Workshops

“If anyone is considering attending the workshops in the future I can highly recommend them!”  (Gen)

“Thank you for a great class this morning.  I am very excited about the next few weeks.”  (Gill)

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All the workshops take place at my studio at Banks Mill Studios, Derby.  During each of the sessions you will be taken step-by-step through the process from the design of your jewellery to the finished piece by myself, an experienced jewellery silversmith, or by Lowri, a very talented jeweller and artist/designer.

Each course has a maximum of four places, ensuring everyone gets the individual attention they need to get the most out of these exciting hands-on workshops. No experience is necessary to take part. If you would like to book a workshop with one or more friends I am happy to arrange a date and time to suit yourselves, and one-to-one sessions can also be arranged, details on request.

Workshop images – To see some of the fantastic jewellery made by students at my workshops visit my facebook page – www.facebook.com/susanhilljewellery – and take a look at the album ‘Jewellery Workshop Photos’.

Gift vouchers – If you would like to buy a workshop place as a gift but are unsure of which date to select, why not buy a Workshop Gift Voucher and let the recipient choose the date to suit themselves.  Simply select ‘Gift Voucher’ on the home page and mention ‘Workshops’ when prompted for any special instructions.  You will then receive a Workshops Gift Voucher in the post for you to give, which includes instructions for the recipient on how to book their place.

“Thank you for an amazing morning Susan ! We love the pieces we made!”  (Rebecca)

“Many thanks for your excellent tutoring, guidance and advice. I learnt so much during my workshops.”  (Kelly)

“Thank you so much for all your help and support.  I have learnt so much and loved every minute!”  (Gen)

Details and dates of all courses are given below.   If you require any further information, please give me a call on 07970 850615 or email by clicking here  – susan@susanhill.co.uk.

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Weekly Evening Workshops : 7-9pm Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays for 5 weeks :

imageThese workshops, delivered over regular weekly sessions, will allow you the time to not only learn the silversmithing techniques needed to design and create your own sterling silver jewellery, but also to practise and develop these skills further by working on a number of jewellery pieces of your choice during the course.

They will also give you the opportunity to embark on more advanced projects. As everyone will be working on individual projects at their own levels, this set of workshops is ideal whether or not you have previous silversmithing experience.

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You will initially be taken step-by-step through the process from the design of your jewellery to the finished piece, following which you will be working on your own ideas and designs under close supervision and guidance. You will be shown the key techniques of  hand-sawing, filing, drilling, doming and soldering, together with decorative finishes such as matt, hammered and reticulated to make your finished pieces of jewellery individual to you. Due to the small group at the class you will be able to receive advice and assistance whenever needed, and during the weekly sessions you will be able to learn other silversmithing techniques as and when required by your designs.  For example, you may wish to cover disc cutting, letter punches, oxidation with liver of sulphur, sweat soldering, ring making, sweat soldering…….

The Monday and Wednesday evening workshops are run by myself, an experienced jeweller & silversmith, while the Tuesday and Thursday classes are run by Lowri, a very talented jeweller and artist/designer.

Course dates (Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays 7pm-9pm) –  Places are currently available on:

MondaysSorry, no places are currently available.

Tuesdays:   Sorry, no places are currently available.

Wednesdays:   September 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, October 3rd

Thursdays:   Sorry, no places are currently available.

 

Venue – My studio, Studio 2.8, Banks Mill Studios, 71 Bridge Street, Derby DE1 3LB

Price of course – £120, which includes use of all tools and equipment.  Please note: refunds cannot be given for individual evenings you are unable to attend. 

Cost of materials – The price does not include the cost of materials.  All the sterling silver required to make your jewellery can be bought at the workshops using cash, card or cheque.  Approximately £15-£20 of silver will make a pendant, pair of earrings and a silver ring.

Numbers –  4 maximum / Participants must be 16 years and above unless accompanied by an adult – please contact me to discuss this.

Please note –  Please wear old clothes, and for health and safety no open toe shoes and long hair to be tied back.

