February 2011: Silver Jewellery Workshop

June 07, 2012

On Saturday 19th February Georgina Franklin and I hosted a silver jewellery making workshop. We had a very good day, which began by giving new students a demonstration of various techniques and skills that they could use. Next, after coming up with their designs and a little experimentation, students began working in silver. Kate, who is now quite skilled at the bench, worked with an emerald and 18k gold to make a ring.

 


Natalie began by annealing a piece of silver strip to make a setting.


Georgina demonstrating texturing with hammers.


Kate making an 18k gold setting for the pear shaped emerald.


Hazel using the file to add a natural organic edge to her ring.


Natalie's setting starting to take shape.


Nearly finished! Just making the final band to hold them all together.


Silver ring, textured and pierced by hand.


Silver and fossil pendant.


Three band silver ring with a textured, matt and polished finish.


White and yellow gold ring with pear shaped emerald.