Beginners nature inspired fine silver jewellery making workshop using silver clay

Hosted by Derby Dell Buildings, Lasham

Date

Saturday 5 June 2021

Time

From 10am until 4pm

Admission

£95 including all materials and use of tools.

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This introductory silver clay workshop is all about using silver clay to create beautiful, unique pieces of fine silver jewellery

Silver clay comes in a clay like form and is made up of recycled fine silver powder, an organic binder and water. It can be moulded and shaped like clay before being fired.  The binder then burns away and your piece is transformed into a piece of fine silver jewellery. (Fine silver is composed of 99.9% pure silver, and it is a bit more expensive and better quality than sterling silver).

Silver clay offers a great introduction to silver jewellery making because you don't need to purchase lots of tools or equipment and it can easily be done on your kitchen table.

This is a small and relaxed class. At the end of the day we will celebrate with a glass of bubbly while. You’ll leave with a unique piece that you will have hand made and could make the perfect present or you can keep it for yourself.

What your will learn;

  • The design processs
  • Rolling and shaping and cutting
  • Texturing techniques
  • Filing
  • Sanding
  • Firing
  • Attaching jump rings for a pendant or findings for earrings
  • Polishing and finishing
  • Wrapping and celebrating with a glass of bubbly

What is included;

  • 7g of silver clay (enough to make one or two pieces of jewellery)
  • Findings for your pieces that you make (ie jump rings, earring posts, wire for drop earrings)
  • Sterling silver chain or earrings wires
  • All equipment needed in my studio to make your jewellery pieces
  • An instruction sheet (which you can take home)
  • As much tea and coffee as you can drink
  • A glass of bubbly or non alcoholic fizz to celebrate the day

What you need to bring;

  • A packed lunch and any extra drinks
  • An apron if you have one
  • Closed toe shoes
  • Hairband (to tie hair back while firing)
  • A mask (currently this is optional - however this may change depending on Government rules).

The event is held in Lasham (In the same building of the Natural Cook Company and Symes Kitchens). Lasham is located  between Alton and Basingstoke.

There will be a break for lunch where you  need to bring a packed lunch.

There is plenty of parking outside of the venue.

Covid-19 Information and Guidance

Please note: If this workshop needs to cancelled for Covid related reasons or you experience Covid symptoms, and so cannot attend, we offer you the choice to transfer to an alternative date or receive a full refund.

All social distancing and the necessary safety precautions and processes will be followed.

More information about this will be provided prior to your attendance.