Silver Chain Bracelet Workshop - Saturday 22nd September 2018
A length of wire, round mandrels to wrap it round, jeweller's saw, files, hammers, blow torch, solder....... the Silver Chain Bracelet workshop uses some of the simplest tools and materials but at the end of the day you will take home a beautiful piece of unique jewellery, one that you can proudly wear and say "yes, I made this!"
You will learn some of the most useful basic silver jewellery making skills, using them to make each link a different shape, size or texture if you wish. Many of the techniques that we will cover can also be used to make pendants, earrings and much more, and you will also learn how to make different styles of clasps to finish your bracelet.
This workshop is suitable for beginners to jewellery making as it teaches many of the basic skills needed for more advanced skills, however those with previous experience will also find their skills, especially their soldering skills, tested and improved by the end of the session.
Only 8 places are available to ensure that everyone gets the help and attention they need. Under 16 year olds are welcome but will need to be accompanied by a paying adult.
Tea, coffee, biscuits and cakes are included in the workshop fee, but lunch is not provided.
Date and Venue
10am-4pm Saturday 22nd September 2018 at The Sorting Office Studios, 37 Wells Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire. Full directions will be emailed.
Materials (sterling silver wire) are available for purchase on the day. The exact cost of the materials will be determined by the size and therefore weight of the bracelet you make and the price of silver on the day, however material costs for an average bracelet is approximately £11. You can therefore make your own bangle for much less buying one and leave the workshop will the skills you need to make more!
Tools and Equipment
The workshop fee includes use of all the tools and equipment needed. All workshops include worksheets to take home with you and discuss tools, equipment, materials and health and safety considerations.
Cancellations of workshop places and private tuition bookings within two weeks of the event will forfeit the workshop fee/private tuition deposit unless I am able to find someone to take your place. Please let me know as soon as possible if you are unable to attend.