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Soldering silver clay jewellery
This full-day intermediate workshop is suitable for anyone who has attended our 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 and silver clay specialist 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.
What's included in the price?
The Arienas Collective workshops are run from a supportive and welcoming home-based environment within Edinburgh’s City Centre Georgian New Town. We invite you to turn up, leave any day-to-day worries behind, and immerse yourself in creating something unique. Spaces on our workshops are limited so that our artists and makers can offer you the hands-on help and support you need to make the most of your time with us. All equipment is provided, and the materials you need to complete your project are included in the price of your workshop (unless stated otherwise). Light refreshments are included in the price, and a wide range of dietary requirements can be catered for. This includes a selection of individually wrapped teas from local blender Shibui Tea, coffees, and hot chocolate plus access to drinking water. On full day workshops, you are welcome to bring your own lunch to eat in, or we have a wide range of independent sit-in and takeaway cafés and delicatessens nearby, plus local shops and supermarkets. PLEASE NOTE: Our workshop space is on the first-floor of a Georgian mews building and unfortunately we do not have lift access. Due to COVID-19, we have had to adapt the way we run our workshops and there may be some changes to the way it is delivered. This workshop is also available to book for private group get-togethers; themed wedding and birthday celebrations; for corporate team building and well-being purposes; and can be brought to a location of your choice. The minimum number of bookings for a private group is usually 4 people.
Non-refundable - Refunds are not available
The Arienas Collective
with Craft Courses since 2017Message the tutor
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.
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