Parking – It is metered on-street car parking on the streets around Banks Mill Studios.

If you require any further information, please give me a call on 07970 850615 or email by clicking here susan@susanhill.co.uk

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Half day (morning : 10am-1pm) : Make a Set of Little Stacking Rings  :  Saturday 18th August

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Come along for the morning and make your own set of little sterling silver stacking rings. You will be able to decide your own combination of textures and finishes of the rings, making them a truly personal set! During this half day workshop you should be able to make 3 or 4 rings to take home with you at the end of the class (depending on your choice of designs).

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You will be shown all the skills you will need to make and size your rings, including hand-sawing, filing, texturing and soldering.

The workshop will be taken by Lowri, a very talented jeweller and artist/designer, who will be on-hand to offer you close supervision and guidance throughout the class.

Workshop date – Saturday 18th August

Time – 10am-1pm

Venue – My studio, Studio 2.8, Banks Mill Studios, 71 Bridge Street, Derby DE1 3LB

Price of course – £45, which includes use of all tools and equipment, and refreshments (tea, coffee, soft drinks and biscuits)

Cost of materials – The price does not include the cost of materials.  All the sterling silver required to make your jewellery can be bought on the day using cash, card or cheque.  Around £6 to £10 of silver will make one ring depending on the thickness you choose.

Numbers –  4 maximum / Participants must be 16 years and above unless accompanied by an adult – please contact me to discuss this.

Please note:  Please wear old clothes, and for health and safety no open toe shoes and long hair to be tied back.

Parking – It is metered on-street car parking on the streets around Banks Mill Studios.

If you require any further information, please give me a call on 07970 850615 or email by clicking here susan@susanhill.co.uk

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Half day (morning : 10am-1pm) : Make a Sterling Silver Pendant : Saturday 1st September

During this workshop you will be guided through all the traditional silversmithing techniques you will need to design and create your own unique sterling silver pendant to take away at the end of the class.  For example your pendant could be a heart, a teardrop or your own original design – the choice is yours!

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You will be shown how to hand-saw your pendant out of sterling silver sheet, and you will learn the key techniques of filing, drilling, doming and soldering, where appropriate.  You will also be shown decorative finishes such as matt, hammered and reticulated to make your finished piece of jewellery individual to you .

The workshop will be taken by Lowri, a very talented jeweller and artist/designer, who will be on-hand to offer you close supervision and guidance throughout the class.

Workshop date Saturday 1st September

Time – 10am-1pm

Venue – My studio, Studio 2.8, Banks Mill Studios, 71 Bridge Street, Derby DE1 3LB

Price of course – £45, which includes use of all tools and equipment, and refreshments (tea, coffee, soft drinks and biscuits)

Cost of materials – The price does not include the cost of materials.  All the sterling silver required to make your jewellery can be bought on the day using cash, card or cheque.  Approximately £10 of sterling silver will make a pendant.

Numbers –  4 maximum / Participants must be 16 years and above unless accompanied by an adult – please contact me to discuss this.

Please note:  Please wear old clothes, and for health and safety no open toe shoes and long hair to be tied back.

Parking – It is metered on-street car parking on the streets around Banks Mill Studios.

If you require any further information, please give me a call on 07970 850615 or email by clicking here susan@susanhill.co.uk

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Half day (morning : 10am-1pm) : Make a Sterling Silver Wire Charm : Saturday 15th September

During this workshop you will be shown how to design and create your own unique charm using sterling silver wire.  You will be guided through the method of wire manipulation to create your initial, name or even your own star sign.

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You will have a choice of sterling silver wire thicknesses and be able to choose the size and design of your charm.  You will be shown how to cut, shape, texture and solder your charm to make it into a unique pendant to take away at the end of the class.  Depending on time, you may also get the chance to create another charm of your choice, or have the opportunity to make a bangle or ring to put the charm on, or even a pair of earrings!

