You will be guided through using precious metal clay to design and create a pendant or earrings, using a variety of textures to produce some stunning effects. You will go home with a finished unique silver pendant or earrings ready to wear.
– Learn what makes for a successful design.
– Create basic textures and shapes in silverclay.
– Use essential jewellery making equipment including a blowtorch.
– Produce one or more pendants or pairs of earrings depending on size(see note).
The material charge covers the cost of the silverclay for projects detailed above but note that additional silverclay, chains and jewellery fittings can be purchased on the day if required.
Please note there is a £20 material charge payable on the day.
Click on the title below to find a list of items you’ll need to bring with you.
What to expect
Time at ArtisOn is designed to take you away from it all and provide the environment, the time and the guidance you need to create. You can expect a warm welcome, skilled and friendly tutors plus the chance to meet like-minded people keen to share ideas and experiences. You can even leave us to clear up the mess! There will usually be two workshops going on and we encourage everyone to mingle and be nosey about what the other workshop is up to.
Arrive in time to meet other participants over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits before beginning your session at the appointed time. There will be a mid-morning break for refreshments and a chance to talk over progress with others. Lunch is usually around 12:45 for about 45 mins – you can expect a homemade 2 course lunch. The main course will be delicious but don’t overdo it as the puds are usually worth waiting for! There will be a further afternoon break with the most wonderful cakes from Roots & Fruits Home Bakery, a North Yorkshire micro-bakery producing handmade bread and cakes. All food and refreshments are included in the price of the workshop.
Finish time is given as a target – there are occasions when the session may overrun so do let us know if you need to be away promptly.
We aim for your day to be a real treat… of course you could always learn a new skill in a shed or a draughty village hall with a curly sandwich, but we want you to have more fun than that! So we make it a day being looked after, with good food, good company and great inspiration!
What you’ll need to bring with you
Please bring with you a range of textural objects and materials for use during the workshop for example:
fabrics like lace or hessian
textured wallpaper etc
If you have any very small shape cutters, these are very handy.
It would also be handy to bring along any small jewellery boxes / bags to take your creations home safely.