Sat, 08 Aug|
The garden studio
BEGINNERS WORKSHOP USING SILVER CLAY INTRODUCTORY PRICE - £50
Join Rebecca in her garden studio and make one to two pieces of your own jewellery using silver clay. This is a fun and relaxed class. At the end we celebrate with a glass of bubbly while wrapping up your jewellery items in tissue which you can either keep or give away as lovely gifts.
Time & Location
08 Aug 2020, 10:00 – 15:00
The garden studio, Bitterne Park, Southampton
About the Event
PLEASE NOTE due to Covid-19 social distancing and the necessary safety precautions and processes must be followed. More information about this will be communicated prior to your attendance.
This introductory silver clay workshop is all about using silver clay to create beautiful, unique pieces of 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 then 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 fork out for loads of tools or equipment and it can easily be done on your kitchen table at home.
This class is relaxed and has no more than 2 students in my garden studio. At the end of the day we will celebrate with a glass of bubbly while you wrap your items in the tissue paper and pillow boxes provided. You’ll leave with one to two totally unique pieces that you will have hand made that would make the perfect presents or you can keep them for yourself.
What your will learn;
- The design processs
- Rolling and shaping and cutting
- Texturing techniques
- 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)
- Leather cord
- Sterling silver chain
- 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
- Tissue paper and pillow box for wrapping up each of the pieces you make
- A glass of bubbly or non alcoholic fizz to celebrate the day while wrapping your jewellery
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)
There will be a break for lunch where you are welcome to eat your picnic in my garden, decking or Riverside park (around the corner). There are also several cafe's just a 5-10 minute walk away.
There is parking on Oaktree Road (if get busy there is also a car park very close by on Manor Farm Road (near the junction of Dimond Road and next to Riverside Park).
Introductory offer - Beginners
Join Rebecca to learn jewellery making skills. It’s fun,and full of creative magic as you transform ‘clay’ to fine silver.£50.00Sold Out
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