The workshop will be taken by Lowri, a very talented jeweller and artist/designer, who will be on-hand to offer you close supervision and guidance throughout the class.

Workshop date – Saturday 15th September

Time – 10am-1pm

Venue – My studio, Studio 2.8, Banks Mill Studios, 71 Bridge Street, Derby DE1 3LB

Price of course – £45, which includes use of all tools and equipment, and refreshments (tea, coffee, soft drinks and biscuits)

Cost of materials – The price does not include the cost of materials.  All the sterling silver required to make your jewellery can be bought on the day using cash, card or cheque.  Approximately £6-£8 will make one charm, depending on your choice of wire.

Numbers –  4 maximum / Participants must be 16 years and above unless accompanied by an adult – please contact me to discuss this.

Please note:  Please wear old clothes, and for health and safety no open toe shoes and long hair to be tied back.

Parking – It is metered on-street car parking on the streets around Banks Mill Studios.

If you require any further information, please give me a call on 07970 850615 or email by clicking here susan@susanhill.co.uk

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Full day (10am-4.30pm) : Make a Sterling Silver Ring  : Saturday 29th September

Learn the skills needed to make a sterling silver band ring to take away at the end of the class.  You will be shown how to size and shape your ring, along with the key techniques of hand-sawing, filing and soldering.  Once you have been shown the basic method of how to make your ring, you will be able to personalise it how you choose, including the height, finished texture, or maybe add a little heart or star, for example.  You will also have the opportunity to set a stone onto your ring in a bezel cup, adding some colour to your design.

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At each stage of the process there will be an introduction and demonstration of the techniques required to make the ring of your choice.

Workshop date – Saturday 29th September

Time – 10am-4.30pm

Venue – My studio, Studio 2.8, Banks Mill Studios, 71 Bridge Street, Derby DE1 3LB

Price of course – £90, which includes use of all tools and equipment, and refreshments (tea, coffee, soft drinks and biscuits). Please bring a packed lunch as this is not included in the day.

Cost of materials – The price does not include the cost of materials.  All the sterling silver required to make your jewellery can be bought on the day using cash, card or cheque.  Approximately £10 of silver will make a ring, adding a stone in a bezel cup will cost an additional £10.

Numbers –  4 maximum / Participants must be 16 years and above unless accompanied by an adult – please contact me to discuss this.

Please note:  Please wear old clothes, and for health and safety no open toe shoes and long hair to be tied back.

Parking – It is metered on-street car parking on the streets around Banks Mill Studios.

If you require any further information, please give me a call on 07970 850615 or email by clicking here susan@susanhill.co.uk

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Full day (10am-4.30pm) : Come and Make a Show-Stopper! :  Saturday 6th October  **new class**

Come along for the full day and make your own show-stopping piece of jewellery!  The type of jewellery you make will be completely up to you, and as you will be spending a whole day in the studio you will be encouraged to have a go at making something unique and adventurous which you may wish to turn it into a pendant, or maybe a brooch!

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You will be shown how to saw your chosen piece out of sterling silver, along with the key techniques of hand-sawing, filing and soldering.  There will also be the opportunity to texture your piece using hammers or add more intricate textures rolling fabrics and lace through the rolling mill.  You may choose to set a stone onto your ring in a bezel cup, adding some colour to your design.

Come along with lots of ideas, and as your piece will be sawn out of sterling silver sheet you might like to print a template from the internet and bring it along to use (although of course this isn’t obligatory!)

The workshop will be taken by Lowri, a very talented jeweller and artist/designer, who will be on-hand to offer you close supervision and guidance throughout the class.

Workshop date – Saturday 6th October

Time – 10am-4.30pm

Venue – My studio, Studio 2.8, Banks Mill Studios, 71 Bridge Street, Derby DE1 3LB

Price of course – £90, which includes use of all tools and equipment, and refreshments (tea, coffee, soft drinks and biscuits). Please bring a packed lunch as this is not included in the day.

