Silver Blossom Earrings OR Necklace Workshop: with Lindsay Forbes of Laconic - Durham

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Description

Join experienced jeweller/goldsmith Lindsay Forbes, jeweller and founder of Laconic jewellery, as she guides you this beginner's course to make your choice of blossom earrings or necklace in eco sterling silver. You’ll learn how to cut discs (before using mostly ready made discs) to then dome to form your ‘blossoms’. Basic filing and emery techniques will be taught to tidy up these before attaching to your wire pins, that you’ll craft yourself. Learn how to cut and form wire using heat to create these headpins to attach your ‘blossom’ shapes onto. You can choose whether to create your own necklace or earrings. In either case, you’ll be shown how to make your own ear hooks and how to attach jewellery findings to finish off your piece before polishing. In this course, you will practise using copper wire to experiment with shape and texture and practise soldering and wire working skills. Once you’ve learned the techniques you’ll then make your chosen item in sterling silver. You can expect to make x1 pendant (with chain) OR x1 pair of earrings in recycled sterling silver.

What's included in the price?

Use of required equipment/tools. All materials to make; either x1 silver pendant with chain OR x1 pair of silver earrings. On hand experienced tutor to instruct and guide you through the course. Tea/coffee & biscuits/cakes (including vegan and gluten free snack options).

Duration

3 hours (2:00pm to 5:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts

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Laconic

with Craft Courses since 2018

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Lindsay Forbes has worked in the jewellery industry since graduating in 3D Design in 2010. Working in a variety of areas from retail to repair, she has a great amount of knowledge in jewellery design and technical skills in goldsmithing. Following her passion for designing and making jewellery she founded her own business; Laconic. Passing on knowledge and skills is something that Lindsay enjoys doing and creating a fun, friendly environment where people can come to relax, be creative and learn.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Suitable for beginners
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Venue

Elvet and Bailey, 23 High Street, Durham, County Durham, DH1 3UJ