kid in a sweet shop.
There were five of us in the workshop, and we all hit it off straight away, with one another and Diane.
Diane is a lovely, friendly and welcoming lady, with an amazing talent. Not only is she extremely knowledgeable in her craft, but she can teach those skills to a bunch of novices and ensure that they take home stunning pieces of their very own handcrafted metal work jewellery.
Can't wait for more dates as I'm definitely booking a return visit!
Brilliant class - couldn't have asked for better! 4 of us in the class and by the end, we were laughing and joking like we'd know each other all our lives. It was such a lovely atmosphere :) I'm a bit of a wuss when it comes to sawing/drilling (basically using anything that could potentially hurt me if things went awry!) but thanks to the support and expert guidance from Diane, by the end I was happily sawing and drilling away with the rest (and gazing lovingly at my new rings and earrings!)
It was a fantastic day and I would honestly recommend it to anyone :)
Myself and 4 friends attended a half-day version of the workshop and we all had an absolutely fantastic time! Diane is a brilliant teacher and explained everything very clearly and patiently. We were all proud and quite amazed with what we were able to achieve in just 3 hours, being complete novices. What better way to spend quality time with friends than learning something new together and creating beautiful pieces of jewellery to remember the day by. I think we've all got the bug and will be back again! Thanks Diane for making the workshop so fun and enjoyable!
This is the second silver jewellery making course I have attended with Diane who is a friendly, patient and knowledgeable tutor. She demonstrates and explains techniques clearly using copper and you end the course producing lovely silver earrings, pendants or rings, of your own design with her expert guidance. A very enjoyable days workshop.
I completed a one day Silversmith Course run by Diane. There are not enough superlatives to adequately describe this lady and her mountain of knowledge. Excellent teacher, patient, kind, and witty. She made me want to pursue jewellery making further, and I will definitely be attending more of her amazing Workshops.
I took myself and my 17 year old daughter to one of Diane's silversmithing courses. It was a fun packed day with a lot of techniques explained and demonstrated very clearly. We came away very pleased with ourselves with a couple of rings each.
I joined the class as an absolute beginner, and by the end of the session, I feel I have learnt the basics needed for me to work on simple projects on my own. Diane is an excellent teacher -- her explanations were clear and tailored her instruction to the ability of her students. I thoroughly enjoyed the session and am pleased to be the proud owner of my first 3 creations -- a bracelet, a neckless and a charms for another neckless. I would definitely recommend the course to anyone who wants to have a go at beading.
Excellent one to one tuition - Diane taught to my skill level and tailored the course to suit me and what I wanted to achieve. Very informative teaching style with a lot of patience. Would recommend to everyone - a beginner or those wanting to improve techniques. Thanks for a lovely morning!
I attended a silversmithing course with Diane. I absolutely love my ring and feel very proud that I made it myself. Diane was a great teacher – very clear instructions and a fun delivery. I will definitely recommend her to my friends!