Come along to one of my workshops and see what hidden skills you have to make jewellery.
Get to grips with basic jewellers tools like a saw frame and blade, hammers, files and polishing papers.
Use these basic tools to create beautiful jewellery that if cared for properly, will last you a lifetime.
Leave with your hand crafted item of jewellery, a sense of achievement and maybe some new mates.
All of the silver and gold used in my workshops is 100% recycled. There is no need to deplete the world’s resources even more when we already have all that we will ever need in our possession already.
Your tutor will be me, Amy, founder of Amy Eira Jewellery and Muddy Stilettos award winner, Best Jeweller in Devon. I will guide you through the making process step by step to ensure you are safe and enjoy the experience of silversmithing. I have over 9 years of experience in the jewellery trade and have been making jewellery, self taught, for over 13 years. Helping you learn new skills will bring me a lot of joy and I look forward to working with you.
Silver Stacking Ring Workshop – Make your own pair of stacking rings from recycled silver using my years of knowledge and various hand tools. Add texture and interest to your rings with special hammers and tools that create texture in precious metals, or keep it classy with a simple polished finish, the choice is all yours.
Personalised Silver Bangle Workshop – Make your own solid, recycled sterling silver torque bangle to fit yourself or maybe a loved one. Using an array of jewellers tools you will learn how to add texture, words, dates, and various finishes to your very own handmade torque bangle.
Stone Set Ring Workshop – Make yourself, or a loved one a real gem set sterling silver ring. Pick from a selection of coloured gemstones to make your ring bespoke to you. Using a range of jewellers tools you will first make yourself a plain ring, and then using soldering techniques you will attach a bezel cup to your ring. Then, carefully, you will set your stone into your ring. In this class you will learn a huge amount about jewellery and jewellery making, and also the gemstones that jewellers use in jewellery.
Pierced Silver Pendant Workshop – Get to grips with the most fundamental skill of jewellery making, saw piercing. Spend a day learning how to pierce metal with a jewellers saw to create intricate patterns. You will be provided with a one inch square sheet of silver to create your design. Either use one of my designs provided or hand draw your own design onto the sheet metal.Along with the sheet silver you will be given wire to make an attaching ring to fix your handmade pendant to your 18” sterling silver chain as well as all the tools you need to make your beautiful piece come to life.
Sea Glass Pendant Workshop – A fantastic opportunity to spend the day crafting something that couldn’t be any more unique! Use a piece of hand found Devon beach sea glass to create your very own recycled sterling silver pendant. Using various jewellers tools, Amy’s years of silversmithing knowledge and your own creative ideas you will make yourself a real sea treasure to love forever. This class is best suited to those who have previously attended one of my classes. The day will be fairly full on with lots of learning and concentration. If you have any questions about your suitability for the class please do not hesitate to get in touch here. This is a small class of only 4 students. You will get a lot of one on one time with me as a tutor and leave with a huge amount of silversmithing knowledge.
Sea Glass Ring Workshop – A fantastic opportunity to spend the day crafting something that couldn’t be any more unique! Use a piece of hand found Devon beach sea glass to create your very own recycled sterling silver ring. Using various jewellers tools, Amy’s years of silversmithing knowledge and your own creative ideas you will make yourself a real sea treasure to love forever. This class is best suited to those who have previously attended one of my classes. The day will be fairly full on with lots of learning and concentration. If you have any questions about your suitability for the class please do not hesitate to get in touch here. This is a small class of only 4 students. You will get a lot of one on one time with me as a tutor and leave with a huge amount of silversmithing knowledge.
Drop and Stud Flower Earring Workshop – In this class you will learn how to use a variety of tools and many techniques to create your very own pair of drop and stud flower earrings. Tools ranging from a jewellers saw to disc cutter and everything in between. Either invoke your own sense of design or use one of the flower templates provided to bring your vision to life. These earrings can be worn as simple flower studs or add a bit of fun by layering the dangles at the back. As different as you are.
Gemstone Pendant – Perfect for those who may have already done some jewellery making and are ready to add to their skills. Choose your own gemstone and set it into your very own handmade pendant. Choose from one of my designs or bring your design hat and make something totally different and unique to you. You will be provided with all the tools and know how you need to ensure you leave the class with an awesome piece of jewellery that no one else in the world has.
Spinner Ring – Who doesn’t love a spinner ring? If you love them because you like to fidget or because you love how they look, either way, you can make your very own during this class. Use sheet silver, wire and even add some copper or brass elements to your design to really bring it to life. Add textures, words or patterns to really make your design stand out. During this class you will be provided with all the tools, materials and know how to create your perfect spinner ring.
Silver Torque Bangle – Make a solid sterling silver torque bangle for yourself. Personalise it with your own style, add textures, symbols, words, dates, or your favourite saying to make it really unique to you. Learn how to measure, cut, shape and texture your bangle to make it the most comfortable and unique piece of handmade jewellery you own. I will supply all the tools, materials and know-how for you to leave with a huge sense of achievement and an awesome new bangle that should last a lifetime.
The price for the classes shown below included all the tools and materials you will need to make the items shown. It will also include tea, coffee and maybe a light snack depending on the length of the class.
My jewellery making workshops are primarily based in Bideford in North Devon, UK. However I do hold workshops around the local area from time to time, mainly in Croyde, Barnstaple, Instow, Appledore, Westward Ho! and Torrington. Please check out my current jewellery class offering below to see if I’m holding one in your area soon. If not, do get in touch here to see if I can be of further assistance.
My jewellery workshops are available on a one to one basis. If you are interested in this type of tuition you can contact me here to discuss your needs. The price of these classes depends on what your jewellery goals are.
I am more than happy to cater for a private jewellery making class. Maybe you are looking for a treat for you and your mates, maybe a fun activity for a hen do, or a team building exercise for your company. I’m happy to discuss all options with you and also happy to travel to you. Get in touch here to have a chat about what you might like.
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