This online course is designed for people who have some experience in silver jewellery making and have their own jewellery making tools at home. These four sessions over the Autumn/ Winter term have been designed to get you inspired to make your own pieces of silver jewellery while adding to your repertoire of techniques. There are set projects and also ideas to spark you off to develop your own designs.
There is plenty of time between sessions for you to experiment and work on your pieces and you can be in touch with other members of the group in our friendly supportive WhatsApp group. The last session will be a fun couple of hours making simple seasonal pieces.
The number of participants will be limited so there will be plenty of individual attention.
Four live sessions on Zoom Monday evenings from 7.00 - 9.00pm UK time
Monday 2nd October
Monday 6th November
Monday 4th December
Monday 11th December
Classes are live on zoom and are designed so that you make along with each other during the sessions. They consist of live demonstrations, pre-recorded videos, discussions, simple worksheets and small group and whole group activities.
The sessions are not recorded and so it is good to attend live on the evening, but if you miss something there is always the opportunity to recap during a later session.
Cathy is an an experienced tutor who has been teaching jewellery making for over twenty years and online for over 3 years.
Specialised techniques covered will include:
Innovative ways of adding texture to metal
New ways of linking
Making and using repetitive shapes
Mid-century design inspired linked jewellery
Beaded Cascade earrings
Wideband textured ring
Seasonal fun pieces
You will need a safe place to set up your workstation at home. Your are responsible for your own safety when on the course.
Pliers - round nosed, snipe nosed, half round
Safe heat station
Pickle + brass or plastic tweezers
Vessel for rinsing
Vessel for quenching
Tweezers - reverse action
Flux - borax cone + dish + brush
Hard and easy silver solder
Emery paper / emery sticks of various grades from 800 - 1200 grit
Flat stake (or other suitable surface to hammer on)
Drill + 1mm and 0.8mm bits
saw + sawblades (recommend size 3/0) + benchpeg
Beeswax or cutlube
Small (ish) bevelled ended hammer
Recommended - safety goggles
Round ended hammer
Doming block plus punches (not essential for this block)
Materials needed (quantities will be confirmed following booking):
Silver sheet 0.7mm thick - 10mm x 70mm (for a ring)
Silver sheet 0.5mm - minimum 30mm x 50mm
0.8mm silver wire - minimum 50cm
0.5mm silver wire - 50cm
1 x 2 mm rectangular fine silver wire Cookson code KSF 0200 - 20cm
Copper sheet 0.7mm thick cut into about 4 pieces approx 3cm square
Copper wire or other base metal wire 0.8mm or 1.00mm diameter - a couple of metres
semi precious beads of choice
Jig or Small piece of wood and Headless nails
Netting from citrus fruit
Copper wire or other soft base metal wire
Large blunt nail
This course will only run with if the minimum number of people are enrolled. If it does not run you will have any fee you have paid refunded.
Tools and materials are not provided.
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