In-person course
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Soldering silver clay jewellery at The Arienas Collective in Edinburgh's historic New Town

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Description

This full-day intermediate workshop is suitable for anyone who has attended the beginners Silver Clay Taster or Introduction to Silver Clay Jewellery workshops, or has experience of working with metal clay.   On this workshop, taught by Edinburgh jeweller Anna Campbell, you will learn the traditional skill of soldering to advance your jewellery making skills in order to make different types of jewellery including stud earrings and cufflinks.   This is the perfect follow-on to the beginners workshops, and has been requested by our participants! It’s also the right workshop for you if you want to make jewellery to sell, or simply wish to make unique pieces for yourself, or as gifts for friends.    We will begin by designing and making stud earrings, cufflinks and a pendant out of silver clay. This part serves as a good recap on what you’ve learnt previously. We will spend the majority of our time focussing on the skill of soldering. You will learn:   ◦ How to solder earring posts onto earrings to make studs ◦ How to solder silver cufflink backs onto your silver clay pieces ◦ How to solder a jump ring onto a pendant (instead of drilling a hole) ◦ Loads of practical hints and tips   We will cover two different types of soldering, talk about the equipment and materials you need (not much more than for working with silver clay), troubleshooting and more. You will have plenty of supervised practice, and by the end of the day you should have the confidence and skills you need to start making soldered silver clay jewellery at home.    Additional items will be available to buy from Anna on the day for those who want to get started straight away at home! And detailed notes of the workshop with all the information you need to remember to get going will be emailed to you afterwards. Please note that The Arienas Collective experiences are run from a first-floor space and unfortunately we do not have lift access.

What's included in the price?

The price includes all materials (including 10g of silver clay, a pair of sterling silver cufflinks, a pair of stud earrings and butterflies, which alone are worth over £30), refreshments and a buffet-style lunch. And of course you get to take home all the unique jewellery you create! Workshop notes will be emailed to you after the workshop. Silver clay jewellery and soldering packs will be available to buy on the day from the artist should you wish to continue making at home.

Duration

7 hours (10:00am to 5:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Non-refundable - Refunds are not available

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The Arienas Collective

with Craft Courses since 2017

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The Arienas Collective supports local artists and makers to earn a living by sharing their creative skills and passions with others through delivering workshops. The workshops are run from our mews home in the beautiful Georgian New Town of central Edinburgh. We believe in the wellbeing benefits of engaging in creative activity, and our class sizes are kept small so that you get the support you need to make the most of your time with us. We teach you creative skills you can continue at home.

Venue

2 Dublin Meuse, , Edinburgh, Lothian, EH3 6NW

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Intermediate level
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Weekends
  • Public transport
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