The place to come for a fantastic start in this wonderful subject. Our Beginner’s 5 week mini course is for 6 attendees and NO MORE! This is in stark contrast to other local providers where class sizes are anything up to 18. You will have your own set of hand-tools to work with, so no sharing and waiting for tools. You will be given an induction in to the use of the hand-tools and all the larger tools available in our well-equipped, custom built studio.
Silverpetal Studio is Chesterfield’s number one college for jewellery making. The course is structured providing the opportunity to use most of the tools and try your hand at most of the basics. This includes soldering, how to anneal, forming and shaping, making findings, making chains, adding textures and more. All this is carried out with demonstrations followed by 1:1 help for each student. This happens every week for every step of each project. This ensures a thorough introduction to silver jewellery making, steadily building your confidence and ability.
Our 5 week course is an informative induction in to both the subject and health and safety. This means that you will be able to join the studio after this and attend our mixed ability term time studio classes. This will allow you to progress to making your own projects at your own pace. There is also a structured course to follow if you prefer. So you will never be left to struggle alone – not knowing what to do. Many individuals have gone on to a career in jewellery making after attending our courses.
Attending our 5 week mini course also means you will be able to join any of the Specialist one day weekend workshops. These offer more in-depth tuition in Silver Jewellery making ‘satellite’ subjects like stone setting, acid etching, repousse, fold forming, pmc and more. Look at our courses page for further info about each of these. We also offer Autumn ‘Masterclasses’ in the more tricky subjects like soldering and using a piercing saw. The Masterclasses are also available as group bookings or 1:1 workshops. Contact us for further information about booking these.
So – what are you waiting for? We only run 4 classes per year so there’s only 24 places available throughout. Book today and make sure you get the best possible start in this wonderful subject.