Learn the art of fine silver jewellery making using the alchemy of silver clay, an eco-friendly way to make fine silver, nature inspired artisan jewellery. With no more than 5 people per class, all skill levels are catered for, and you’ll get as much guidance as you need. This introductory silver clay workshop is all about using silver clay to create beautiful, unique pieces of nature inspired jewellery. Silver clay is a relatively new product that can be worked like clay and yet is made of pure silver particles, with a binder and water. When it is fired (which can be done with a butane torch or on your hob at home) the result is a pure silver piece which is of hallmark quality. On this course, you will learn about silver clay and make your own unique pieces of solid silver jewellery that you can take home and wear. This is a small and relaxed class held in the Rebecca Oxenham's garden studio in Southampton with no more than four students. At the end of the day, we will celebrate with a glass of prosecco or non-alcoholic alternative. 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. Who should attend This course is suitable for learners with no previous knowledge of working with silver clay or those with experience with other forms of jewellery making, and those with no experience yet of crafts or creative activities. Most important is a desire to learn, experiment with the materials and create jewellery. What happens on the day? Your day takes place in the studio of Rebecca Oxenham Jewellery craft studio in Southampton. You’ll spend the morning learning about silver clay, designing your piece, texturing, filing and sanding then leaving it to dry, before eating your picnic. In the afternoon, you will fire your piece using a jewellers torch then sanding, polishing and finish it by attaching your fixings such as a chain or ear wires. With no more than four people in your class, you can rest assured you’ll be given plenty of helpful guidance to get the most out of your day. Explore metal forming, texturing and polishing, and come away with your own bespoke, unique piece of jewellery that you can give as an unforgettable gift or simply treasure forever.
What's included in the price
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) - Silver chain or earrings wires - All equipment needed in my studio to make your jewellery pieces - An instruction booklet (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