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Aldington – Intensive Weekend April
April 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - April 14, 2019 @ 4:00 pm£60.00 – £240.00
Intensive Workshop – Make Stunning Sterling Silver Jewellery
Wendy at WMM returns to Kent to deliver a two-day intensive workshop to learn about making sterling silver jewellery. Apart from having a great time in a friendly atmosphere, you will be taught the following silversmithing skills to enable you to learn::
- make a basic ring shank and set a cabochon gem using a bezel wire setting. There is the option to set this on a simple pendant shape.
- Cut out a circle shapes, dome and make a round bead with lettering if desired, Set in a bail to hang on a chain.
- Use scrap sterling silver to melt into a shape, forge flat and stamp a letter. Solder on a ring and bail
- Time allowing, you can also make a pair of simple earrings (designs below).
Both Saturday and Sunday classes start at 10am and finish at 4pm with a break for lunch. Unlimited tea and coffee and homemade cake (including gluten free orange and almond cake!) will be available throughout the weekend, but please bring a packed lunch as I won’t have facilities to provide this.
All materials are included in the price: sterling silver sheet and wire, gems (eg onyx, aventurine, carnelian cabochons), sundries (gas, pickle, saw blades, solder etc), equipment, refreshments (except packed lunch). Other than sandwiches, you need only bring yourselves, an apron and a smile!
After the course, you will be invited to join a closed Facebook group community where you can ask further questions, learn new skills and continue this hobby with online support from me and other WMM students who can give you the benefit of their experience too!
This is what you will make:
Gem set ring/pendant examples made by other students:
Recycled silver pendant and earrings:
Save £20 by paying the full price by the end of 31st December 2018. Otherwise pay a deposit now and the balance before or at the beginning of the first day. £60 of the full cost (ie deposit) is non-refundable.