Beginner level

Earring Making Workshop

£75
incl materials
Course type Taster
Nerissa Parker Jewellery Designer
Nerissa Parker, Class tutor

Course start dates

Not timetabled

Workshop Overview

Our earring making workshop is a perfect introduction to try working in silver and discover traditional jewellery making techniques.

In this 4 hour class you will make a beautiful pair of silver earrings with a gemstone bead detail ready to wear. To complete the final piece you’ll learn how to form silver, create surface texture and use wire working techniques to enable you to create the bead detail. We teach you how to safely use a range of jewellery making tools including a soldering torch, pliers and create surface texture using texturing hammers.

No prior jewellery making experience is necessary to enrol on this class, complete beginners are welcome!

We run a very friendly and relaxed workshop, all our taster classes offer a gentle learning curve for beginners to start making silver jewellery and try something new. If you’re completely new to jewellery making and unsure if a beginner term might be too much of a time investment to find out if you enjoy working in silver, then a taster class is worth considering.

What will I learn?

  • About forming metal 
  • How to anneal
  • Texturing techniques
  • How to saw
  • About soldering
  • Filing & polishing techniques
  • About wire work

Student Ability Level

This course is suitable for beginners. No previous experience making jewellery is necessary to enrol on this course.

Student Age Requirements

All students attending classes or workshops at Kingham Jewellery School must be 18 or over, unless otherwise stated in the course information.

The minimum age for students attending group bookings is school year 11, 15-16 years of age provided they are accompanied by fee paying adults. We do not offer group bookings solely for under 18’s.

Workshop Materials

All course materials are included in the course fees to make a single pair of silver earrings with a semi-precious gemstone bead detail.

Workshop Safety

As a student you are responsible for your own safety in the workshop. The most important things to remember are;

  • Please listen to directions from your tutor to ensure you know how to use all the equipment safely and correctly.
  • Do not operate equipment you do not know how to use.
  • Covered footwear is required and absolutely no high heels.
  • 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.
  • Remember to take all your belongings with you when you leave.
  • Please leave all unnecessary personal items at home.

You will need to bring

  • Your own apron, to protect your clothes.
  • Packed lunches are recommended if your class runs for a full day.

Please do not attend the workshop if

  • You feel unwell.

A more comprehensive guide to workshop safety can be found in our Workshop Guidelines pdf.

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Group Booking

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Group booking options are available for this course. Costs start at £225 for a minimum group size of 3 students.

Submit a group booking enquiry or head over to our group booking page for more details.

Although this course isn’t currently timetabled it is still available as a group booking.

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Please confirm all members of your group meet the required age limit.

The minimum age for students attending group bookings is school year 11, 15-16 years of age provided they are accompanied by fee paying adults. We do not offer group bookings solely for under 18’s.

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