Join Kathy Taylor of Katie Flutie Jewellery to learn how to make a pendant or a pair of earrings in sterling silver.
The workshop is ideal for complete beginners who would like to design and make their own unique sterling silver jewellery in a relaxed and supportive setting. The workshop will cover how to prepare silver, texture and stamp it, initially working on a small piece of copper. You will then design your piece which might include some copper pieces or rivets and then start creating in sterling silver. No soldering is included in this session (the tutor will do this later).
Please note that your pieces will not be available to take home on the day as they need to be cleaned and polished in Kathy's workshop. They will be returned to Workshop & Play Studio within one week for collection.
You will be encouraged to experiment with different textures and finished to create your very own unique jewellery.
By the end of the workshop, you will have learned how to:
All materials, equipment, tuition and finishing are included in the cost of the workshop.
Kathy Taylor works as a freelance jewellery designer and silversmith. She has been working in Sterling silver for five years and founded Katie Flutie Jewellery in 2015 following redundancy. Kathy is an active member of the Artists Network Bedfordshire, exhibiting at its spring and autumn shows and can regularly be seen in the craft show circuit locally. She has been teaching for eighteen months at venues across Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire as well as at her studio in Shefford and has not had a single student who wasn't delighted with their piece!
Katie Flutie is derived from Kathy’s initials (KT) and the Sterling silver flute which she plays in local orchestras and music groups.