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Polishing Masterclass with Stephen M Goldsmith Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd June (2 Day Course) 10-4pm
£350.00 Inc VAT
We are very pleased to announce that Stephen Goldsmith aka the Gold polishing Guru is coming to our workshop 925 to teach his Masterclass June 2023 . If you’re in the industry, he needs no introduction but for anyone who hasn’t heard of him, he is a master of the polishing craft with over 50 years experience, his client list past and present includes, Asprey, Garrard, Theo Fennell, Hamilton and Inches Crown Jewellers of Scotland, The Royal Mint, The Royal Society. He has polished and restored many famous silverware pieces including the Americas Cup; Davis Cup; Wimbledon Cup and the Premier League Cup and he has also advised the Tower of London Jewel House on the upkeep of their silver collections. He also judged the polishing section of Goldsmiths craft and design awards.
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£144.00 Inc VAT
During this one day workshop, you will learn to create your very own spinner ring. A spinner ring is a wide band ring with flared edges which holds thinner loose rings onto it which are able to spin freely.
You will be shown a wide variety of jewellery making techniques including sawing (piercing) the silver, texturing the metal, soldering techniques, filing, shaping the metal and polishing. You will also learn how to size a ring.
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Wax Carving: Wedding and Engagement Set with Stephen Barnett Saturday 29th October, Saturday 26th November and Saturday 10th December 10-5pm
£465.00 Inc VAT
Jewellers have used wax carved models to produce masters for casting for over 500 years. In this three day class, split across three weekends we will look at how to use the skills associated with wax carving to produce a single solitaire engagement ring and fitted wedding band set. This can be a design of your choice. Stephen will guide you on the suitability of your design based on your experience.
This is a fantastic workshop to introduce you to wax carving, and how to accurately create your desired shape within the wax so it is ready for casting.
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£144.00 Inc VAT
This class is about getting to grips with Tube Setting. You will have to option to create a pendant or ring – maybe even two pieces if time allows. Krista will guide you through the process of tube setting where you will be using the Foredom Pendant Motor to cut a seat for your facetted brilliant cut stone. From here you can design and make your pendant or ring, solder your setting in place and then learn the techniques to set your stone.
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£144.00 Inc VAT
Join our expert enamelling and jewellery tutor Sally Lees to learn introductory enamelling techniques in this exciting one-day course.
You will learn a wide range of enamelling techniques for copper and make samples to refine your skills and technique. You will explore techniques including sifting; sgraffito; stenciling; drawing on enamelled surfaces with graphite pencils; using wet pens and painting with wet enamels.
This course is ideal for students with no experience of enamelling. However, more experienced students can join the course and use the time to further experiment with these techniques or try them for the first time.
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