April 2010: Silver Jewellery Making Workshop

June 06, 2012

On 14th April 2010, Georgina Franklin and I ran a jewellery making workshop covering a range of silversmithing skills based on what the students wanted to do. We had a lovely day, and everyone produced high quality work. The students worked on projects including reticulation, claw setting, soldering gold to silver, beading, clasp making, press forming and of course all the basics skills a jeweller uses everyday!


Margaret making S clasps for beaded necklaces.


Making a silver coil of jump rings which will be cut through with the saw.


Kate making her setting.


Alison soldering her necklace.


Georgina demonstrating beading.


Alison using the pendant motor and a scotch bright wheel to finish her pendant.


Kate made and set a pear shape CZ into a silver claw setting.


Putting Jane's beads and silver and gold pendant together.


Margaret's reticulated pendant.


Jane's finished silver, 18k gold and peridot pendant - all made in one day!