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: From Loft to Loved
From Loft to Loved is an independent home and gift shop with a passion for recycling and creativity. Based in Sedgefield, County Durham; Kim and Sarah source unique furniture and decorative items, then using only the best quality finishes create one off pieces for your home.
With a growing list of UK based Artisans in their ever expanding range of home and giftware. Kim and Sarah remain true to their ethos that there should be a person and a story behind every product they sell. Showcasing the work of both local crafters and award winning Artisans side by side.
Keen to share skills and promote a more sustainable way of living From Loft to Loved has grown into a creative hub and now offer several workshops to both public and professionals.
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.
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).
3 hours (10:30am to 1:30pm)
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3 hours (10:30am to 1:30pm)