Jewellery making workshops
Make your own one-of-a-kind silver jewellery
Fancy turning jewellery designer for the evening and making your own unique handmade silver ring or pendant?
Then join me for a relaxing and creative jewellery making workshop carving a design in wax which will then be cast in silver and finished according to your requirements. This is a beginners level jewellery class and previous experience is not necessary as you'll be guided through the process from start to finish.
What sort of piece will I make at a jewellery class?
The workshops focus on the ancient jewellery making technique of wax carving. With guidance you'll carve your own unique ring or pendant design from wax which will then be cast in recycled silver. You'll learn about the lost wax casting process and explore techniques for creating effects and textures using simple tools. You can choose to make a ring (up to 8mm wide) OR a pendant (approx. 15mm x 15mm).
By the end of the 2.5 hour session you will have created a wax master which will be sent away to London’s famous jewellery quarter Hatton Garden for casting in silver. I will then hand finish your piece according to your specifications and post it back to you in a beautiful Fairtrade cotton jewellery pouch within 3-4 weeks.
How much does the workshop cost?
The cost of the workshop is £95 per person which includes materials, tuition, refreshments, casting your piece/s in recycled silver, finishing & polishing and return postage to you.
Pieces larger than these specifications above will incur an extra charge. Should you wish to have your finished piece(s) plated in yellow or rose gold then an extra £30 is payable on the day.
Can I buy a workshop voucher as a gift?
Yes you can, they make great gifts! If you would like to buy a voucher please
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange your purchase.
When & where do the jewellery making workshops take place?
My Bristol jewellery making classes take place at Kiln Workshop, 63 North Road, Bristol, BS6 5AD.
I'm taking a break for the summer, but workshops will resume again in Autumn 2023. If you'd like to know when the new dates are live then please join the waiting list HERE
Private jewellery making parties & hen dos
If you can't make it along to a workshop, but would like to enquire about a private party for 6-10 people please get in touch to discuss your requirements. You just need to provide a venue with tables and chairs for us to work at and I'll bring the rest!
Or maybe you're after a classy and unusual hen party idea? Then check out my blog post 5 reasons why a jewellery making workshop is the perfect idea for a creative alternative hen do
Kind words from previous jewellery making workshop participants
"I did a ring making workshop. I couldn't believe what a wonderful thing I was able to produce in only two hours. Great friendly atmosphere & support from Elin. Highly recommended!", Mel
"We've just received the rings and are over the moon with them. They fit perfectly and look great. They also remind us of the fun we had making them. Many thanks and I'm sure we'll be visiting you again sometime soon.", Lynne & Alice
"Elin’s ring workshop was an absolute pleasure. The experience of whittling away that intricate little piece of wax was deeply satisfying in and of itself. But to then have your labours arrive through the post as a solid cast piece of metal (that will last FOREVER UNTIL THE END OF TIME) was a genuine thrill. I’m fully fledged a metal smith convert.", Mikey
"I went on a ring making workshop with Elin and it was brilliant. I learnt a lot and had so much fun at the same time. I would really really recommend this experience - I was a complete beginner and still managed to produce a ring I love and am proud of.", Lynsey
"I thoroughly recommend Elin’s workshop. With a relaxed and lovely atmosphere and Elin’s guidance you are sure to have a great time and leave with a beautiful and unique creation at the end of it.", Jonny
"Had an amazing time at the make a ring workshop! My ring is so lovely, and Elin was a great teacher, I highly recommend the workshop!", Sophie
"A wonderfully creative way to spend the evening with my friend! I had no idea whether I would be able to create something wearable, but with Elin's help and guidance I have created a beautiful silver ring which fits perfectly! thank you so much Elin...I'm sure I'll be back!", Rachel