Cost of materials – The price does not include the cost of materials.  All the sterling silver required to make your jewellery can be bought on the day using cash, card or cheque.  Approximately £10 of silver will make a 3cm x 3cm design, adding a stone in a bezel cup will cost an additional £10.

Numbers –  4 maximum / Participants must be 16 years and above unless accompanied by an adult – please contact me to discuss this.

Please note:  Please wear old clothes, and for health and safety no open toe shoes and long hair to be tied back.

Parking – It is metered on-street car parking on the streets around Banks Mill Studios.

If you require any further information, please give me a call on 07970 850615 or email by clicking here susan@susanhill.co.uk

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Half day (morning : 10am-1pm) : Stacking Rings with Stones : Saturday 13th October

This workshop gives you the opportunity to make 2 sterling silver stacking rings and add a beautiful coloured semi-precious stone in a bezel cup to one of them.  You will be able to decide your own combination of textures and finishes of the rings, together with a wide selection of semi-precious stones, for example Lapis Lazuli (blue), Tiger Eye (gold), Onyx (black or green), Garnet (red), and others available on the day.

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You will be shown all the skills you will need to make and size your rings, including hand-sawing, filing, texturing and soldering, together with how to set your stone.  I will be on hand to closely guide and supervise at all stages of the process.

Workshop date – Saturday 13th October

Time – 10am-1pm

Venue – My studio, Studio 2.8, Banks Mill Studios, 71 Bridge Street, Derby DE1 3LB

Price of course – £45, which includes use of all tools and equipment, and refreshments (tea, coffee, soft drinks and biscuits)

Cost of materials – The price does not include the cost of materials.  All the sterling silver required to make your jewellery can be bought on the day using cash, card or cheque.  Around £6 to £10 of silver will make one ring depending on the thickness you choose.  A stone and bezel cup will cost £10.

Numbers –  4 maximum / Participants must be 16 years and above unless accompanied by an adult – please contact me to discuss this.

Please note:  Please wear old clothes, and for health and safety no open toe shoes and long hair to be tied back.

Parking – It is metered on-street car parking on the streets around Banks Mill Studios.

If you require any further information, please give me a call on 07970 850615 or email by clicking here susan@susanhill.co.uk

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Half day (morning : 10am-1pm) : Stone Wire Wrapping Workshop :  Saturday 27th October

During this class you will be shown how to turn a beautiful stone or gem into a pendant or ring through the technique of wire wrapping.

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You will be guided through the basics of wire wrapping and the rest will be up to you to come up with your own design!  There will be a selection of different wires and stones for you to play with, or feel free to bring along your own gem – or maybe some seaglass – which is precious to you.  Depending on time, you may have the chance to make more than one piece.

The workshop will be taken by Lowri, a very talented jeweller and artist/designer, who will be on-hand to offer you close supervision and guidance throughout the class.

Date – Saturday 27th October

Time – 10am-1pm

Venue – My studio, Studio 2.8, Banks Mill Studios, 71 Bridge Street, Derby DE1 3LB

Price of course – £45, which includes use of all tools and equipment, and refreshments (tea, coffee, soft drinks and biscuits)

Cost of materials – The price does not include the cost of materials.  All the sterling silver wire and stones required to make your jewellery can be bought on the day, using cash, card or cheque, although you are welcome to bring along your own stones.  The price of stones bought will be approximately £1-£5 each and the cost of sterling silver wire will be approximately £2-£3 per item made, depending on your choices.

Numbers –  4 maximum / Participants must be 16 years and above unless accompanied by an adult – please contact me to discuss this.

Please note:  Please wear old clothes, and for health and safety no open toe shoes and long hair to be tied back.

Parking – It is metered on-street car parking on the streets around Banks Mill Studios.

