Jewellery

Forged continuous wire silver pendant with Sarah Macrae

Ref: S1D10473

Beginners

£153
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About this course

Discover basic jewellery making techniques as you make a continuous wire three-dimensional pendant to be worn on a long chain or cord.

Course Description

Have you ever thought you would love to learn to make jewellery but are not sure about what is involved, and whether you will enjoy and have an aptitude for working in silver?  Before you sign up to a longer course come and try making a simple piece of jewellery.

Make a continuous wire three-dimensional pendant intended to be worn on a long chain or cord. Curve and forge the wire to bring it round until it can be soldered to itself forming a continuous Mobius strip style shape. There will be an opportunity to practise using copper wire first.

This one day course will introduce you to the basic tools and processes, including sawing, filing annealing, soldering and polishing and teach you how to complete an individual and unique silver pendant.

Timetable

Timetable for one day courses

Students should arrive by 9am for registration.

Classes are from 9.15 - 5pm

Lunch is included.

Course Materials

Included

Materials and tools will be supplied for the course including: Basic tool kit, basic pack, silver for pendant.

What students need to bring

An apron
Shoes that cover your feet (no sandals or flip flops or high heels)
Something to tie your hair back with, if it is long

Please note: potential students must be able to repetitively use light hammers and hold metal tongs in the other hand while standing at an anvil height and higher worktop.

You can contact Sarah via the bookings office if you would like to talk about the project.

Tutors

Sarah Macrae

Sarah graduated Brighton Polytechnic in 1981 and has combined her studio practice as a jeweller with teaching part time. A member of The Designer Jewellers Group, she has exhibited at the Barbican Arts Centre (London) for the last twenty eight years. In 2000 Sarah was invited to write an introduction to Jewellery for Crowood Press and she features in several youtube videos. Sarah's work can be seen on Facebook and Instagram.

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