Who is this course for?
In this pendant making workshop you will produce a copper or sterling silver pendant. Under guidance of silversmith Kate Hunter-Parker, you will design your own pendant, and transfer this design onto metal. You will then use the traditional silversmithing techniques of cutting, annealing, and adding texture to bring your design to life. You will form and solder a jumpring. You will then clean up and polish your piece.
This workshop is a great introduction to silversmithing and you will learn lots of new skills and use a wide range of tools.
All the copper sheet and wire you need is included in the cost of the workshop. Should you wish to complete your final piece in sterling silver, this can be purchased on the day at an additional cost (approx £15, depending on current market prices). A sterling silver chain to finish your pendant is also included.
This is a 4 hour course suitable for all learners but some dexterity would be a benefit.
What does the course cover?
This course will guide you through the steps of forming a copper or sterling silver pendant. You will learn how to create a design, transfer this to metal. You will learn how to use a piercing saw to cut out your unique design, You will learn how to anneal your metal, this is the method of making the metal malleable to be able to add a texture or design. You will be forming a jumpring and soldering it. Once this is complete you will be cleaning up your design and polishing it.
What is included in the fee?
The fee includes tuition, the use of tools and equipment and all the materials to make a copper pendant and a silver chain. If you want to make your pendant in silver there will be an additional charge of approx £15 dependanting on the current market price.
There is a maximum of 6 students per class to ensure individual attention.
What do I need to bring?
The GlassHouse, 5b Albion Road, North Shields, NE30 2RJ.
All our classes are for age 16 and over, unless otherwise specified.
Course terms and conditions:
Cancellation and Attendance Policy;
** Covid – It remains our policy to continue with facemasks where the tutor requests and also the aforementioned attendance policy. We are a small business that works with self employed tutors who are dependant on their work as their only source of income, therefore we have implemented this policy to provide the safest working environment for our tutors and staff. These policies will remain in place until further notice despite any changes to legal requirements. Your compliance is gratefully received.
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