Silver Stud Earring Duo Workshop with Lindsay Forbes of Laconic - Durham

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Description

This workshop is suitable for beginners with no previous jewellery making experience. The workshop allows participants to learn basic techniques and skills to create two pairs of silver earrings. During this workshop you'll learn techniques such as texturing, disc cutting, doming, forming, twisting and soldering to create two pairs of silver earrings. Choose from studs, drops or hoops. Some techniques will be practised roughly in copper to allow for experiment and play before going on to create your chosen two pairs of earrings in sterling silver. During this workshop refreshments will be provided. Places are limited to eight people to allow each individual sufficient time with Lindsay to assist and oversee each project. Please ensure you read the 'important information' section below before booking. IMPORTANT INFORMATION Due to the nature of the tools and conditions/hazards involved in making jewellery, we are unable to accept anyone under the age of 16. Attendees must be able to listen to and follow instructions carefully. There will be some fiddly work involved when making jewellery, attendees should be able to have a certain level of dexterity to be able to use tools such as pliers. Please be aware that freshly manicured nails may not survive. When you turn up for your workshop please ensure you are wearing suitable clothing, such as jeans, and no open-toed footwear. Any long hair will need to be tied up. This is for health and safety as the majority of our workshops involve the use of torches/heat and heavy tools.

What's included in the price?

- Access to tools and equipment needed for the project. - Materials to make x2 pairs of earrings in sterling silver. - Limited workshop numbers to ensure a more personalised learning experience. - Expert tuition from Lindsay, a qualified jewellery designer/Goldsmith with over 15 years of industry experience. - Refreshments/biscuits

Duration

3 hours

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts

Maker

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Laconic

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Lindsay Forbes has worked in the jewellery industry since graduating in 3D Design in 2010. Working in a variety of areas from retail to repair, she has a great amount of knowledge in jewellery design and technical skills in goldsmithing. Following her passion for designing and making jewellery she founded her own business; Laconic. Passing on knowledge and skills is something that Lindsay enjoys doing and creating a fun, friendly environment where people can come to relax, be creative and learn.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
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Venue

Elvet and Bailey, 23 High Street, Durham, County Durham, DH1 3UJ