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Silver jewellery making taster workshop in Edinburgh's historic New Town

Silver jewellery making taster workshop in Edinburgh's historic New Town

Duration: Half day

Price: £45

Run by: Lynn Powell
at The Arienas Collective

07732 901150

Dublin Meuse
Edinburgh
Midlothian
EH3 6NW

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About the Course

In this taster workshop, you will create a pendant or pair of earrings from hallmark-quality silver with jeweller Anna Campbell. 

You will learn how to make jewellery out of a material called silver clay, which is made up of recycled silver particles, an organic binder and water. Silver clay requires with very little equipment so it's perfect for those wanting to learn a new skill they can easily do at home.

You will be taken through all the steps to create your own piece ready for firing. The dried clay is fired with a butane torch to form it into silver (but a crème brulé torch will do the trick!). You’ll then polish your silver jewellery ready to take home.

This taster class is perfect for giving you an idea of the possibilities of this unique material. You can then choose to move on to a full-day workshop where you will make 3 different pieces (these dates are also included), or to one of our more advanced jewellery making workshops if you wish.

Spaces on our workshops are limited to allow artists to offer one-to-one help and support.

All The Arienas Collective workshop experiences are also available as a private group booking. Please email us for details.

Please note that The Arienas Collective experiences are run from a first-floor open plan reception room and unfortunately we do not have lift access. Please let us know of any food preferences or allergies when booking.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

The price for the workshop includes all materials and refreshments, and you get to take home the jewellery you make.

On the full day workshop, lunch is also provided.



Want to review this course?

Took a friend along to this on Tuesday evening for her birthday present. Enjoyed a great evening, everyone really friendly and a lovely setting to be in. The time flew by and I'm so pleased with the jewellery I made. Would definitely recommend this, and will definitely look out for the full day course. Fabulous evening, thank you so much.

- - #18755

What a fabulous day this was. A group of us had got together to celebrate a (big) birthday and we each designed and made a necklace for ourselves and a special charm for the birthday girl (- before celebrating with a glass of fizz which was included for the occasion!), We all went away feeling inspired to do more - and I have been wearing my necklace ever since. The process was made remarkably easy as we were taken though it step by step. Although it is described as a taster workshop, we all produced amazing jewellery, and its definitely inspired me to go on and do more.

- - #17242

Response from The Arienas Collective:

Thanks for your feedback Anne. A silver clay taster workshop is a fabulous way to celebrate a special birthday occasion, and we do always include a glass of fizz and cake too for private groups like this one. We enjoy running these so much, and you all made such amazing jewellery - as well as having a lot of fun! I'm glad it's inspired you to continue, and we look forward to welcoming you back to learn some new silver clay skills with Anna! Best wishes, Lynn :-)

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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.


  • Accessible by public transport
  • Suitable for events & groups

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