Make a multi layered silver pendant with Laila Smith

Jewellery

Ref: S1D11717

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About this course

Spend the day creating a beautiful, multi layered silver pendant. Explore textures and shape to build your design before attaching a chain and leaving with your unique and beautiful necklace.

Course Description

After an introductory talk and display of a number of examples you will 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 will just use shapes and forms you are drawn to. You will then discuss with your tutor 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. You can then walk away at the end of the day with a necklace to cherish and wear for years to come.

NB: Stone setting will not be covered within this one day course, please sign up to a specific stone setting course if you would like to work with gems.

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

  • The course fee includes the cost of providing the silver required for the specific project set by the tutor. Please note that if there is a dramatic change in the price of silver, there may be an extra charge (or refund if the price goes down!).
  • The College will supply some of the materials including
  • 0.8mm sterling silver sheet 20mm x 40mm
  • 1.2mm round silver wire x150mm
  • The tutor will supply some of the materials including
  • Silver jump rings and some specialist silver wires
  • Chain for necklaces

What students need to bring

  • Any silver you have from jewellery making
  • An apron
  • Something to tie your hair back with, if it is long
  • Shoes that cover your feet (no sandals or flip flops or high heels)

Available to buy

  • Available from shop:
  • Extra silver if desired for chosen pendant design.
  • Silver can be purchased from the College Shop which stocks a range of sheet, wire, rod, tube and findings. These will be available in set sizes and lengths suitable for a wide range of projects.
  • Available from tutor:
  • Additional chains beyond the one provided as part of course fee.
The course fee includes the cost of providing the silver required for the specific project set by the tutor. Please note that if there is a dramatic change in the price of silver, there may be an extra charge (or refund if the price goes down). Wear appropriate clothing/aprons for the workshop or studio, this includes stout covered footwear i.e. no open-toes or sandals. Safety boots, if specified.

Tutors

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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