'Not just for Christmas' Silver Earrings Workshop with Lindsay Forbes of Laconic

Choose from Christmas trees or holly


Join experienced jeweller/goldsmith Lindsay Forbes, jeweller and founder of Laconic jewellery, as she guides you through basic metalworking techniques to create your own ‘not just for Christmas’ earrings in silver.

These earrings are cleverly designed with a simple shaped stud which can be worn year-round, add the wire earrings jacket to make them instantly festive! Choose from star studs that make up a Christmas tree, or opt for the circle trio studs with a holly leaf drop.

Learn how to create forms in wire, add texture using hammering techniques and solder ear posts onto ready-made shapes.

You can expect to create one pair of silver earrings with a stud and earrings jacket. You’ll also create one copper wire practise shape, which you can hang on the tree as a bonus decoration!

The Venue

Elvet and Bailey is a shop and workshop space in Durham with the best gift items from a growing community of over 40 artists, crafters and makers.

Coming together with a "strength in numbers" attitude allows them to support independent, local creatives by providing high street selling opportunities in the heart of Durham City. Think of them as the best local craft market but on the high street and open seven days a week.

Elvet & Bailey is owned and operated by Creative Spaces Durham CIC - a social enterprise designed to use its profits and assets to benefit the community.

Their aim is to support, develop and benefit small scale creative businesses focusing on handmade gifts, as well as providing an environment where people of all ages and abilities can come together to develop craft skills. Upstairs they have developed a creative space for workshops and crafting for the community.

There are regular buses into Durham City, the nearest parking is at Prince Bishops.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Use of required equipment/tools.
All materials to make; x1 pair silver earrings.
On hand experienced tutors to instruct and guide you through the course.
Tea/coffee & biscuits/cakes/mince pies!


Lindsay Forbes at Laconic


Elvet and Bailey
23 High Street
County Durham

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Christmas
  • Public transport
  • Suitable for beginners


2½ hours (10:30am to 1:00pm)

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