15 Aug 2016

Jewellery Classes past and future

Last week I taught a two day course at the Missenden Abbey Summer School on jewellery making with an emphasis on tube setting. It was a busy two days and we covered a LOT of techniques and did lots of soldering!! Here are some of the results - rings with tube set 3mm CZ:

Most students also made pendants, although one students made a more complicated ring (unfinished in photo) which will hold two 5mm stones at jaunty angles to the ring shank.

If you fancy making something like this, more classes coming up in September at Studio E174 in High Wycombe! I also have classes at Chesham and High Wycombe Adult Learning Centres, for more information, see here: http://www.adultlearningbcc.ac.uk/courseList.aspx?SearchCriteria=jewellery&Page=1&contentID=&Orderby=&Direction=&town=&CatID=0&dtFrom=&dtTo=

Jewellery Making Classes in High Wycombe at Studio E174
Number of sessions: 10
Start date: 8 September 2016
Finish date:10 November 2016
Thursday 1:30 - 4:00
Number of places: 6

Number of sessions: 5
Start date: 17 November 2016
Finish date:15 December 2016
Thursday 1:30 - 4:00
Number of places: 6

Be guided through a series of projects progressing to designing and making your own individual jewellery.
No experience or artistic skills are necessary. Classes are for both beginners and those with experience.
Classes are small, up to 6 students. Due to small numbers you are guaranteed one-to-one tuition and all
the support you need to translate your ideas into finished pieces.
All our courses provide a range of hand tools and access to equipment. You will be introduced to the
workshop and given full instruction in the use of tools & equipment as the course progresses.Students
can choose to work either in silver or they can work in copper or brass. Silver is not included in the cost.

To book or for more information, please email machidewaard@gmail.com.