A great way to start or add to your silver jewellery making skills.
Learn and practice various techniques including piercing (sawing), drilling, texturing, forming, soldering, filing and finishing. Plus, you get to experiment with copper prior to making your own unique silver pendant or earrings.
All materials including copper, silver and access to specialist tools are included in the fee. No previous experience is required.
OTHER INFORMATION Closed-in shoes required Long hair must be tied back Please wear old clothes
WHAT YOU LEARN Metal cutting – learn how to saw-pierce metal using professional jewellers’ saw frames and create decorative internal shapes
Texturing and stamping –experiment with a hammered texture, or stamping with pattern & letter stamps on metal
Drilling – use a drill to part or fully drill decorative or functional holes
Forming – use steel punches and forming tools to give a 3 dimensional element to your work
Soldering – learn to use propane torches, solder and flux to join metal together
Finishing – learn how to file and use emery paper to give your ring a final finish
Patinate – use blackening compound to highlight parts of your design (optional)
WHAT IS PROVIDED Sterling silver and copper for one pendant or pair of earrings All hand tools, equipment, solder and consumables (ie saw blades, emery paper and drill bits)
PLEASE BRING Pens and pencils Sketch book/paper Apron