Announcing a NEW series of silver metal clay workshops for 2023!

Come along to learn how to make a silver metal clay bumble bee necklace

I’m over the moon to be teaching a series of new silver metal clay workshops at Wild Carrot, Chavenage, near Tetbury in Gloucestershire. I have been searching for the right venue ever since I moved to live in Tetbury. I wanted somewhere with similar values to my eco-friendly, nature inspired, small jewellery business and I’ve found the perfect venue at The Wild Carrot

If you’re reading this then I’m sure you’ll love to hear that the first workshop on 16th February 2023 was a huge success. Everyone enjoyed the experience and went away with their heads buzzing with ideas, top tips and a library full of silver metal clay techniques.

The attendees created at least one piece of beautiful silver metal clay jewellery to take home and it was the first time for everyone that they’d used silver metal clay.

Silver metal clay tree of life necklace

All the students said they were pleased and relieved that they’d come to a workshop to learn how to use silver metal clay before they made their first piece. Silver Metal Clay is an amazing product but it can be tricky to work with if you don’t know how to start. You can’t ‘wing it’ with silver metal clay. It’s an expensive product and as such, there are guidelines to follow so you don’t waste a single gram! And if you do, don’t worry, I’ll show you what to do next.

The 3-hour silver metal clay workshop is packed with instruction, support, Q&As, demos and practical activities. It covers working with silver metal clay, what is it and how to handle and store it. You’ll use siligum moulding compound to make moulds and learn all the techniques involved in drying, filing and finishing plus safety around torch firing, with everything you need to know about firing properly. And finally, you’ll polish, burnish and hang your piece on a necklace chain whilst being able to ask a zillion questions as you go along!

Silver metal clay bumble bee necklace
Getting to grips with torch firing

The workshop includes everything you will need including tools, moulds, wax seals and silver metal clay. Some attendees at the first workshop also brought a small piece of nature to use to create a mould, or to make their second piece of jewellery. Tea / coffee and pastries will be served on arrival and every attendee will go home with their own special piece of jewellery that they’ve made themselves, threaded onto a sterling silver chain inside a Silver Nutshell gift box.

If you’re keen to learn how to use silver metal clay and don’t know where to start, BOOK YOUR PLACE on one of my super new workshops at Wild Carrot. But HURRY! New dates have been added for April 2023 because the March workshop is almost SOLD OUT.

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