Silver jewellery full-day workshop

The Jeweller's Bench


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.


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.

Refunds are not available on this booking. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All metals used and tools needed for the workshop.

Gems can be purchased separately if wished.


David Lilly at David J Lilly

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

Suitable for

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


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

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Linda - - #31650

I had a fantastic day and made a fabulous ring and pendant! David was very welcoming and keen to explain about different techniques and finishes! As well as answering all of my questions. As a complete beginner I have learnt so much and would definitely recommend the course. The endless coffee and biscuits were also much appreciated

Response from David J Lilly:

Hi Linda,

Thank you for your lovely review, it was great to spend the time with you, and you made two lovely pieces of jewellery.

Best Wishes


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