Silver Metal clay is a unique material that is opening up many possibilities for designers and crafters. This course is for those with some experience with the material who would like to further their skills and learn how to incorporate gemstones in their designs. We will cover some of the basics along the way but will mainly be focusing on how to flush set faceted stones in clay and fire it using a torch.
To book please go to courses page on my website.
For beginners and beyond
Rachel Hearne studied Jewellery and Metalsmithing in the USA and has been teaching all levels of students for over 15 years. She has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
Materials 5 CZ stones, Art Clay 10grms and all sundries needed.
Refreshments including artisan treats and local tea and coffee.
This craft course provider has been awarded Gold status for receiving 10 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
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6 hours (10:00am to 4:00pm)
Next available date
24th April 2021
I attended the Rolling Mill and Stamping course. Rachel was a great teacher, very knowledgeable, patient and full of ideas and the course was well run. She made sure we all followed the COVID regulations to keep us safe. With her help, I was able to make a lovely pendant which I was very pleased with considering it was my first attempt at jewellery making. I will definitely do another of her courses, just trying to decide which one next!
Response from Rachel Hearne Jewellery:Thank you Lynne it was a pleasure teaching you and your pendant was a huge success. I’m so pleased you enjoyed it and felt safe.
A thoroughly enjoyable day.
We covered so much in a short space of time but never overwhelmed. Rachel's knowledge is extensive and her teaching style is so inclusive and very well paced. Her enthusiasm is infectious and at the end of the day I walked away with a beautiful bangle that I have not taken off yet.
I would heartily recommend this to anyone who would like to treat themselves and come away with a very clear idea of silver jewellery making without making a commitment to a set time beginners course.
I am hoping to sign up to another making day.
Response from Rachel Hearne Jewellery:Thank you Maxine for your lovely review. It was clear to me you really enjoyed the day and have a very creative spirit. You made such a gorgeous bangle I loved the texture you added and the long twist you added. I hope to see you again soon. Best wishes -R
I thoroughly enjoyed the course we did making bracelets, Rachel gave us enough guidance to feel really confident and plenty of time and freedom for creativity. I’m just waiting to be able to do the stacking rings course in the future
Response from Rachel Hearne Jewellery:Thank you Paula it was so nice to meet you and watch your progression over such a short amount of time. You had such enthusiasm and energy its no wonder you made 2 perfectly sparkly bangles! I hope to see you again soon. Best wishes -R
My one to one class with Rachel was just what I wanted and needed. I have done a course with Rachel before. Rachel has a nice way about her which makes you comfortable with your ability, always encouraging and helping you achieve your goals .
This one to one was an extension of the course I did at Halton Mill. The things I had picked up in those classes really helped me. I am pretty much a beginner and I am making bracelets, earrings and rings. My next project will be an inlaid ring.
One of best things with one to one tutoring, is you pick up so much. It went so fast, which was a shame because I was enjoying it so much , hopefully I will be booking another soon.🤗
Response from Rachel Hearne Jewellery:Wendy I am so pleased you found it useful. We really did cover a lot and I could see how fast you were absorbing it. I think you will find that with a little more practice you will be flying! I look forward to seeing you again soon but until then happy smithing.
I attended an 'Introduction to Metal Clay, day workshop. It was fabulous! Rachel is an amazing silversmith and a natural teacher. She gave clear information and instruction; modelled what we were expected to do and then let us get on with it, offering one to one guidance and support in a calm, patient and supportive manner. She was encouraging and enthusiastic throughout the day and was able to offer new learning for all the different levels of experience there.
The whole day was positive and productive and a lovely creative way to spend time. I can't recommend it highly enough. It has sparked a new hobby for me and I can't wait to attend another class. Thanks Rachel : )
Response from Rachel Hearne Jewellery:Thank you for that Steph you are a joy to have in the studio. I am pleased to see your progress and hunger for more information. Keep making!
Loved every minute and came away with fantastic piece of jewellery
A definite must! Rachel is a great teacher
Response from Rachel Hearne Jewellery:Thank you Kerry! I hope to see you again soon.
I have been attending group workshops with Rachel for several years now and I hope to continue doing so. Her knowledge, enthusiasm and patience make her courses a joy to attend. Rachel makes sure that all members of her classes get individual, as well as group, attention and she is able to cover all skill levels in an easy to follow and relaxed style.
Response from Rachel Hearne Jewellery:Thank you Barbara you are a pleasure to teach. Your continual progression is so exciting to witness and design challenges you have set for yourself are beautiful. I I’m looking forward to what 2020 will bring.
I really enjoyed making jewellery, Rachel is a very good teacher, as a beginner she gave me confidence and guidance at the end of the course. I made some lovely wearable items,hope to enrol again this year on some of her workshops.
Response from Rachel Hearne Jewellery:Thank you Christina your tenacity and attention to detail has really paid off recently. I’m looking forward to seeing you again soon.
We did the 3 stacked silver ring workshop which was exceptionally well taught and resourced. I was so pleased with the silver rings I produced and got to take home with me. Rachel paced the day perfectly and gave us enough guidance but plenty of time and freedom for creativity. I hope we can book a similar jewellery making event again soon.
Response from Rachel Hearne Jewellery:Thank you Sarah for that lovely review. It was great to have you and I’m so pleased you enjoyed the workshop.
Thoroughly enjoyable afternoon spent with Rachel, who helped me create my design. Rachel is an excellent tutor and instilled confidence in my abilities. She provides a lovely, comfortable environment in which to work and I would have no hesitation in recommending both her group courses and 1:1 sessions. I most definitely will be booking again. Thanks Rachel! :)
Response from Rachel Hearne Jewellery:Jan what a pleasure it was to have you. Your project was a great challenge and you did it with a smile on your face. No broken sawblades....that was very impressive! Gorgeous result today -I hope to see you again soon.
I have been coming to this course for years and Rachel is an excellent and informative tutor. I have learnt so much about jewellery making from her and she is always willing to help with my projects if necessary.
Response from Rachel Hearne Jewellery:Thank you Julie it has been wonderful to witness your progression over time. You have a wonderful design eye I'm looking forward to what this year brings!
I had a wonderful day, Rachel is a fantastic teacher!
Response from Rachel Hearne Jewellery:Akasha it was great to meet you. Thank you for attending you were a fantastic addition to the class I really enjoyed your enthusiasm and energy. I hope to see you again in the future and many thanks for taking the time yo review me :)