If you require any further information, please give me a call on 07970 850615 or email by clicking here susan@susanhill.co.uk

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Full day (1oam-4.30pm) : Silver Bangles & Stacking Rings Workshop : Thursday 1st November  ** Half term **

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At this full day workshop you will be shown how to make both sterling silver bangles and stacking rings. You will be able to decide your own combination of textures and finishes – and how many of each – you would like to make, making them a truly personal set! You may wish to interlink the bangles, or maybe add a charm, the choice is yours!  During this full day workshop you should be able to make 3 or 4 rings and 1 or 2 bangles to take home with you at the end of the class (depending on your choice of designs).

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You will be shown all the skills you will need to make and size your bangles and rings, including hand-sawing, filing, texturing and soldering.  I will be on hand to closely guide and supervise at all stages of the process.

Workshop date –  Thursday 1st November

Time – 10am-4.30pm

Venue – My studio, Studio 2.8, Banks Mill Studios, 71 Bridge Street, Derby DE1 3LB

Price of course – £90, which includes use of all tools and equipment, and refreshments (tea, coffee, soft drinks and biscuits). Please bring a packed lunch as this is not included in the day.

Cost of materials – The price does not include the cost of materials.  All the sterling silver required to make your jewellery can be bought on the day using cash, card or cheque.  Approximately £10 of silver will make one average thickness bangle and around £6-£10 of silver will make one ring depending on the thickness you choose.

Numbers –  4 maximum / Participants must be 16 years and above unless accompanied by an adult – please contact me to discuss this.

Please note:  Please wear old clothes, and for health and safety no open toe shoes and long hair to be tied back.

Parking – It is metered on-street car parking on the streets around Banks Mill Studios.

If you require any further information, please give me a call on 07970 850615 or email by clicking here susan@susanhill.co.uk

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Half day (morning : 10am-1pm) : Silver Bangle Workshop :  Friday 2nd November  ** Half term **

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At this workshop you will be shown how to make sterling silver bangles – the choice of texture and thickness, whether you wish to interlink the bangles, or maybe add a charm is up to you! During the morning you should be able to make 1 or maybe 2 bangles, depending on your choice of designs.

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You will be shown all the skills you will need to make and size your bangles, including hand-sawing, filing, texturing and soldering.

The workshop will be taken by Lowri, a very talented jeweller and artist/designer, who will be on-hand to offer you close supervision and guidance throughout the class.

Workshop date – Friday 2nd November

Time – 10am-1pm

Venue – My studio, Studio 2.8, Banks Mill Studios, 71 Bridge Street, Derby DE1 3LB

Price of course – £45, which includes use of all tools and equipment, and refreshments (tea, coffee, soft drinks and biscuits)

Cost of materials – The price does not include the cost of materials.  All the sterling silver required to make your jewellery can be bought on the day using cash, card or cheque.  Approximately £10 of silver will make one average thickness bangle.

Numbers –  4 maximum / Participants must be 16 years and above unless accompanied by an adult – please contact me to discuss this.

Please note:  Please wear old clothes, and for health and safety no open toe shoes and long hair to be tied back.

Parking – It is metered on-street car parking on the streets around Banks Mill Studios.

If you require any further information, please give me a call on 07970 850615 or email by clicking here susan@susanhill.co.uk

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Half day (morning : 10am-1pm) : Make a Set of Little Stacking Rings  :  Saturday 10th November

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Come along for the morning and make your own set of little sterling silver stacking rings. You will be able to decide your own combination of textures and finishes of the rings, making them a truly personal set! During this half day workshop you should be able to make 3 or 4 rings to take home with you at the end of the class (depending on your choice of designs).

More information

You will be shown all the skills you will need to make and size your rings, including hand-sawing, filing, texturing and soldering.

The workshop will be taken by Lowri, a very talented jeweller and artist/designer, who will be on-hand to offer you close supervision and guidance throughout the class.

Workshop date – Saturday 10th November

Time – 10am-1pm

Venue – My studio, Studio 2.8, Banks Mill Studios, 71 Bridge Street, Derby DE1 3LB

Price of course – £45, which includes use of all tools and equipment, and refreshments (tea, coffee, soft drinks and biscuits)

Cost of materials – The price does not include the cost of materials.  All the sterling silver required to make your jewellery can be bought on the day using cash, card or cheque.  Around £6 to £10 of silver will make one ring depending on the thickness you choose.

