Textured Jewellery Making



Lonely Ape Workshop classes are a great introduction for any keen crafters interested in Silversmithing. In the textured jewellery workshops you will learn skills such as annealing, soldering, hammering, filing and finishing.

You will be able to choose between making earrings, a ring or a pendant in the class and will be tutored through the whole process from start to finish.

You will be able to choose different thicknesses of silver wire and strip silver depending on the style you want to create; we will then spend time exploring different ways to create marks and surface textures using a variety of files and hammers.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Your handmade piece of jewellery along with homemade cakes and refreshments.


Katherine parkinson at Lonely Ape Jewellery


Grasmere Road
GU18 5TL

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Father's Day
  • Hen dos
  • Mother's Day
  • Romantic
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


3 hours (10:30am to 1:30pm)

Silver Badge
What does this mean?

This craft course provider has been awarded Silver status for receiving 5 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.

The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.

They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.


In-person course
Jerrell Torres - - #31038

I thoroughly enjoyed the ring making workshop with Katherine. She is a brilliant teacher - encouraging and patient.
We were extremely happy with what we learned during the workshop but now have the rings themselves as a memento of the experience.

We would love to do another workshop and learn how to make other jewellery.

In-person course
Amy - - #28507

A brilliant workshop! Brought a voucher for my bestie for her birthday present, so exciting to try something new & then to come away wearing a beautiful piece of jewellery too!
A very relaxed & friendly atmosphere, Katherine offers helpful advice whilst letting you walk your own creative path...my new thumb ring has two different textures and a series of stamp designs!
Just need to decide whether I'll be making making earrings or a bangle next time I go!

In-person course
Jane Turland - - #28494

A very enjoyable afternoon - with Katherine for her Textured Jewellery Workshop.
As promised tea and homemade cake.
Katherine is a very patient, clear and knowledgeable tutor. She gave us space to experiment, whilst guiding us to create our own individual pieces. Katherine's workshop is cosy and well equipped - I caught myself feeling like a true artist! Will definitely be back for more!

In-person course
Jane wilson - - #28052

I was amazed that I could create such a unique and individual piece. The tuition and guidance from Katherine was excellent and her calm, enthusiastic and reassuring approach was lovely. What a truly wonderful day, with the bonus of a beautiful momento to take home.

In-person course
Hannah - - #28051

I bought this workshop as a present for my mum for Christmas.
The two of us made beautiful textured rings. Katherine was a very good teacher, explaining the techniques that we were doing and answering our questions.
She is very knowledgeable and skilled.
Tea and homemade cake perfectly finished an enjoyable morning.

In-person course
Gill Tuck - - #27970

Attended a pendant making course. I was a complete novice and was thrilled with my finished product thanks to the brilliant tuition from Katherine. Katherine was a very patient tutor who took time to explain processes and guided me through the different stages so that I was able to produce a pendant which I love to wear and am proud of.

In-person course
Debbie - - #27956

I have attended two of Katherines courses. I have made a ring and a pendant. Brilliant class, great attention to detail.
Lots of tips and individual help. Great tutor.
Tea and homemade cake is a bonus.
Would recommend anyone to try her courses.

In-person course
Kate Hardesty - - #25491

What a lovely afternoon!

I attended a Lonely Ape Textured Bangle workshop this afternoon with a friend and cannot recommend Katherine highly enough. She was extremely patient and is obviously very talented. I can't believe that I managed to make a beautiful bangle with her help and I will be proud to wear it.

The workshop was really lovely, set in a beautiful garden and we were even given homemade cake to have with our cup of tea.

I thought it was excellent value and a great way to spend an afternoon plus you come away with a gorgeous bracelet!

Thank you so much! I look forward to doing another workshop :-)

In-person course
Jess P - - #25482

My sister in law and I recently did the textured jewellery workshop with Lonely Ape, and it was so much fun! Very authentic workshop, great tuition - it was only us two so it meant Katherine could really spend time showing us all the different techniques and tools. We both made rings, I made a hammered pinky ring and Lauren made a ring for her thumb. Tea and homemade cake was provided which was a nice touch!

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