Silver Jewellery Making - Five Week Online Evening Class January/February
Make a focal statement clasp and learn how to knot and add beads
Make a traditional barrel clasp
Barrel clasp that snaps into place
Simple magnetic clasp
Silver Jewellery Making - Five Week Online Evening Class January/February 2021
Five week online evening class making components for necklaces and making finished pieces.
Online classes -
This is the 4th online course that has been run by Cathy Newell Price for people with some experience and tools at home.
Creative, Sociable and Fun
Monday evenings 18th, 25th January and 1st, 8th and 15th February 2021
7.00pm - 9.00pm
All About the Necklace - This term's theme
You will discover new ways for making necklace clasps - the course will will include making at least 2 different necklace catches, one traditional and one contemporary.
Different ways of linking and threading will be covered, including traditional knotting.
Links and other components:
You will make a variety of spacers and will also be given tips on how to make them into other pieces of jewellery.
You will be able to incorporate one or more of the group projects into your individual piece. This may include transforming an old beaded necklace or making your own statement necklace from a new set of beads.
Live online Zoom sessions
2 hour live zoom sessions every week 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Optional WhatsApp group to share your creations and to ask questions. Additonal email support if needed.
The number of participants will be limited so there will be plenty of individual attention.
This is for people who have their own tools at home.
Each week you be shown a new project that is related to making necklaces - catches, spacers and threading will all be covered.
You will also have time to work on your own projects and will be supported to progress with them.
The sessions will be a mix of whole class demonstrations and discussions with pre-recorded videos and live demonstrations. There will also be small group work where you will have the opportunity to chat and be sociable with the others in the group.
You will need your own tools to work at home, please ask for a list if you have not already attended an online class.
The course is designed for people with some experience in jewellery making and should enable you to make silver jewellery at home using basic jewellery making tools.
You will need to buy your own silver wire and sheet and some silver tube - a full list will be sent at least 2 weeks before the start of the course.
You will also need some beads, silk and gimp - please do not buy anything without checking that it is suitable. There will be a materials pack available to purchase from this website at least a week in advance of the course start date that will include some of the more unusual materials.
Essential tools - you will need a safe place to set up the following tools up at at home:
Pliers - round nosed, snipe nosed
Safe heat station
Pickle + brass or plastic tweezers
Tweezers - reverse action
Flux - borax cone + dish + brush
Flat stake (or other suitable surface to hammer on)
Drill + 1mm bits
Snips or saw/sawblades/benchpeg
Safety goggles recommended
Useful additional tools
Doming block plus punches (or polymorph, or wad of fabric plus something with ball end)
Ring stake or other round former
Decorative metal stamps/punches
If you haven't attended a virtual course with me before your fee includes an individual zoom session to help you get set up.
If you have any questions about this course do get in touch using the feedback form.
You will need to have a safe place to set up and work at home.
Online Classes - Here's what some online students had to say about the courses:
'It’s great to be able to still do something creative under this difficult situation being stuck at home. Signing onto the course gives you focus and an aim to have finished products'.
'An enjoyable course for those already familiar with basic jewellery making. It enabled me to expand my knowledge of silver jewellery techniques through a range of real time projects that I could use and adapt for jewellery making at home with limited equipment'.
'Really enjoyed trying new techniques at home with the limitations that it presents and creating some lovely jewellery items'.