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Sun, 26 May



Full day beginners 3D replica gold plated acorn workshop, Southampton

Make your own silver 3D acorn with an optional oak leaf pendants plated with 24K gold highlights (or a replica daisy). Suitable for complete beginners. Chains or ear wire fixings available to purchase on the day.

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Full day beginners 3D replica gold plated acorn workshop, Southampton
Full day beginners 3D replica gold plated acorn workshop, Southampton

Time & Location

26 May 2024, 10:00 – 17:00 BST

Southampton, Oaktree Rd, Southampton SO18, UK

About the Event

This is a full day workshop which is a little more advanced than the beginners workshop but still suitable for beginners.  You will learn how to make your own replica acorns, oak leaves or daisys out of fine silver and 24K gold highlights. You will be taught about using silver clay and spot 24K gold electroplating. No previous experience is required in metal clay or jewellery.

During your class you will learn how to handle the clay, how to texture, cut and shape it, how to store your clay and rehydrate it, how to refine your pieces and fire them, finishing with how to polish your fired pieces.

The class runs from 10.00am-4.00 pm 

Silver clay will be supplied to produce 1- 2 small pieces of jewellery, depending on the size you make, including silver clay and a jump ring and silver plated chain. If you require extra clay or upgrade your chain, you can buy them on the day.  You are welcome to bring your own and fit them to your pieces to complete them.

This is a small class held in Rebecca Oxenham's jewellery making studio with a maximum of 6 to allow for lots of individual attention and sharing of electroplating plating tools. 

For pictures and testimonials from past workshops go to 


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. It is also suitable for those with no experience yet of crafts or creative activities. Most important is a desire to learn and experiment with the materials.     


- Silver clay/ fine silver (enough to make a pendant or pair of drop earrings)           

- jump rings, ear wires 

- 24K gold     

- Use of all equipment needed from the studio           

- A step by step instruction booklet (which you can take home)           

- Tea, coffee and biscuits           


- A packed lunch and any extra drinks

- An apron is optional but fluffy jumpers or silk clothing is not advised

- Closed toe shoes (We want to avoid dropping hot metal on your feet!)

- Hairband (to tie hair back while firing)

- Glasses - there is some fine detailed work.


- Minimum age: 12 (under 18s must be accompanied by a participating adult)

- There is no wheelchair access to the workroom which is at the end of the garden

- There is limited parking on the road (if it gets busy there is also a car park close by on Manor Farm Road

- Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts.

- Minimum numbers to run: 2

- Maximum numbers: 6


Rebecca works out of her studio at the end of her garden in Hampshire, England. The jewellery created is inspired by her passion for nature and she is committed to supporting biodiversity and protecting the environment. She uses recycled materials such as silver clay which is an 100% recycled product made from recycled silver which is ground up to a fine powder and mixed with a binder. When fired it becomes solid fine silver. Using recycled silver helps to limit the use of child labour in mines as well as the amount of metals that must be produced. This leads to less waste in landfills and helps to slow the consumption and deterioration of natural resources.

Rebecca studied at the Cornwall School for Art Craft and Jewellery for her Art Clay Diploma Certification in Silver Clay. This is a world-wide, recognised qualification, administered by the official distributors of Art Clay in Europe. She is also a tutor member of AMCAW (Association of Metal Clay Artists Worldwide) and GOJD (Guild of Jewellery Designers) and ACJ (Association of Contemporary Jewellers).   


The course is held at Rebecca's Garden Studio in Bitterne Park, Southampton. The workshop is held in the studio at the end of my garden on Oaktree Road, Southampton. Please knock on the front door on arrival and I will take you through to the studio. If you are late I will leave the side gate open so you can walk down and join us then.


Use SO18 1PH in your satnav or if using google maps just type in Rebecca Oxenham Jewellery. There is parking on Oaktree Road (if it gets busy there is also a car park close by on Manor Farm Road, near the junction of Dimond Road and next to Riverside Park).


Nearest train stations are Swathling, Bitterne, Southampton Parkway and Southampton Central. (If you are coming by train I can sometimes arrange pick up and drop off depending on availability - contact me in advance).


City Bus no 7 stops on the road a few yards from the venue and runs from the centre of Southampton.

Full joining instructions will be sent in advance of the course.

Cancellations of workshop places and private tuition bookings within 14 days of the event will forfeit the workshop/private tuition fee. Please let me know as soon as possible if you are unable to attend. See my Workshop Terms & Conditions 


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