Silver 'loopy' necklace workshop with Lindsay Forbes of Laconic - Darlington

The venue: Lot 64, Darlington


Join experienced jeweller/goldsmith Lindsay Forbes, jeweller and founder of Laconic jewellery, as she guides you through this beginners course to make a silver ‘loopy’ necklace. Learn how to cut and shape wire into circles (you can choose a more organic design if you prefer) which will then be connected to create your desired necklace.

In this course, you’ll learn how to make your own wire jump rings, how to shape and form these into round links, how to connect these together using soldering and you’ll also learn a basic chain maille technique to create a ‘mobius flower’. Once your chosen design has been polished you’ll learn how to attach basic findings to complete your necklace chain and attach your pendant in your desired way.

In this course, you will practise using copper wire to experiment with shape and get used to using the basic tools. Once you’ve learned the techniques you’ll choose which design you prefer to commit to making in sterling silver. You can expect to make x1 silver necklace complete with the chain length of your choosing.

The Venue: Lot 64

Lot 64 is a craft gallery and retail space in the centre of Darlington offering a range of craft workshops.

There is limited parking in and around the gallery itself. The best place to park would be at Feethams multi storey car park. It is within walking distance of the town centre, less than 10 minutes from the bus station.

Covid Safety:
Upon entering the venue there is hand sanitiser available for visitors. The craft room will be ventilated as much as possible and numbers are limited to 6 people for each class. You are asked to wear a mask for participation in this class (if everyone feels comfortable to do so, these can be removed during), unless exempt. Masks can be removed to drink tea/coffee. The work area and tools will be sanitised before the start of each session, I kindly ask that you sanitise the tools after use too.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Use of required equipment/tools.
All materials to make; x1 'loopy' pendant with chain to complete necklace.
On hand experienced tutor to instruct and guide you through the course.
Tea/coffee & biscuits/cakes (including vegan and gluten free snack options).


Lindsay Forbes at Laconic

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Lot 64
64 Coniscliffe Road
County Durham

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Suitable for beginners


3 hours (10:30am to 1:30pm)

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Lyn - - #39369

This was such a fun workshop
I was a complete beginner and Lyndsey talks us through the steps in a clear manner
I love my new necklace

Response from Laconic:

Thanks for the great feedback Lyn, your necklace turned out beautiful, I hope it gets plenty of wear!

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