Silversmithing - Letter Stamped Jewellery (1 day) in the Peak District

Secret message bangles. What will you write in yours?


Create unique items of silver jewellery with a personalised twist. Embellish with letter stamps to add your own (secret) message or decoration. You will learn how to cut, shape, stamp and solder.

This one-day workshop offers a great introduction to silversmithing, or the chance to brush up existing skills.

Design the perfect gift for a loved one or your own special keepsake.

Tutor: Kate Watson
Kate studied Silversmithing and Jewellery Design at Sheffield Hallam University and went on to work for a leading contemporary jewellery company. She has been a teacher for 12 years.
She now runs her own Studio/Gallery in Belper, Derbyshire, developing her own jewellery collections and working to commission.

Start: Join us from 9.30am for tea/coffee and introductions. Tuition starts at 10.00am
End: Tuition finishes around 4.30pm

There is an hour for lunch and breaks whenever you wish.

“A wonderful new experience making my own stack bangles yesterday with Kate Watson. Professional tuition and a friendly class” – Joanna

“This was such a lovely course! I’ve worn my ring to work today and already been complimented on it” – J.I.

This workshop involves the handling and soldering of metals. It requires the use of sharp tools, heat and chemicals. Noise levels will be high at times. Protective goggles and earplugs will be provided.
Every effort will be made to keep the studio environment safe and well ventilated with clear safety briefings given.

• Purpose built studio in beautiful Peak District setting
• Relaxed, creative atmosphere
• 6 - 8 students per workshop
• Open to both beginners and those with experience
• Good fresh food, homemade cakes
• Accommodation on site and nearby if required
• Private groups welcome (minimum 5 people)

Please get in touch for bookings or further information.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Fee includes professional tuition, lunches and refreshments.
An additional materials fee applies:
Sterling silver sheet and wire are available to purchase on the day. The price will be determined by the weight of the items you choose to make. There is also a small cover charge for consumables of £5 per person. The materials cost for most rings is approximately £5 - £15; for most bangles, £10 - £20.

A tasty light lunch is included in the course fee. Let us know of any special dietary needs. Drinks and biscuits are available all day to help yourself with home-made cake mid afternoon.

Accommodation available at extra charge:
'Godfrey Hole Cottage' - On site. 2 bedrooms. Sleeps 3
'The Counting House' - Georgian town house in Wirksworth, 1 mile away. 1 bedroom. Sleeps 2


Alison Massey at Zantium Studios Ltd

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Zantium Studios, Godfrey Hole House
Near Hopton
Wirksworth, Matlock

Suitable for

  • Accommodation offered
  • Adults
  • Christmas
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Mother's Day
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Romantic
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


1 day (9:30am to 4:30pm)

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Ruth - - #39377

Delighted with my two new silver rings and can’t believe I made them myself! Kate our tutor was fantastic and it was interesting learning how to use all the different tools. Stunning venue with brilliant facilities and excellent catering. Would definitely recommend this workshop.

Response from Zantium Studios Ltd:

Thankyou so much, Ruth, for your kind words. Delighted to hear you enjoyed the workshop and the treasure you took home.
I trust your jewellery has been much admired. I will pass on your positive feedback to Kate. Thankyou xx

Helen Archer - - #21047

A fantastic course with a lovely group of fellow novices! Lori is a really good teacher, calm and patient with the ability to match the pace of the teaching so that no-one was waiting or feeling rushed. Venue is beautiful, and the weather was gorgeous which meant that we got to enjoy the stunning views over to Carsington reservoir in the sun trap of a garden. Lunch was excellent and afternoon cakes were scrummy.

Thoroughly recommend Zantium and this course. I'm already planning what to do next. Thank you for a fun day

dee gemmell - - #17246

A fantastic 1 day silver clay workshop in a beautiful venue. I would thoroughly recommend this course, it was fun and informative and the hospitality, excellent lunch and scrumptious cakes in the afternoon were second to none. I will visit again.

Response from Zantium Studios Ltd:

Thankyou, Dee, for your kind words and this most positive review. So glad you enjoyed your day at Zantium Studios...including the cakes! I will pass on your happy feedback to Lori. Look forward to welcoming you back sometime.

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