Take a look above to see examples of what can be made on this class. These images are of students and tutors work.
Learn to make your own chains. Whether to use with a pendant or piece of jewellery or as a stand alone chain, making your own chains is a valuable and rewarding skill to learn.
In this class you will be supported throughout the day by a professional jeweller in learning how to make your own chains in copper and silver.
Techniques covered in this class include:
- Making jumprings and links of all shapes and sizes
- Soldering jumprings
- Creating finished chains
- Texturing and cutting metal and links
- Experimenting with different chain designs from small and intricate to chunky and statement
Chains can be worn alone as a piece of jewellery or can be used to enhance your other jewellery by adding beads, pendants, charms etc...
This is a fun filled, intensive day of working in traditional methods with silver and a range of base metals.
Making chains means that you can really personalize every part of your jewellery and will also give you lots of practice with your soldering!
What you need to bring to this class:
For this class you don't need to bring anything but yourself as everything is provided.
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 7.
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
'It was a great learning experience' -Anne Tweed
'Fun and engaging course' -Robyn Manning
'This class has expended my knowledge and opened up a whole new area of jewellery making possibilities for me!' -Jo Hannah
'Forget buying chain - come and make your own chain and learn lots of techniques to integrate with your other jewellery skills' -Michelle Walton
'Great class for beginners and experienced alike' -Louise Kamara
'I enjoyed how hands on it was straight away' -Andrea Kendrick
'A really inspiring class, excellent tutor and lovely place to learn. We were given the option as to wether we wanted to concentrate on making finished pieces or try our all different techniques, i choose a bit of both and am really happy with my pieces and the skills I have learnt'- Georgina Tanicson
'Gill is a great teacher, very paitent and kind' -Claire Duffy
'Very useful class that will enable me to make jewellery at home' -Sarah Shaw
'A fantastic introduction to chain making with a lovely, friendly and encouraging tutor' -Sarah Dobson
Please Note: Our classes are suitable for those aged 16 and over & for health and safety reasons, all students need to wear closed toe shoes when coming to the workshop. If you have any access requirements, please contact us before booking a course. And due to our small class sizes we are unable to offer transfers or refunds on our courses once booked. Please make sure you can make the date before booking. Thanks LJS x