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SILVER JEWELLERY MAKING – FUSED GLASS – SILVER CLAY

I run a range of taster and half day workshops in a variety of venues in North East Derbyshire. In 2020 I will be opening my home workshop, a brand new facility, to offer a wide variety of daytime, evening and weekend sessions. 

 

Make Your Own Silver Ring

Dronfield Workshop only – Maximum 4 people


Make your own ring workshop

This 2 1/2 hour short course will deliver all of the necessary knowledge to help you make your own sterling silver ring. You will follow a series of demonstrations to show you how to mark and cut your silver to the correct size. After that you will learn how to shape, solder and clean up your ring to make it smooth. You will be shown 2 methods of applying a texture to your ring before polishing and achieving the impressive end product.

Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided on this course however you are welcome to bring your own refreshments should you prefer.

Price: £30 including materials (all materials used are sterling silver)

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Or for further information please get in touch at: https://www.thebusyboxroom.co.uk/contact-us/

Glass Fusing Short Taster Sessions

 Variety of Derbyshire Venues – Maximum 12 people

workshop photos

 

Create 2 Fused Glass Pieces (Variety of sessions)

On these courses 2 hour courses you will spend the session creating two unusual one-off products to be proud of. We will begin with an overview of glass fusing, health and safety and an introduction to the tools, equipment and processes. You will be taught how to cut glass and layer it with other components such as powders, frits and inclusions to achieve your end designs.

Please note you will not be able to take your products away with you on the day as they will need to go into the kiln for several hours. Products can be collected approximately one week later or they can be delivered by post at an extra cost.

Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided on this course however you are welcome to bring your own refreshments should you prefer.

Price: Various

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Or for further information please get in touch at: https://www.thebusyboxroom.co.uk/contact-us/

Silver Jewellery Taster Session

Dronfield Workshop Only – Maximum 4 people

The 2.5 hour silver jewellery taster workshop is a quick and fun introduction to working in precious metal. Suitable for 12 years upwards it would make a great gift for someone else or you could come along and enjoy the creative experience yourself. During the session you have the option of making a pendant or a pair of earrings.

This course will allow you to experience a small range of basic jewellery making techniques in a relaxed & friendly atmosphere. It will include marking out, cutting, filing, smoothing and polishing your silver. You will also be shown how to add a texture to your design helping you to create that one off masterpiece. 

The course will start with health & safety information and a general introduction to me and my workshop. Following this I will show you the various techniques to complete your piece. Tea and coffee will be available and by the end of the workshop you will have a piece of jewellery to be proud of.

Price: £30 including materials and other components (all materials used are sterling silver)

For further information please get in touch using the contact form: https://www.thebusyboxroom.co.uk/contact-us/

Beginners Silver Jewellery Tuition

Maximum 4 people

Dronfield Workshop Only

Learn basic jewellery making techniques

Create 3 Sterling Silver Pieces

This 5 hour course will allow you to experience a range of basic jewellery making techniques in a relaxed & friendly atmosphere. It will include marking out, cutting, filing, soldering, smoothing and polishing your silver. You will also be shown how to use different pieces of workshop equipment to add textures to your designs helping you to create that one off masterpiece. 

Get to grips with simple hand tools by making a pair of earrings using cutting and texturing techniques. Then design and create a pendant by marking out, cutting and filing. Finally, as your confidence grows you will manufacture a beautiful finger ring in the perfect size.

The course will start at 10am with coffee, health & safety information and a general introduction to me and my workshop. Following this I will show you the various techniques to complete your first exciting piece. You will need to provide your own lunch, however tea, coffee and biscuits will be available throughout the session. By 3pm you will have three pieces of jewellery to be proud of.

Price: £70  (all materials used are sterling silver)

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Or for further information please get in touch at: https://www.thebusyboxroom.co.uk/contact-us/

Beginners Glass Fusing

Dronfield Workshop Only – Maximum 6 people

Create a range of colourful glass pieces

On this 5 hour course you will spend the day creating 4 wonderful products to be proud of. We will begin at 10am with a brief introduction to glass fusing, health and safety and tools and equipment. I will concentrate on teaching you how to cut glass effectively, clean it and apply extra features to make your first piece.

 

Glass suncatchers in the kiln

Stripy glass suncatchers

Task two will be something a little smaller and more delicate – jewellery. You can practice your cutting and layering skills in this task by designing and creating either a pendant, brooch or pair of earrings. You will also be given the chance to use dichroic glass which will give some beautiful effects to wow your friends.

A selection of fused glass pendants

After a short tea break we will move onto our 3rd piece – a coaster/ tile. Although a straightforward shape, I will demonstrate how you can add copper or mica inclusions into your piece to make them extra special.

After lunch you will make your last and largest piece of the day. You will have a choice of product which can be discussed at the time based on your earlier experiences and what you feel comfortable doing.

The course will end at approximately 3pm – please note you will not be able to take your products away with you on the day as they will need to go into the kiln for several hours. Products can be collected one week later or can be sent by post at an extra cost.

Price: £70 including materials

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Or for further information please get in touch at: https://www.thebusyboxroom.co.uk/contact-us/

Beginners Precious Metal Clay (Silver Clay)

Dronfield Workshop Only – Maximum 6 People

Turn clay into silver – just add heat

During this 4 hour workshop using this fascinating material you will learn a range of techniques that will enable you to make a pair of earrings and a pendant/ bracelet charm in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. You will be taught about the material qualities, how it can be cut, formed, smoothed, textured, dried, fired and finished.  

It is important to plan your designs and prototype them using Plasticine in the first instance which will give you a good understanding of what you can achieve and how your product would look. Following this you will have time to create your masterpieces with plenty of help if needed. The clay will need time to dry so at this point we will stop for coffee and something to eat if you wish before finishing the clay designs and firing them into mesmerising pieces of fine silver jewellery.

The course will start at 10am with drinks, health & safety information and a general introduction to the material that you will be working with. Following this I will show you the various techniques and you can get on with prototyping your designs. As the day progresses you will complete your projects. By 2pm you will have 2 pieces of jewellery to be proud of.

Tea and coffee, along with biscuits, are provided throughout the session

Price: £70 including materials (1 x 7g packet of silver clay + other materials) Please note extra clay can be purchased on the day if required

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or for further information please get in touch at: https://www.thebusyboxroom.co.uk/contact-us/