About the Course
Jewellery & Silversmithing Beginners evening class in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter.
Silver Ring Class
You will get to make a sterling silver ring to take home at the end of the class. Learning how to shape the metal, heat it up on the hearth, solder it together, file and finish.
We will show you a range of different techniques so you can add pattern and texture to your silver rings to personalise
This classes is about the basics and will introduce you to the skills needed to start making silver jewellery items.
You will be given the materials and shown step by step how to make an item, you can then try the processes and techniques yourself and use the materials provided to make your item of jewellery.
Level 1 classes are suitable for all abilities and are great for those who want to attend as a one off and make a piece to take home, as well as those who want to develop their skills further.
"I had a fabulous time and now feel more confident in some of the techniques, especially saw piercing and soldering . I have to say that I have learned so much more than in previous courses, and have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of my Wednesday evenings.!" Class participant
About your tutor, Victoria has a masters from the Royal College of Art in Goldsmithing, silversmithing, metalwork and jewellery and has spent many years as a studio jeweller and silversmith honing her fine craft skills. She has won a number of awards with her work including the best work in silver Theo Fennell award Royal College of Art 2010.
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?
Held within a fully equipped silversmithing workshop. All tools are provided as well as materials including silver
We also offer lots of tea, coffee, cold drinks to keep you going!
A great course that gives you an excellent introduction to silver jewellery. Victoria is a great teacher and class sizes are perfect, whilst the course is structured there's space to make your own designs. I really enjoyed my Wednesday evenings and felt I learnt a lot. Couldn't recommend this course enough!
Lorna - - #1040
I really enjoyed my Monday evenings learning a new skill on the beginners jewellery class. With the group size being small Victoria was able to offer more one on one guidance. Also having such an inspirational tutor it made the journey from Shrewsbury worth while. Brownies were a bonus too!
Reanne Atherton - - #973
An Amazing opptunity to learn all about silversmithing in a friendly enviroment with plenty of Tea & coffee.
Shazia Akram - - #751
A great class, Victoria makes everything look so easy, at first it seems impossible when you try to work the silver but it's amazing how quickly you get into it. Class size, value and Victoria's tutorship are all excellent. She has great design ideas to pass on to help you to take away some lovely pieces. I recommend it.
Mags OReilly - - #747
I found this course really useful and thoroughly enjoyed every part of it. I made some really nice jewellery and found Victoria to be a very good tutor. There are plenty of tools and the small class size means you get plenty of attention. The class length is also good as it means you get time to really get into the jewellery making, It's also brilliant value if you compare it to other courses as all the silver is included. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone considering it.
Laura George - - #648
I absolutely loved doing the beginners jewellery evening class with Victoria at the Quarterworkshop, so much so that I went on to do the intermediate class and the stone setting masterclass!
Victoria is an excellent tutor, the workshop is well set up with tools and equipment, and the biscuits and delicious fizzy water were a bonus!
Sarah Waldron - - #646
It was a great privilege to have taken the beginner's and intermediate courses with the Quarterworkshop. The patient guidance, professionalism and inspiration from our tutor, Victoria Delaney, continues to sustain me as I produce commercially viable jewellery and pass on what I have learned to younger members of the family, to make their own gifts. The workshop has also offered me continuing support through one-off sessions, to gain extra expertise and produce special pieces. I have received exceptional value for my time and resources spent at Quarterworkshop and wouldn't hesitate to recommend the courses for total beginners as well as improvers.
Eileen Maguire - - #645
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
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