Jewellery design workshop - silver pendant or silver earrings



This class is suitable for those who are new to jewellery making and would like to try something new. Jewellery designer and teacher, Sheila Roussel will introduce you to some basic techniques in an informal workshop. At this beginners' jewellery workshop you will learn some jewellery making techniques including sawing, texturing, soldering and you will make a pendant or earrings. The small group numbers will enable you to have lots of hands-on tutoring and guidance throughout the workshop and finish with a piece of jewellery you will be proud of. You will start by experimenting with copper and brass and create different textures, using hammers and punches. You can try out other jewellery techniques: annealing, soldering, sawing, filing and sanding and then move on to design your piece, using silver. Please contact me first to enquire if the date is available as all the dates are on request.

What's included in the price?

The £70 fee includes everything you need to produce your own silver pendant or earrings. Price varies for 2 or 3 people. All tools, equipment and tuition as well as tea and coffee are included. You will be provided with a piece of sheet silver approximately 2 x 3 cm. Extra silver, if required should you wish to make a larger piece, will be available to buy at an additional charge. Silver chains will be available to buy should you require one for your pendant. Please bring a notebook and pen/pencil and an idea of a shape you would like to make into a piece of jewellery e.g. a heart, bird, leaf, flower etc. A small simple outline is all that's required.


2½ hours

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts


I currently design and make my jewellery from my studio at home in Birkhill, Angus, making work for private commissions, exhibitions and contemporary gift shops. I studied Jewellery and Metalwork at Duncan of Jordanstone , Dundee and graduated in June 2014 with BDes (hons) 1st class. My background is in Community Learning and Development and I currently work in the V & A Dundee as a freelance designer; as an Craft and Jewellery tutor with Fairmuir Adult Association and as the Craft tutor with NEST Creative Spaces, Blairgowrie. I also run beginners jewellery workshops which are advertised here and on my Facebook page. My jewellery designs are influenced by the beauty of natural forms, their vibrant colours and delicate structures. An ongoing collection of heirloom keepsakes, trinkets and charms adds further inspiration to my work. My designs evolve from immersing myself in making collages, sketching, photography and experimenting with a range of techniques and materials. Taking these initial ideas I make a variety of individual elements using textured sterling silver, hand patterned aluminium and semi-precious beads. These pieces are used either individually or combined with each other to create my collections. ​

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Children
  • Hearing impaired
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Hen dos
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Stag dos
  • Mother's Day
  • Evenings
  • Public transport
  • Parking provided
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Romantic
  • Corporate days out & team building
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13 Highfield Place, Birkhill, Dundee, Angus, DD2 5PT

Booking options

Session for 1 person
Flexible times
£70.00 See dates
Session for 2 people
Flexible times
£130.00 See dates
Session for 3 people
Flexible times
£195.00 See dates