Beginners / All levels
Perspex is a hugely versatile material that can be used for small subtle piece of jewellery as well as large fashion pieces.
This class is suitable for all levels and gives students a chance to experiment and make their own jewellery from Perspex; whether it be a funky pendant or a chunky bracelet almost anything can be done. Take a look above to see examples of what can be made in this class. These images are of students' and tutors' work.
Perspex is a brand of acrylic plastic that is often used as a substitute for glass. It comes in a rigid sheet and can be sawn or laser cut and bent using heat. Available in a wide variety of colours and finishes there’s almost no limit to what you can make. Also, with a little thought and preparation Perspex jewellery can be made from home as it needs minimal equipment.
Techniques covered in this class include:
Sawing and cutting Perspex
Filing, sanding and polishing
Bending Perspex using a heat gun
Attaching stones and other items
Making finished Perspex pieces and much more...
Students usually make 1-2 pieces of unique jewellery to take away.
Health and safety - we take the health and safety of our students and staff very seriously. In accordance with recommendations we have extractor fans in our studios and you will use masks when sanding and polishing your perspex work.
What you need to bring to this class:
For this class you don't need to bring anything but yourself as everything is provided. However, it is a good idea to think about what you would like to make and bring any ideas you have; pictures, sketches or pieces you like. Don't worry if you don't have a project in mind as we have plenty of inspiration around our workshop too.
As with all of our classes, all materials are included in the cost of the class as well as plenty of tea, coffee and luxury biscuits! The classes are all run by expert tutors with years of professional experience who are friendly, knowledgeable and approachable. The size of the classes is kept small to allow plenty of one-on-one attention and the maximum number of students for this class is 8.
We take an hour break for lunch and there are plenty of local shops to get food from, or you can always bring a packed lunch to eat in the studio. If you have any questions regarding this, or other courses please don't hesitate to get in touch.
What some of our students have said about this class
'Very good for showing you how to use an unusual material' Michelle Brown
'The class was very enjoyable I have learnt so much in this short space of time and the tutor was very approachable' -Viviene Mountford
'Highly recommend this course as a stepping stone to a brilliant hobby for life!' -Barbara Daven