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Botanical Jewellery. 1st June all day.

Workshop 10am - 5pm Create in fine silver directly from nature, enjoy forever!

  • 7 hours
  • 145 British pounds
  • Darwin House

Service Description

Perfect for absolute beginners to explore something new, with no previous experience working in silver clay necessary! ​ In this full day's workshop you will be supported by an accredited guide throughout. Learn about this unique medium and it's versatility, how to handle precious metal clay in both lump and paste form and the techniques involved in capturing organic forms - leaves, flowers, seeds, twigs and bark - in pure silver. Was Darwin a Botanist at heart? Many would say so! You will have the opportunity to make between four to five small pieces of jewellery you have crafted from the organic choices you chose and collected in the grounds of Charles Darwin's childhood home, taking your beautiful botanical pieces home with you at the end of the day! The skills you will learn during the day will include: Preparing and keeping the silver clay materials fresh. The differences and uses. Shaping, rolling and achieving consistency. Choosing textures and how to apply them. Sculpting and cutting the clay. Work with a moulding compound for simple casting. Drying the clay and preparing it for firing. The different methods of firing: torch and kiln. Polishing and finishing. All that will be left for you to decide is how you wish to use your creations. When you have fired and polished your pieces , you will use a few simple finishing techniques, and make them into a set of charms to add to a chain or bracelet; a pair of earrings, pendant or combination. A faithful and permanent impression of nature, part of history to add to yours.... ​ Box to gift your pure silver creations for someone special, or wear it home! Feretia provides resources and tools to use on the day, includes 10g Silver clay paste, 7g of Silver paste, a Sterling silver chain, Sterling Ear hooks and Sterling silver jump rings.

Upcoming Sessions

Contact Details

  • 2 The Mount, Shrewsbury, UK

    + 07462549883

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