29 Mar 2019

Learn to Make Jewellery - Chesham and Reading - some student work

Below are some a small selection of photos of work that my students have made recently. This term, we have worked on making a box. These are two copper boxes made with a friction fit lid and a simple hinge: 
Maureen and Ruth
This is a silver cuff bracelet made by Gill in her first term!
This is a silver ring with a bezel set trillion purple cz made by Emma. She made her own bearer wire for this project.

This truly was a labour of love. Made over several terms, this elaborate sculpture....well, it's a brooch, but it truly is a miniature sculpture......is made of copper and brass. The copper was etched and the pieces are at different heights, held up by pegs.
Amy - 1
Here it is from the side so you can see the elevations.
Amy - 2
This too was a labour of love, mostly because it involved a LOT of annealing. This 8cm silver bowl has a textured inside and a burnished edge.
Another labour of love....an epic project involving specially made toads from Ukraine! Amazing twisted wire cuff bangle. Many tests were done with various wires before the right combination was found!
And last, but certainly not least, silver basket set cz cabochons earrings - isn't that colour great!?
Fancy trying some jewellery making yourself?

Jewellery Classes in Chesham, Buckinghamshire

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. The course provides a range of hand tools and access to equipment. You will be introduced to the tools 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 and other metals are not included in the cost. You will be given instruction in how to purchase your own materials.

Tuesday 9:30am-3:00pm (next 11 week session starts 30 April 2019) £284

Tuesday 5:00pm-7:00pm (next 11 week session starts 30 April 2019) £113

Tuesday 7:30pm-9:30pm (next 11 week session starts 30 April 2019) £113 FULL THIS TERM

To book, please click on this link to Buckinghamshire Adult Learning or call 01296 382403.

Jewellery class on Wednesday evenings at Maiden Erlegh School in Reading

18:45 – 21:15 Wednesday evenings – intermediate/advanced jewellery class – next 8 week session starting 1 May 2019 £84
Continue learning silver jewellery making with an emphasis on more challenging projects. Students will be guided through a series of projects or a single more complex project. The focus will be on developing skills, so the class is for learners with some experience, but basic techniques will be reviewed as necessary. We will cover techniques including but not limited to stone setting and complex soldering. Full instruction in the use of tools and equipment will be given. Students can work in silver or copper or brass.