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.
Book your place by sending an email to Charlotte. A deposit of £10 will be required to secure your place. A PayPal invoice will be sent for this. Remainder due one week before workshop due to take place.
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 or telephone us. 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.
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.
Di Banister - - #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
Clare hayward - - #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 :)
Damienne Clarke - - #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
Alison Pemberton Smith - - #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.
Lyn Pearson - - #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!!
Caroline Aden - - #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
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
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