In-person course
in Coombes, Lancing

Silver jewellery full-day workshop



You’ll end up making a Sterling Silver piece of jewellery. It could be a ring, pendant or brooch, or may be a few of them. ITINERARY The workshops begins at 10.00am, with tea or coffee and goodies and a brief chat and look through some work made by David. This is followed by a talk on texturing and finishing a demonstration of how to manipulate and texture sterling silver. You are then shown how to use various tools and finally solder your ring together and finish it in a variety of ways. Students begin by designing their pieces and are then given some sterling silver to work with. The methods of working the silver includes forging using hammers and other tools such as the rolling-mill. You’ll be annealing the metal with a blow-torch then cold-working the silver. The hot metal is quenched in Pickle (a diluted sulphuric acid) and then water after each annealing and then manipulated further towards the desired shape. The workshops concludes at 4.00pm, but if needs be extend through to when each student finishes their work – and you get to go home wearing it or take away in the box to pop it into and present! There are only ever a maximum of two students on these workshops.

What's included in the price?

All metals used and tools needed for the workshop. Gems can be purchased separately if wished.


1 day (10:00am to 4:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Non-refundable - Refunds are not available



David J Lilly

with Craft Courses since 2017

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Over the years I’ve turned my hand to wood, card, plastic and eventually spent 12 years as stained glass arrtist. In about 2005 when my eye turned to the style of my childhood, mid-century modern, those big concrete and glass forms that so many people love to hate but I have become intruiged by and in love with. My jewellery making began with me playing around with fold-forming copper, then somewhere along Brutalism raised its head and I found my muse.


Drum Barn, Applesham Farm, Coobes Road, Coombes, Lancing, West Sussex, BN15 0RP

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Parking provided
  • Romantic
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