At Silverpetal Studio our Beginner’s Silver Jewellery class is held once a week for 5 consecutive weeks providing a total of 12.5 hours tuition. Classes are available Wednesday afternoons 1.30 until 4pm, or evenings from 6.30 until 9pm. ‘Choose an option’ above to check current availability. This is a small class offering you plenty of 1:1 help throughout the course.
Who is this course for?
This is a short course, designed to give a taster for new starters to just try jewellery making and introduce silver jewellery making and silversmithing techniques at complete beginner’s level. The course is intended as a precursor to attending a weekly 8 week term time class. It includes tuition using most of the tools and equipment you are likely to use during non-directed classes. You will also touch on most of the basic skills making you ready to join the classes without feeling isolated or bewildered in the workshop.
During this course you will receive individual help and attention at each session. So if you attend for all 5 weeks of the course, you should be able to complete 4 or more wonderful pieces of handmade jewellery without any prior knowledge or experience.
This excellent introductory course will provide beginners with a starting point in the subject. All the basics of the subject will be looked at in brief over the 5 weeks. Including heating metals and soldering, cleaning metals, how to use cutting tools, forming, making findings and texturing. The course will focus on developing the basic skills of silver jewellery making, good studio habits, the correct use of tools and an in-depth knowledge of fabrication techniques. This course is also an induction in to the workshop health and safety practices.
You can make a mixture of silver and copper items. The base metals to make 4 projects is included in the price. An up-grade to silver is an option for the main project at a small extra cost. All consumables like saw blades and drill bits are also included, along with the relevant silver solders.
These classes are for a small number of attendees. However if you would prefer to attand alone due to recent Covid events, this course can be attended privately over 2 days at a date to suit you. Please see our Private Classes page for further information.
After the Beginner’s Silver Jewellery Course:
You may carry on at the studio on completion of the 5 weeks. Just pay for an 8 week term and get stuck in. This introductory course is designed to introduce you to both the workshop and the subject; to enable you to join other studio classes to develop your skills further.
The 8 week term studio time classes are non-directed open studio sessions to work on projects of your own choice, at your own pace. Please see Weekly jewellery making term time classes for more information regarding these sessions.
Tools for beginner’s silver jewellery making
There is an extensive tool shop at the Studio. We sell a comprehensive selection of beginner’s kits, so building up your own tool kit during and after the course is easy to do. Help and advice on what to buy is always available if needed. View our standard kit here. This is available to pre-order for collection during your course if you wish, and will be on show during your classes.
Our Studio workshop is custom built and very well equipped. We have ample free on-site parking. So sign up today to start an exciting new hobby.