During this workshop you will design and create your own pair of sterling silver earrings. You have the choice to design the pair however you wish, with your choice of shapes and texture.
Previous students have been inspired by nature with floral shapes and rustic textures, some choosing a simple leaf pattern or others choosing bold geometric mismatching shapes with interesting texture. Let your inspiration run wild and create something that is unique to you!
During the class you will practice a range of traditional silversmithing techniques.
You will start off by designing your earrings, or choosing from a range of designs. Then you will use shears or die cuts to cut out the design from the silver sheet, then use files to smooth the edges, solder it together, delicately shaping it and finally polishing to your desired shine. You can also choose to add texture from our collection of hammers. Your earrings will be ready to take home (or wear!) straight after the workshop.
There will be members of the Noctua team at hand throughout this process to support, advise and teach you the skills needed while allowing you to make the earrings independently. If we have time, there is the option to make a second pair of earrings for all participants!
This is a very interactive workshop but suitable for complete beginners, or people with prior experience of jewellery making. Everyone is welcome!
If you need glasses for reading then we recommend you bring them on the day, along with wearing old clothes. You will need to wear closed-toe shoes and tie up long hair. We do not have a strict age limit but please enquire before booking a class for anyone under the age of 16 just to confirm it will be suitable. All under 16’s in the workshop will need to be with a participating adult.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
All the materials & tuition needed to make a pair of earrings.
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