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Learn to solder silver clay jewellery in this new class in Edinburgh

It’s been nearly a year since I started teaching silver clay jewellery classes in Edinburgh (time flies!). I’ve been so fortunate this year to meet and teach lots of enthusiastic learners. As well as my taster class and the beginners class I have already added a ring making in silver clay class to my schedule.

And now I am pleased to share that booking is now open for my new intermediate class for those that are keen to learn more. Based on feedback from my students I have designed a class called Soldering silver clay jewellery. I’m not sure the name is that exciting but the class is as it covers what people have told me they want to learn next. 
It's a class I've taught for the London Jewellery School and at the You Can Make It Metal Clay residential conference.

The class is suitable for those who have used silver clay before either at home, in a taster or beginners class.

Silver clay stud earrings, Jewellery School Scotland

What will I learn?

I’ve designed the class to teach a new skill - soldering. Soldering is something that traditional silversmiths learn early on in their education but is often missed out for metal clay artists. This class fills in this gap and allows you to make a wider variety of jewellery.


On the class we will first design and make stud earrings, cufflinks and a pendant out of silver clay. This part serves as a good recap on what you’ve learnt previously.

We will then spend the majority of our time focussing on the skill of soldering. You will learn
  • How to solder earring posts on to earrings to make studs
  • How to solder silver cufflink backs onto your silver clay pieces
  • How to solder a jump ring onto a pendant (instead of drilling a hole)
  • Many more hints and tips including how to make your own pickle
Silver clay cufflinks, Jewellery School Scotland

We will cover two different types of soldering, the equipment and materials you need (not much more than for working with silver clay), troubleshooting and more. You will have plenty of supervised practice and by the end of the day you should have the confidence and skill to start making things from home.

The cost of the course includes materials worth over £30 including 10g of silver clay, a pair of sterling silver cufflinks, a pair of stud earrings and butterflies.

The classes are held at the Arienas Collective in Edinburgh and refreshments and lunch are included in the course price featuring locally sourced products. For those who have been to a one day class at the Arienas before you will know that we are well catered for!

Silver clay pendants, Jewellery School Scotland

We currently have two dates to choose from

  • Wednesday 31st October 10-5pm

  • Saturday 15th December 10-5pm (perfect for making some christmas gifts or goodies for yourself!)

Click here > for more information and to book a place 

I am working on getting some dates in for 2019 so sign up for my newsletter to be the first to know when those dates have been released.


I am also designing more new classes for 2019 so if you have something you would really like to learn get in touch and let me know

anna@jewelleryschoolscotland.co.uk

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