Recycle Your Silver Jewellery
Take a look above to see examples the processes involved in this class.
This class forms an introduction into melting and reworking scrap metal to create new pieces.
During the class you will melt down your own scrap metal and through the use of forging and forming techniques, rework it into useable sheet and wire for future use.
The class will also cover hints and tips for: mixing gold alloys, melting down old jewellery, and home casting. You will be guided in issues to be aware of when melting and alloying metals, and useful contacts for tools, suppliers and resources.
During the class you will learn about:
- Creating a silver bar ready for forming.
- Creating individual grains for casting/granulation.
- Using casting grains for cuttlefish casting.
- Creating red/green/gold alloys for gold.
- Cleanliness and impurities to be aware of.
What you need to bring to this class:
For this class you will need to bring pieces of scrap silver or silver jewellery that you want to recycle.
As with all of our classes, all tools and equipment 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.
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
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