Come and have a go at making your own set of three silver stacking rings, or a silver bangle with charms, to treasure and show off to your friends and family.
Note: This is special “over 11’s” workshop as normally jewellery workshops are for over 16’s. Everyone is welcome but if you have a budding jeweller then you can bring them along on this date. Every under 16 must be accompanied by a full paying adult (there is no space in the studio to sit and watch). Anyone aged between 11 and 16 can participate fully except for soldering which is prohibited for healthy and safety purposes.
What will I learn?
Rings (£75): You will be taught how to size ring bands; saw, file and solder; shape your rings and finally add texture. Your rings will then be polished whist you enjoy a drink. There will be a range of silver wires to choose from including beaded wire. The widest band you can make in this session will be 2.3mm wide due to the complexity and time available. There are 7 designs to choose to make – the hardest part will be choosing which three to make!
Bangle (£80): You will be taught how to size a bangle; saw, file and solder; add texture and shape your bangle. Within the session you should be able to make more than one charm depending on the complexity of your chosen design. Everything will be made by hand with no pre-bought pieces. The standard bangle will be made from 2mm wire, however if you prefer a chunkier bangle then you can upgrade to 4mm wide wire for a small supplement.
If you would like to make the rings or bangle for someone else, you will need to know their size before you arrive. Sizes cannot be changed after the workshop.
What do I need to bring?
The cost of the workshop covers tuition and all materials required as well as tea, coffee, soft drinks etc.
Don’t forget your reading glasses if you need them as there is a lot of close up work!
What should I wear?
Due to the nature of the tools and materials used in the class you are required to wear sturdy, closed toed shoes. Hair must be tied back and please do not wear loose clothing or scarves; you may not want to get your nails done before the session!
About your tutor
Laura Talbot started Porth Jewellery in Summer 2018 after many happy hours ‘playing’ in her friends’ silversmith studio. She now works from her home studio in Falmouth creating unique pieces from specially selected seaglass uncovered during her beachcombing trips.
Entrance is via the Inspire Makers shop. The workshop space is on the ground floor, however there is a step up from the shop to the back rooms. As it is a Grade II listed building, some doorways and spaces are narrow and may not be suitable for wheelchair users.
Please contact us before booking if you have any physical limitations which might impede your participation in and enjoyment of the class.
How to Book
Please click on “Book a Place” at the top of this page to take you to the class booking section on the Porth Jewellery website.
**This workshop will run with a minimum of 3 people. If you have purchased a date and there are no other bookings you will be contacted and offered another date or refund.