A one-day taster course where you will learn basic silversmithing skills in sawing, filing, forming, soldering and finishing or come along to build on the skills you already have and make use of the workshop space and teaching environment.
Courses start at 10 am and run no later than 4.30 pm in Corfe Mullen Dorset.
This course is suitable for all abilities from absolute beginners to advanced, we run small classes of up to 4 students.
Bring along your own sea glass or choose a piece from Sea & Solders collection.
You can choose what you would like to make and I will guide you throughout the day!
A fun relaxed day, with refreshments and cakes provided.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
The price of the course includes tuition for the day, one piece of sea glass/stone/pottery to use in your jewellery, silver to make a 2mm band and bezel for a sea glass ring or a small bezel for a pendant as well as the use of the workshop and tools. If you wish to make a larger piece of jewellery there will be an additional charge for silver and a bangle has an extra charge of £15.
There will also be a small selection of silver chain, cabochons (Semi-precious stones) available to purchase as well as Sea and Solders current jewellery stock which on the day of your course is available with a 10% discount.
6½ hours (10:00am to 4:30pm)
This craft course provider has been awarded Gold status for receiving 10 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
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6½ hours (10:00am to 4:30pm)
I was one of 4 complete beginners in the Sea and Solder studio, and it was an amazing day. Julia was an enthusiastic and brilliant teacher guiding us through the various techniques with clear instructions and demonstrations.
The small group allows for very individual teaching, and unlike many other courses I’ve been on, we all completed something quite different and original. (One ring, one bangle and 2 very different pendants.)
Everyone came away with a huge sense of achievement and a good understanding of basic silversmithing techniques.
Would absolutely recommend Sea and Solder, not only for the amazing jewellery I have had previously but now for the incredible courses too. I had a fabulous time with Jules, she is so patient and knowledgeable. The final piece is great, I can't believe I made it! Lucky to have found such a encouraging teacher, can't wait to come back and craft some more special pieces for friends and family. Thank you so much!
This is the best idea to ever have! I've never felt so attached to a piece of jewellery! I absolutely love my silver and seaglass necklace that I've made. And I have a newfound appreciation for the process of making a piece...it's so technical! It's worth spending the money to create a piece that is completely personal, robust and will stand the test of time.
Ive learnt a lot, left with a piece I'll treasure forever and the help and advice from Jules was invaluable. Thank you Jules!
So much fun! Would definitely recommend this course. Everything was so organised and Julia is very patient and knowledgeable teacher.
Thank you x
Jules' workshop day ticked all the boxes to allow me to design/build a special ring.
Great day and I've walked away with something that will be in my life forever.
Response from Sea & Solder:Dan you made great wedding band, Im so pleased you could join us to make something so special during one of our workshops.
Did a fantastic ring making course with Jules!
The workshop is lovely and Jules is so helpful and knowledgeable.
There’s a lot more to making jewellery than I realised but Jules guided me through it and I was so pleased with the quality of ring I was able to make with her help!
Definitely recommend doing one of her courses!
Response from Sea & Solder:Thank you for a lovely review Kate.
A really super day. Thank you so much Jules I thoroughly enjoyed my day at Sea and Solder. The workshop is lovely and the course was interesting and well run. I learnt a lot of new skills on my day there, Julia is a fantastic teacher and was able to answer my questions and help me to make a beautiful ring. I will definitely be back!
Response from Sea & Solder:Gwen it was fantastic to have you join us on one of our workshops. You created a lovely piece of jewellery and we hope to see you again soon.
I would really recommend a day with Jules. I arrived with no experience and was given the tools and advice to allow me to make a sea glass necklace, it is so beautiful and I can wear it with pride knowing that I made it! Thank you, Jules, I can't wait to return to make something else!
Response from Sea & Solder:Alice thank you so much for your recommendation in this lovely review.
I did a jewellery workshop with Jules and was really impressed by her knowledge and her way of teaching. I've done a couple of jewellery workshops in the past but Jules' class was by far the most enjoyable and the one I felt I gained the most skills. She also has an extensive range of equipment so there are no limitations on what you can make. I will definitely be going back!
Response from Sea & Solder:Beth, thank you for a lovely review. It was fantastic having you in the workshop and seeing how much you enjoyed making your beautiful ring. I hope to see you again soon. Jules
I would highly recommend Sea and Solder. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and left at the end of the workshop with a fabulous ring to wear. Jules is a very encouraging and friendly teacher.
Response from Sea & Solder:Thank you for your review Caroline. You made such a beautiful ring and it was great to see how much you enjoyed being back in the workshop. Jules
What an excellent course. Jules is an experienced teacher encouraging , supportive and very knowledgeable about her subject.
The day was very organised surrounded by a very friendly atmosphere. I have enrolled on a 12 week course on this experience. Don't hesitate to attend a course you will so enjoy and return home with a nice piece of jewellery you made.
Response from Sea & Solder:Di it was so lovely to meet you and help you create your beautiful ring. I am looking forward to seeing you again in January for the termly course.
I absolutely LOVED the course that I did with Sea and Solder. I have never done anything like this before and was a little apprehensive on arrival, but I needn't have worried! Everything was explained so clearly and I was guided through each step. The day was so much fun (my daughter and I did the course together which was just lovely) and I made a ring with a piece of sea glass that I'd found locally. I am so delighted with the end result - it's my favourite piece of jewellery and I'm still amazed that I made something so beautiful myself! I highly recommend Sea and Solder - I will definitely be doing more courses in the future. I really need a bangle now to go with my ring...
Response from Sea & Solder:Thank you soo very much for a lovely review Rosey. It was an absolute pleasure having yourself and your daughter in the workshop. I'm soo pleased you enjoyed your day and it's so wonderful to hear that your seaglass ring is your new favourite!