TIME: 9:15 arrival; 9.30am start – 5pm
INFORMATION : 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.
You will learn how to…
make moulds of various flowers, leaves and seedpods.
create a pendant, charm or drop earrings using the moulds you have made.
fire your piece with a small hand torch or kiln.
polish and add patina to your jewellery.
attach jump rings or ear-wires if required.
There will be an hour break for lunch, around 12-1 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: 10 per session
Saturday 29th August
Friday 18th September