About the Course
The aim of this course (which runs over 6 Saturday afternoons) is to enable students to design and make a truly unique piece of jewellery by instructing various techniques and allowing students to pick the methods they like the most.
Several jewellery making techniques are demonstrated by Rose with students being given time to practice and experiment using copper, before going onto design a piece of jewellery. Rose can give guidance through the design process, if needed, as well as the technical aspects of a design enabling students to realise their ideas in silver. If a student has previous experience in making jewellery then those people are welcome to use the workshop equipment and Rose can give guidance where required.
Since a student can make whatever they wish (provided the techniques shown enable this) the price of silver is not included in the cost of the course.
Guidance Costs for silver:
20mm diameter pendant necklace with chain would cost around £10
4mm thick silver bangle would cost around £30
10mm diameter stud earrings would cost around £5
Sessions 1 to 4 - Techniques will be demonstrated & practised using copper. By the end of session 4 you should have developed an idea of what you want to make.
Session 5 - You will make a mock up of your final piece in copper. At the end of this day you will have decided on your final design and know how much silver needs to be ordered which Rose will do on your behalf.
Session 6 - You will make the final design in silver.
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
Beginners and people who have made some jewellery before
Texturing using a hammer, mill & stamps
Making a loop
OTHER THINGS YOU NEED TO BE AWARE OF
Rose wants everyone to have an enjoyable time on her courses. The workshop can be a hazardous place therefore please read the Health & Safety information on Rose's website if you intend to make a booking. Click on the 'Book online' button to visit the website (this won't commit you to a booking).
TIME AND DATES
5 Saturday sessions – 2pm to 5pm
Session 1 - 16th Feb 2019
Session 2 - 23rd Feb 2019
Session 3 - 2nd Mar 2019
Session 4 - 16th Mar 2019
Session 5 - 23rd Mar 2019
Session 6 - 30th Mar 2019
Please note there are no classes on 9th March 2019
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?
INCLUDED IN THE COURSE FEE
Copper for samples
Use of tools
Tea & biscuits
Silver sheet or wire; the cost will depend on what you want to make for example:
As little as £2 for a small pair of studs to £30 for a 4mm thick bangle.
Silver earring components cost £2.50 for studs and £1 for drop earring wires
Cotton thong for necklaces costs £2.50
Silver chain is £6
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