Recycling Scrap Silver Workshop

recycling scrap silver in the workshop
Nerissa Parker Jewellery Designer
Nerissa Parker
Tutor
  • Overview
  • Schedule
  • Materials
  • Ability Level
  • Safety

Course Overview

In our recycling scrap silver workshop you will learn how to turn your jewellery making off cuts of silver sheet and wire into usable pieces of metal. This workshop is for recycling ‘clean scrap’, for instance, sheet and wire offcuts commonly accumulated by jewellers and silversmiths through the jewellery making process.

The class is divided into two parts. During the first part we will discuss silver alloys, how these are created and what these alloys are used for.

In part two we will move on to demonstrations of how to prepare metal for melting, melting metal and creating a piece that can be worked into sheet or wire.

Following demonstrations students will be able to melt down their own scrap and form sheet and wire ready to start working on a piece of jewellery.

Please note: This course is for clean scrap which are the off cuts and waste from the jewellery making process. Please contact us if you are unsure.

Course Schedule

Our one day courses generally run throughout the year on a weekend and week days during the summer holidays.

Course Materials

Please bring clean scrap only. 

Please note: This course is for clean scrap only which are the off cuts and waste from the jewellery making process. Please contact us if you are unsure.

Course Ability

Suitable for intermediate level jewellery students who have accumulated scrap silver through the jewellery making process. 

Workshop Safety

As a student you are responsible for your own safety in the workshop. Please listen to direction to ensure you know how to use all the equipment correctly. To ensure your safety do not operate equipment you do not know how to use. Please ensure you have covered footwear and no high heels. You will need to tie back long hair when using motorised equipment. Please respect others and don’t interrupt students who are soldering, using the drill or any other equipment that could create a safety concern if the operator is distracted.

Special arrangements for Covid-19

We have introduced a few new guidelines to make sure the workshop is clean and safe for everyone to use.

It is extremely important we all follow the guidelines set out here to minimise the risk to all of us and ensure the school can remain open.

Please do not attend the workshop if

  • You test positive for Covid-19.
  • You feel at all unwell.
  • You have been abroad (to any country) 7 days prior to your class.
  • You have returned from a country on the government quarantine list. Please wait until your quarantine period has passed.

Please ensure the following

  • If you test positive for Covid-19 after attending a class please notify the school as soon as possible.
  • Hand washing or sanitising on arrival and throughout your class when necessary.
  • Please wear a face mask in line with current government guidance.
  • Keep all sanitiser sprays and pumps out of the way of naked flames.
  • Clean all shared equipment immediately after use.
  • At the end of your session clean all individual equipment, clean out your skin, (leather under bench ), of metal, blades and plastic and wipe down your chair.
  • Remember to take all your belongings with you when you leave.
  • Leave all unnecessary personal items at home.

You will need to bring

  • Your own mask.
  • Your own apron.
  • Your own eye protection for drilling and polishing.

And finally, no kitchen sorry! This means no refreshments or crockery can be offered at the moment, please feel free to bring your own mug, flask of tea, coffee, water etc.

We have amended our cancellation, refunds & transfer policy to take some of the uncertainty out of booking our courses whilst Covid-19 remains a health & safety concern. View our amended Terms & Conditions page for further details.

  • About metal alloys
  • How to prepare metal for melting
  • About melting into workable metal
  • How to form into sheet and wire
  • How to use a rolling mill
  • How to use a draw bench

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