Statement silver earrings with Laila Smith

Ref: S1D11005

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About this course

In this workshop you'll work with beautiful silver sheet and wire to create a truly unique pair of large dangling, balanced earrings. Wear them home or gift them to someone special!

Course Description

Spend a day making a pair of earrings that incorporate movement through articulation. Working in silver you will leave with a beautiful, unique piece of jewellery.

After an introductory talk and display of a number of examples you will explore and create textures in copper. We will then discuss the various ways movement can be achieved in earrings. After sampling the way movement can be achieved in brass and copper you will move on to working in silver. For those with some previous experience, you will be given the additional option of creating earrings with interchangeable components.

We will not be covering stone setting within this one day class – please sign up to a specific stone setting course if you would like to work with gems.


Timetable for one day courses

Students should arrive by 9am for registration.

Classes are from 9.15 - 5pm

Lunch is included.

Course Materials


  • Soldering paint brush, solder, copper and silver wire and sheet, piercing saw blades and consumables.
  • Please note, you will be given a specific amount of silver – if you would like to work bigger, you can purchase more silver from our Craft Shop.

What students need to bring

  • Any sheet or wire you may have and any silver ear findings
  • 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

Available to buy

  • Available from shop:
  • Silver sheet and wire
  • Copper and brass sheet and wire
  • Available from tutor:
  • Jump rings, earring fittings


Laila Smith

Laila Smith is a studio jeweller and tutor. Her mathematically inspired geometric jewellery is sold across the UK. She trained at Manchester Metropolitan University and then undertook a 15 month Fellowship in The Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham. She has 17 years teaching experience, both in further, higher education and leisure classes.

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