Botanical Jewellery – Silver Clay Workshop

TIME: 9:15 arrival; 9.30am start – 5pm finish. (Lunch between 12:30-1:30pm)
Suitable for complete beginners or those with some silver clay experience who would like to further develop their skills, this full-day workshop starts with a walk around the scented gardens to collect some foliage and flowers.
You will then head to the Aromadome for a day of creativity – designing and making jewellery with silver clay. You will have the opportunity to create between one and three pieces of jewellery depending how big you choose to work.
You will learn how to make moulds of various flowers, leaves and seedpods and create a pendant, charm or drop earrings using the moulds you have made. You will then fire your piece(s), before polishing and applying finishing touches to your jewellery.
Please Note there will be an additional fee of £25 on the day to cover materials including 10g silver clay and the moulding compound.  A selection of sterling silver chains and ear-wires will be available to purchase on the day as optional extras.
What is silver clay?
Sliver clay is a recycled product which consists of millions of particles of silver mixed with a plant based organic binder and water. It is an ideal material for jewellery making as it can be sculpted, moulded and textured beautifully. Amazing results can be achieved in a relatively short space of time. Once a design has been created it then goes through a firing process where the binder burns off and the silver particles fuse together creating a piece of solid silver.
Depending on how big you choose to work, you will create between one and three pieces of jewellery.
Special dates (see more below):
  • Friday 27th November, Silver Clay Autumn Leaves
  • Thursday 10th December, Botanical silver clay – ‘A Touch of Gold’

£ 75.00

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Special Dates:
Friday 27th November, Silver Clay Autumn Leaves
This is a fun and informal workshop which is suitable for those with some experience of using silver clay and who would like to further develop their skills and knowledge. Beginners are also welcome to join and will be guided through each step of the process.
A wonderful opportunity to create your own beautiful botanical solid silver leaf pendant or earrings, in this workshop you will also learn basic soldering skills and can choose to make drop earrings or studs.
In this workshop you will learn:
  • How to handle, roll, texture and cut the silver clay
  • How to refine, fire and polish your pieces
  • How to use basic soldering skills on jump rings and ear posts
  • How to add a patina to highlight detail
A selection of sterling silver ear wires and chains will also be available for purchase at extra cost.
Thursday 10th December, Botanical silver clay – ‘A Touch of Gold’
A wonderful opportunity to create your own beautiful botanical solid silver pendant or drop earrings and incorporate accents of 24ct gold.
In this workshop you will learn:
  • How to handle, roll, texture and cut the silver clay
  • How to refine, fire and polish your pieces
  • How to add accents of 24ct gold to your design using the accent Korean method of applying gold ( Keum boo)
  • How to attach silver findings to hang your pieces
This is a fun and informal workshop which is suitable for those with some experience of using silver clay and who would like to further develop their skills and knowledge. Beginners are also welcome to join and will be guided through each step of the process.
A selection of sterling silver ear wires and chains will also be available for purchase at extra cost.
There will be an hour break for lunch, around 12:30-1:30 pm and we strongly recommend that you reserve a table at The Scented Botanist, Keyneston Mill 01258 456831.
LOCATION: Keyneston Mill, Tarrant Keyneston, Dorset DT11 9HZ
TOTAL PLACES: 6 per session

Review from Trip Advisor user, Coneyjo (6th October 2020).

“I spent a lovely day here learning how to use silver clay. The tutor and facilities were excellent and we were very well looked after. It was pouring with rain so the tutor had been out and picked a selection of plants for us to use.
We were lovely and cosy in the Aromadome. I had a lovely lunch in the cafe, the food is exquisite and the cakes I dream of. Everything is beautifully presented and if you can’t eat all your cake (the slices are huge!) staff are happy to put it in a doggy bag for you to have latter.
We learnt how to make silicone moulds to model the silver clay in and how to finish our jewellery indifferent ways for different effects. All our pendants and earrings looked fantastic and we all left clutching organza bags with our beautiful sliver makes in them. I can’t wait to do another course here when I hope it’s not pouring with rain so we can enjoy the gardens as well.”