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Make Silver Jewellery With Helen

If you have always wanted to try your hand at making silver jewellery but don't have the time for evening classes then a days one to one tuition can give you the basic skills and confidence to start you off.

Silver and Lampwork Necklace

Silver Ring with Glass

My Silversmithing background

I first started making silver jewellery at college gaining a BTEC in General Art & Design, specialising in Jewellery. I then went on to study jewellery at HND level and in 1999 I was awarded a Princes Trust loan to set up my own designer/maker, contemporary jewellery business. I sold my work in galleries and craft shows, locally in Devon in the early days and extending nationwide. Silversmithing was my main income for 8 years and I have always been busy making something since, including engagement rings and wedding bands for friends and family.     

Price

Full Day - General Jewellery Making - £150  (6 hours - times to suit) 

 

You will make and take away with you a simple Sterling silver band ring, small pendant and pair of earrings the same or similar to those in the photo's below (more design ideas available). These sets have been designed to include and teach you the following basic techniques:

  • Use of a piercing saw
  • Stamping
  • Filing
  • Soldering
  • Melting
  • Doming
  • Roll Printing
  • Texturing
  • Making silver balls and ballpins
  • Polishing

You can of course work to your own ideas and designs although please inform me before your lesson and please be aware if extra materials are used these will need to be charged for.   

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