Jewellery making courses in Lightwave Jewellery Studio in the New Forest, Hampshire, run by Natalia Shoutova, an independent contemporary jeweller.
Learn how to design and make sterling silver and gold jewellery. Choose from bracelets, stacking rings, wedding rings, cocktail rings, brooches or pendant and earring sets. You will learn foundation silversmithing and jewellery making techniques, such as forming metal, piercing, soldering and texturing.
Due to varying complexity of projects, all courses are suitable for beginners and intermediate jewellers. There are maximum 4 participants on each course, so you will receive full support to produce your bespoke piece or pieces of jewellery.
Lightwave Jewellery Studio is fully equipped with modern jewellery making tools and equipment. There is a cosy log burner for cold Winter days and picnic tables on the meadow for sunny lunches.
Small groups are welcome. Private tuition days available on request.
Location: Lightwave Jewellery Studio is in a woodland setting in the New Forest, Hampshire, near the seaside town of Lymington and 5 minutes' drive from Brockenhurst (direct train connection to London). Ample parking available.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Materials: The course fee includes all jewellery making tools and consumables, except for silver and gold which are priced according to the weight used on day by each jeweller (approximately £5 for 3 silver stacking rings, £14 for a thin silver bracelet). I will let you know the estimated cost in advance.
Food & Drink: Tea, coffee, biscuits and cake are provided throughout the day. Please bring your own lunch. Please let me know if you have any allergies or dietary requirements.
What to Bring & Wear: Please wear sturdy comfortable shoes with closed-toes and bring hair ties/pins for soldering and polishing. Please bring an old apron. Safety glasses will be provided. Do bring your prescription glasses if you use them for close up work. There will be paper and pencils for drawing your designs, as well as extensive course notes for you to take away. Feel free to bring your own sketch books.
Natalia Shoutova at Lightwave Jewellery
Lightwave Jewellery Studio Lymington Hampshire SO41 8PL
I had a fantastic day with Natalia in her studio for the embossed earrings course. I was the only participant on the day so it became a one-to-one session and that meant I was able to make a bracelet as well as a pair of earrings. I really appreciated the way Natalia contacted me in advance of the course to discuss my ideas and materials costs. The day flew by because I enjoyed it so much. I had never done any silversmithing or jewellery making before but it didn't matter that I was a complete beginner - Natalia is an excellent teacher and explained everything fully. I was amazed at the number of different techniques I was able to learn and it was great being involved at every stage. The setting and Natalia's studio in the New Forest is perfect. I will definitely be back for more courses and I will treasure my new jewellery. Thank you Natalia!
I must admit, at the beginning, I was worried I was not going to remember everything and be able to do the intricate work. However, Natalia was with me every step of the way and I was amazed at what we achieved. I am chuffed to bits with my bracelet and will definitely be returning for another course. Earrings next!
I recently attended this one day course with Natalia and thoroughly enjoyed it. Natalia is very thorough with her explanation in health & safety, use of tools and techniques. She is also very encouraging and was there on hand to help at anytime, we were lucky to be able to make what we did during the time! I loved making my bracelet and I'm very pleased with what I achieved, this was due to the excellent tuition, patience and guidance of Natalia. I definitely recommend this course to anyone who wants a most enjoyable, fulfilling and creative day out. Thank you!
I recently did this course with Natalia and would thoroughly recommend. I made five lovely silver rings (yes, five!) under her excellent tuition having never done this before. The small group size and Natalia's enthusiastic teaching style really allowed us to get stuck in and try lots of different techniques. I can't wait to go back and try more!
I had an amazing day with Natalia in her fabulous studio in the New Forest. I made a silver bracelet and a ring (birthday gift for my girlfriend!). As a beginner, I was surprised at how much I achieved and the quality of the finished pieces. It is definitely a bonus having such a small group as everyone had lots of attention and could choose a different project. Natalia is a very knowledgeable, encouraging and patient teacher. Many thanks! I will definitely be back!