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Jewellery making with silver clay - one day beginners workshop


Duration: Six Hours. 9.30am - 3.30pm

Price: £130

Run by: Charlotte Wakeling
at Felix & Reuben Jewellery School

Felix & Reuben Studio, located at COPAH Studios
6 Holliers Walk, Hinckley
Leicestershire
LE10 1QW

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About the Course

Join us on our one day beginners workshop to learn the fundamentals of creating your own beautiful solid silver jewellery.

This workshop is aimed at those with no little or no experience of working with silver clay. After this workshop you will have the knowledge and skills to be able to create your own designs in the comfort of your own home.

Guided by your instructor you’ll make four pieces of solid silver jewellery. What you choose to make is entirely up to you, you will have access to all our different textures and texture matts, moulds, or even create your own mould with some of the wonderful shells or buttons we have. You will also be able to include a gem stone or two should you wish.

You will learn the process of making jewellery with silver clay from start to finish.
The first part of the day focusing upon, how to handle, roll, shape, texture and mould it, before drying and refining. The second part of the day will focus upon torch firing, polishing and learning how to patina. Your jewellery will be ready to take home with you on the day!

If you have a particular design/s in mind, please do let us know ahead of the workshop, so we can discuss and plan the workshop to suite your needs.

Workshops available, weekdays and weekends. Each workshop will last six hours.

You may get a little dusty, so ensure that you wear old clothes or bring an overall. Please don't wear open toed shoes or sandals.

Dates available:
* 4th May
* 15th June
* 29th June
* 6th July - Please note that this workshop will be held in Market Harborough at Leicestershire Craft Centre - Six places available on this workshop
* 24th August
* 28th September

Please note that we can run these workshops on additional dates, weekdays, evenings and weekends. Please get in touch to discuss other available dates


This course is run by Charlotte Wakeling, who is founder and designer at Felix & Reuben Keepsake Jewellery, based in Hinckley, South West Leicestershire. Charlotte is an experienced jeweller with a degree in jewellery and silversmithing.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

The workshop cost of £130 includes silver clay, use of tools on the day, sterling silver jump rings / earrings wires, up to two fireable gem stones, printed notes to take home and of course, tea / coffee and biscuits.
Please bring a packed lunched with you.
You can purchase more clay on the day if required.


Want to review this course?

I had a wonderful day creating silver jewellery. Charlotte explained everything clearly, and soon had us experimenting with patterns and textures before creating our own designer pieces. I can't believe I came home with such beautiful items that I can proudly tell everyone that I made myself.
The setting was relaxed, the company great and the experience fantastic. I would recommend this workshop to anyone.

- - #22821

What a brilliant day. Lovely host & I came away with 3 amazing items. Just wanted to say thank you to Charlotte for all your help & advice.

- - #22817

The silver clay workshop I attended was very good and well presented. The instructor Charlotte was so kind and patient taking you step by step through the process of transforming clay into silver- truly fascinating. I
am absolutely thrilled with the jewellery pieces I was able to make. They are unique pieces of art I am proud to wear and they feel all the more special because they were under Charlotte's careful guidance, made by me!
I thoroughly enjoyed the informal friendly atmosphere of the workshop and the delicious chocolate biscuits which were supplied.
I would have no hesitation in recommending this course to others - Charlotte is a brilliant teacher as well as a very talented and creative individual who can inspire others to have a go at making silver clay jewellery themselves.

- - #22447

Charlotte was friendly and enthusiastic, and definitely knows her stuff.
My earrings and pendants are lovely, and a triumph to Charlotte's help and advice over my cack-handedness!

- - #21821

Response from Felix & Reuben Jewellery School:

Thank you for leaving us such a lovely review Val! It was our pleasure to teach you! The jewellery you made was fab. I especially loved the earrings!

Had a brilliant day Charlotte is a great teacher and explains things clearly. I made some great pieces and am confident I could continue this at home. Would highly recommend the course.

- - #21729

Response from Felix & Reuben Jewellery School:

Thank you for your review Jackie. It was a pleasure to teach you! You made some beautiful jewellery on the day!