Numbers –  4 maximum / Participants must be 16 years and above unless accompanied by an adult – please contact me to discuss this.

Please note:  Please wear old clothes, and for health and safety no open toe shoes and long hair to be tied back.

Parking – It is metered on-street car parking on the streets around Banks Mill Studios.

If you require any further information, please give me a call on 07970 850615 or email by clicking here susan@susanhill.co.uk

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Half day (morning : 10am-1pm) : Make a Sterling Silver Pendant : Saturday 1st December

The perfect time to make a Christmas present for someone special, or to just treat yourself!  During this workshop you will be guided through all the traditional silversmithing techniques you will need to design and create your own unique sterling silver pendant to take away at the end of the class.  For example your pendant could be a heart, a teardrop or your own original design – the choice is yours!

More information

You will be shown how to hand-saw your pendant out of sterling silver sheet, and you will learn the key techniques of filing, drilling, doming and soldering, where appropriate.  You will also be shown decorative finishes such as matt, hammered and reticulated to make your finished piece of jewellery individual to you .

The workshop will be taken by Lowri, a very talented jeweller and artist/designer, who will be on-hand to offer you close supervision and guidance throughout the class.

Workshop date – Saturday 1st December

Time – 10am-1pm

Venue – My studio, Studio 2.8, Banks Mill Studios, 71 Bridge Street, Derby DE1 3LB

Price of course – £45, which includes use of all tools and equipment, and refreshments (tea, coffee, soft drinks and biscuits)

Cost of materials – The price does not include the cost of materials.  All the sterling silver required to make your jewellery can be bought on the day using cash, card or cheque.  Approximately £10 of sterling silver will make a pendant.

Numbers –  4 maximum / Participants must be 16 years and above unless accompanied by an adult – please contact me to discuss this.

Please note:  Please wear old clothes, and for health and safety no open toe shoes and long hair to be tied back.

Parking – It is metered on-street car parking on the streets around Banks Mill Studios.

If you require any further information, please give me a call on 07970 850615 or email by clicking here susan@susanhill.co.uk

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Half day (morning : 10am-1pm) : Pick & Mix – Cufflinks & Earrings :  Saturday 15th December

The perfect time to make a Christmas present for someone special, or to just treat yourself!  At this workshop you will be shown all the traditional silversmithing techniques you will need to design and create your own pair of unique sterling silver cufflinks and earrings, then the choice is yours whether you would like to make cufflinks, earrings, or both! (time allowing, depending on your choice of designs).

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You can choose the shape and finish of your cufflinks and earrings – for example, you could make a heart or a circle – and you may choose a textured hammered finish or to letter stamp initials or a date and oxidise them black.  Also, the earrings can be stud or drop.  Whatever your choices, I will be on hand to closely guide and supervise at all stages of the process.

Workshop date  Saturday 15th December

Time – 10am-1pm

Venue – My studio, Studio 2.8, Banks Mill Studios, 71 Bridge Street, Derby DE1 3LB

Price of course – £45, which includes use of all tools and equipment, and refreshments (tea, coffee, soft drinks and biscuits)

Cost of materials – The price does not include the cost of materials.  All the sterling silver required to make your jewellery can be bought on the day using cash, card or cheue.  The cufflink fitting will cost £9 and the sterling silver for the design will cost approximately £4.  An average pair of earrings will cost around £6.

Numbers –  4 maximum / Participants must be 16 years and above unless accompanied by an adult – please contact me to discuss this.

Please note:  Please wear old clothes, and for health and safety no open toe shoes and long hair to be tied back.

Parking – It is metered on-street car parking on the streets around Banks Mill Studios.

If you require any further information, please give me a call on 07970 850615 or email by clicking here susan@susanhill.co.uk

Book now