Jewellery: Silver - All - (16/3 & 17/3) - BHS51786M

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Adult Education Programme

Activity ref no: BHS51786M

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From Wednesday 5 December 2018: Book online (anytime) or phone Leith Academy (0131 553 2810) between 10am and 4pm.

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  • Adult Education Programme
  • 16+, Adult, 60+

Activity description

Course will run from 9.30am to 4.00pm on both days. Students should bring a packed lunch and refreshment if required. This two day course is aimed at beginners, but those who have attended before are most welcome. Students will work on two step-by-step projects and have the opportunity to use both silver sheet and wire. Please note this is a very hands-on course and you should feel comfortable learning how to use saws, soldering torches, hammers, hand tools etc. The main project for this course will be a very pretty handmade chain bracelet, created from circles of silver wire and secured with a silver clasp. The silver can be kept plain or students can apply textures using hammers or decorative punches. Students will learn how to form, solder and texture (if required) the silver wire shapes for the bracelet. The second project will be a pair of small silver earrings using the technique of reticulation. Reticulation gives the surface of the silver a beautiful ‘melted’ surface. Students can make stud or simple drop earrings. Please bring in a small note/sketchbook - not just a phone, also pencils, a ruler and scissors. A Sharpie fine liner pen is very useful if you happen to have one. Also bring in a plastic lunchbox for keeping work in. You may wish to bring along a packed lunch and drinks/snacks. Please note there is a charge of £20 in addition to the course fee. This covers all sterling silver, saw blades and solder. This money must be paid in cash to the tutor at the start of the course.

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