Enamel silver earrings with Sheila R McDonald

Enamelling

Ref: S1D11950

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About this course

Learn basic enamelling techniques and make a pair of simple drop earrings.

Course Description

Make a simple pair of enamelled drop earrings or a pendant in silver.

Following a short demonstration of basic enamelling techniques, you will experiment with colours and designs to gain confidence with the technique. Then you will decide on your own design to create either a pair of earrings or a 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 silver and enamels.

What students need to bring

  • Apron/overall
  • 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:
  • 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.
Please wear appropriate clothing/aprons for the workshop or studio, this includes stout covered footwear i.e. no open-toed shoes or sandals.

Tutors

Sheila R McDonald

Shelia R Mcdonald is a graduate of Glasgow School of Art and the Royal College of Art. She works as a freelance jeweller and enameller, undertakes commissions and exhibits widely.

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