Silver Jewellery making class at Sandra Kerns Jewellery studio, Little Sampford
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About the Course
Silver jewellery making class for groups of 2 people (£75 per person) Class will begin with an introduction to the tools and workshop machinery used during the day and a safety briefing. Students will then design their own unique piece of jewellery on paper and will then learn to cut the silver with a fret saw (practice with copper and then move onto silver), soldering tuition as needed, pickling and then polishing using a polishing machine or tumbler. Finally the student will put their piece together to make a complete and unique jewellery piece.
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What's included in the price?
All equipment and materials will be supplied to make one piece of jewellery per person. Extra materials will be available on the day at additional cost.
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided but if the class covers a lunch period a packed lunch will be required as there are no shops locally.
I attended this course with my friend a week ago and we both enjoyed it very much. We were both complete beginners and had no idea what to expect. Sandra very patiently showed us how to make a lovely ring and a beautiful pair of ear-rings. Very happy with our experience
Diane Balcombe - - #14645
Response from Sandra Kerns Jewellery:Thank you for your lovely comments Diane, it was a real pleasure to teach you both.
Went for a day with my mum and sister and we loved it. Sandra was very patient with us and enthusiastic, showing us different techniques and examples of textures we could achieve. A talented silversmith, so many beautiful creations. She understood what each of us had in mind and helped us get there! Tea and biscuits and good chat along the way too, would recommend to anyone.
Rachel Price - - #11612
Sandra’s patient friendly manner enabled me to have confidence to create beautiful earrings which I had a clear picture of in my imagination but was unable to even draw. I am not artistic with my hands but Sandra demonstrated and then encouraged me to have a go at many different skills to translate my idea into reality. My daughters and I were enabled to transform a flat rectangle of silver using Sandra’s remarkable range of tools and machines. Thank you Sandra you have a lovely studio and are a generous host and skilled teacher. We were inspired by seeing all that you have made.
Ellen Price - - #11587
Having undertaken 3 courses with Sandra Kerns Jewellery at various levels I can say with confidence Sandra is not only a talented silversmith but also a wonderful teacher and has taught me many useful techniques from basic silver clay and silversmithing to more technical processes and problem solving - who would have thought the humble potato such a useful tool! Sandra is incredibly patient and has a well equiped studio in a beautiful location ready to teach basic jewellery making/beading and more advanced skills for those with some knowledge already who want to advance. Great value, learn a new skill, make an item you can wear and maybe leave with one or two bought from her collection which is hard to resist!
Debi - - #11204
I was privileged to be one of Sandra's first students.
The day covered a lot of information which Sandra has obviously put a lot of thought, time and effort into learning in order to pass this on.
But it wasn’t just about the new knowledge I gained. The main benefits came from actually creating a piece, receiving individual feedback and interacting with Sandra about ideas and techniques.
This day gave me a much firmer appreciation of the jewellery making process, especially when Sandra was thrilled when I finally broke a saw blade. (Apparently this is very common). I made some lovely pieces that day which a friend wore for her wedding. I would highly recommend this course. Sandra is a great teacher a wonderful mentor, but ultimately a superb silversmith!
Josie Bartlett - - #10443
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