replica acorn and leaf workshop with 24K gold highlights

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Description

This is a full day workshop designed for absolute beginners where you will learn how to make your own silver acorn and or leaf earrings or pendant using fine silver and 24K gold highlights for a pendant or earrings. You will be taught about using silver clay and electroplating 24K gold. No previous experience is required in metal clay or jewellery. During your class you will learn how to handle the clay, how to texture, cut and shape it, how to store your clay and rehydrate it, how to refine your pieces and fire them, finishing with how to polish your fired pieces. The class runs from 10.00am-4.00pm Silver clay will be supplied to produce at least 2 small pieces of jewellery (such as a small acorn with leaf), depending on the size you make, including silver clay, a jump ring and 24K plating. If you require extra clay or a chain, you can buy them on the day. You are welcome to bring your own and fit them to your pieces to complete them. This is a small class held in Rebecca Oxenham's jewellery making studio with a maximum of 4 to allow for lots of individual attention and sharing of electroplating plating tools. WHO SHOULD ATTEND This course is suitable for learners with no previous knowledge of working with silver clay or those with experience with other forms of jewellery making. It is also suitable for those with no experience yet of crafts or creative activities. Most important is a desire to learn and experiment with the materials. WHAT'S INCLUDED - Silver clay/ fine silver (enough to make a pendant or pair of drop earrings) - jump rings, ear wires - 24K gold - Use of all equipment needed from the studio - A step by step detailed instruction booklet (which you can take home) - Tea, coffee and biscuits Note that 18 inch sterling silver chains are available to purchase on the day for an additional £10 WHO SHOULD ATTEND This course is suitable for learners with no previous knowledge of working with silver clay or those with experience with other forms of jewellery making. It is also suitable for those with no experience yet of crafts or creative activities. Most important is a desire to learn and experiment with the materials. WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING - An apron if you have one - Ideally closed toe shoes - Hairband (to tie hair back while firing) - Glasses - there is some fine detailed work. PARTICIPANT GUIDELINES - Minimum age: 12 (under 18s must be accompanied by a participating adult) - There is no wheelchair access to the workroom which is at the end of the garden - There is parking on the road (if it gets busy there is also a car park close by on Manor Farm Road - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. - extra silver clay and sterling silver chains are available to purchase on the day. ABOUT YOUR TUTOR - REBECCA OXENHAM Rebecca works out of her studio at the end of her garden in Hampshire, England. The jewellery created is inspired by her passion for nature and she is committed to supporting biodiversity and protecting the environment. She uses recycled materials such as silver clay which is an 100% recycled product made from recycled silver which is ground up to a fine powder and mixed with a binder. When fired it becomes solid fine silver. Using recycled silver helps to limit the use of child labour in mines as well as the amount of metals that must be produced. This leads to less waste in landfills and helps to slow the consumption and deterioration of natural resources. Rebecca studied at the Cornwall School for Art Craft and Jewellery for her Level One, Art Clay Diploma Certification in Silver Clay. This is a world-wide, recognised qualification, administered by the official distributors of Art Clay in Europe. She is also a member of AMCAW (Association of Metal Clay Artists Worldwide) and GOJD (Guild of Jewellery Designers). LOCATION The course is held at Rebecca's Garden Studio in Bitterne Park, Southampton. The workshop is held in the studio at the end of my garden on Oaktree Road, Southampton. Please knock on the front door on arrival and I will take you through to the studio. If you are late I will leave the side gate open so you can walk down and join us then. DRIVING Use SO18 1PH in your satnav or if using google maps just type in Rebecca Oxenham Jewellery. There is parking on Oaktree Road (if it gets busy there is also a car park close by on Manor Farm Road, near the junction of Dimond Road and next to Riverside Park). TRAIN Nearest train stations are Swathling, Bitterne, Southampton Parkway and Southampton Central. (If you are coming by train I can sometimes arrange pick up and drop off depending on availability - contact me in advance). BUS City Bus no 7 stops on the road a few yards from the venue and runs from the centre of Southampton. Full joining instructions will be sent in advance of the course. Cancellations of workshop places and private tuition bookings within 14 days of the event will forfeit the workshop/private tuition fee unless I am able to find someone to take your place. Please let me know as soon as possible if you are unable to attend.

What's included in the price?

- Silver clay (enough to make a pendant or pair of drop earrings) - jump rings, ear wires -24K gold - Use of all equipment needed from the studio - A step by step detailed instruction booklet (which you can take home) - Tea, coffee and biscuits Note that 18 inch sterling silver chains are available to purchase on the day for an additional £8

Duration

6 hours (10:00am to 4:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts

Maker


I love teaching workshops and have a particular love for silver clay jewellery making. I studied at the Cornwall School for Art Craft and Jewellery with Julia Rai for my Level One, Art Clay Diploma Certification in Silver Clay. This is a world-wide, recognised qualification, administered by the official distributors of Art Clay in Europe. I have also studies silversmithing at the Meon Valley School. I am a member of AMCAW (Association of Metal Clay Artists Worldwide) and GOJD.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Father's Day
  • Mother's Day
  • Romantic
  • UK Holiday
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Christmas
  • Easter
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Venue

78 Oaktree Road,, Southampton, Southampton, Hampshire, SO18 1PH