A short and comprehensive grounding in traditional jewellery skills is offered in this intensive 2 day weekend workshop.
The student is introduced to a wide range of traditional metal-smithing techniques used to create jewellery. There are maximum three students per course enabling Alison to give each person lots of attention. No previous experience is required.
The students will become familiar with working with Sterling Silver. Appropriate tools will be used to manipulate metal sheet and wire.
You will learn:-
Rub-over bezel setting of cabuchon and faceted stones,
Polishing and finishing.
The relevant Health and Safety issues required by this discipline.
You will go home having had a wonderful weekend, gained new found skills and a beautiful finished stone - set ring. Probably two!
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
All project materials are included and should the student wish there is extra silver for purchase at the Studio.
Tea and coffee and biscuits are provided all day.
Alison Flanders at Alison Flanders Studio
Cockpit arts Northington Street Farringdon London WC1N 2NP
I took part in Alison's Silver jewellery for beginners - 2 day weekend workshop. This was an absolutely fantastic course and I learnt an enormous amount from Alison and her many years of experience in the industry.
Upon arrival Alison welcomed me to the centre and her studio then we discussed my aspirations for the two days. I was introduced to tools and techniques as well as the materials we'd be working with.
I started on a practice ring to begin with where Alison demonstrated the technique and I copied under her guidance. Completing the practice ring we then went on to develop some more complex pieces with gemstone bezels, one of these I'd go on to present to my partner as a promise ring (which she loved).
The whole two days went very quickly as it was busy but extremely enjoyable informative. I think this course would be perfect for anyone who wants a really good through introduction to the world of silversmithing, or alternatively, anyone who is interested in doing some crafting and wants to learn from an experienced tutor in a relaxed and well setup studio.