A fantastic day with Charlotte in her studio! She is really friendly and made me feel at ease straight away. Due to low teacher / student ratio she was able to tailor the level of teaching and I felt equally guided and inspired. Enjoyed developing my own ideas with Charlottes help. Very knowledgable - great that she had a background in silversmithing as well as the silver clay. Venue easy to find by car. Highly recommend!

- - #21060

This was a christmas gift from my mum .
I was really looking foward to it and charlotte didnt disapiont .
We had an amazing day and left with some beautyful charms, Charlotte was patient and very informarive .
Id highly recommend spending the day doing this activity 😀

- - #20527

Just spent a Sunday with Charlotte learning techniques, working with silver and making some lovely charms
Charlotte is very professional charming and certainly inspiring, thank you so much for making mine and my daughters Christmas present so special
I would certainly recommend 5*

- - #20446

Cannot recommend Charlotte at felix and Reuben enough. So patient and flexible and explained everything fantastically, can’t wait to do it again thank you x

- - #20379

Thanks so much Charlotte. The workshop was brilliant - so fascinating and fun! I love my earrings I made! Thanks for taking so much time to explain everything so clearly and help us make jewellery we will treasure for years to come. It was a super experience!

- - #20305

I really enjoyed the silver clay workshop. Charlotte was really helpful and patient whilst I made my earings and pendants. The workshop room was quiet and peaceful and it was a relaxing morning. I learnt a lot and would recommend this to everyone who enjoys art and jewellery.
Thank you Charlotte!

- - #20266

Response from Felix & Reuben Jewellery School:

Thank you for writing us a review Rowan! We are happy you enjoyed the workshop! You made some fab pieces - well done! :)

I came away with 2 pieces of jewellery that i love snd havent stopped wearing. Charlotte was helpful, knowledgeable and generous with her time and experience. Would recommend to anyone.

- - #18482

I had a great time i love all 3 pieces i made . Charlotte was a great teacher explained everything perfectly . Thank you so much

- - #17073

I loved everything about this course! Charlotte was a brilliant instructor who took time to ensure I was confident working with the materials and gave me plenty of time to experiment until I had the designs I wanted. The whole process was fascinating and I am delighted with the two pendants I made. They are really beautiful and unique and I wouldn't have dreamed I could have made something as lovely!
Being able to take away my jewellery on the day was great too. I'm wearing one of the pendants and my daughter is wearing the other. We both love them.
It was a wonderful way to spend the afternoon and I'd recommend Charlotte's workshop to anyone. I will definitely be doing another one soon!
Thank you Charlotte :)

- - #16987

I had a wonderful afternoon working with Charlotte and thoroughly enjoyed working with the silver clay. I was sooooooo pleased with my final pieces. I had plenty of time to experiment and Charlotte helped me every step of the way to get the effect that I wanted. I will definitely be joining Charlotte again and would recommend her sessions to anyone wanting to make their own personalised jewellery.

Thank you so much Charlotte

- - #16853

Response from Felix & Reuben Jewellery School:

Thank you soooo much for your review Ali! We're so glad you enjoyed the workshop! Thank you, Charlotte

I really enjoyed the silver clay workshop it was brilliant to be able to come away with some beautiful pieces of jewellery the same day.

It was lovely having 'one-to-one' instruction which made the workshop very personal.

I would recommend doing this workshop to anyone and in fact have done already!

Thank you again Charlotte for sharing your knowledge, I'm very keen to buy a starter kit now and start making lovely jewellery at home.

Would like to learn how to make rings so will definitely be back when that course is available,

Thank you again.

- - #16687

I had an AMAZING experience with Charlotte in her cosy studio, one to one instruction on how to craft my two beautiful pieces was fantastic.

I wasn’t expecting to come away with such beautiful, unique and personalised jewellery. I couldn’t be happier with my pieces or the experience, I would recommend this to anyone!

Thank you so much Charlotte- I will definitely be back!!

- - #16559

Response from Felix & Reuben Jewellery School:

Hi Caroline, I'm sooo glad you enjoyed it. The jewellery you created on the day was stunning, and very well thought out. Well done. It was a pleasure to show you the wonders of working with silver clay! Thank you for the lovely review. Kind regards, Charlotte Wakeling

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 29th June 2019
Saturday 6th July 2019
Saturday 24th August 2019
Saturday 28th September 2019
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