After an introductory talk and display of examples you will get to explore and create samples of textures and shapes. You will utilise both sheet and wire to realise your ideas using a number of jewellery making techniques.
You may choose to make a personal pendant with imagery and shapes based around a theme, or perhaps you’ll just use shapes and forms you are drawn to. We will then discuss the various ways you can layer your design to create a pleasing pendant. This will lead on to working in silver and you will complete your piece, finally adding a chain so you walk away at the end of the day with a necklace to cherish and wear for years to come.
We will not be covering stone setting within this 1 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.
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.