Learn how to make jewellery!

I teach regular termly jewellery classes and single day jewellery courses in Chesham and Reading and private jewellery lessons in Reading.


Jewellery Classes in Chesham, Buckinghamshire

I teach day and evening classes in Chesham.

Be guided through a series of projects progressing to designing and making your own individual jewellery. No experience or artistic skills are necessary. Classes are for both beginners and those with experience. The course provides a range of hand tools and access to equipment. You will be introduced to the tools and given full instruction in the use of tools & equipment as the course progresses. Students can choose to work either in silver or they can work in copper or brass. Silver and other metals are not included in the cost. You will be given instruction in how to purchase your own materials.

Tuesday 9:30am-3:00pm (next 9 week session starts 30 April 2019) £284

Tuesday 5:00pm-7:00pm (next 9 week session starts 30 April 2019) £113

Tuesday 7:30pm-9:30pm (next 9 week session starts 30 April 2019) £113

To book, please click on this link to Buckinghamshire Adult Learning or call 01296 382403.

Jewellery Day courses at Chesham, Buckinghamshire

23 November 2019

14 March 2020

16 May 2020

Introduction to Jewellery Making (single day course 10am – 3:30pm) £48 for the day + materials cost, about £12

This course will give you the basics in silver jewellery making and introduce you to the tools and basic techniques involved.

You will learn:
● How to saw, form, solder, texture, file, sand and polish metal
● Make a selection of silver rings
● Wear a finished ring you made by the end of the course

To book, please click on this link to Buckinghamshire Adult Learning or call 01296 382403.

Chesham Free Workshop Day—Saturday 29 June 2019
We are holding a free workshop day at Chesham Adult Learning Centre
on Saturday 29 June from 10am—2pm, to give local residents the
opportunity to try some of our courses for free and raise awareness of
the centre. Workshops available will include Tai Chi, Drawing and
Painting, Jewellery Making, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese and

To sign up, call 01494 778023 from Monday – Friday, 9am – 2pm.

Jewellery class on Wednesday evenings at Maiden Erlegh School in Reading

18:45 – 21:15 Wednesday evenings – intermediate/advanced jewellery class – next 8 week session starting 1 May 2019 £84

Continue learning silver jewellery making with an emphasis on more challenging projects. Students will be guided through a series of projects or a single more complex project. The focus will be on developing skills, so the class is for learners with some experience, but basic techniques will be reviewed as necessary. We will cover techniques including but not limited to stone setting and complex soldering. Full instruction in the use of tools and equipment will be given. Students can work in silver or copper or brass.
Private Jewellery Classes in Reading

Private jewellery making lessons are also available at my studio in Reading. For example, you can make 3 silver rings in a day or make a silver pendant with a bezel set stone in a day.

A day is 10am – 4pm and includes materials for set projects for £120 for either one or two people. For more information, please email me at machidewaard@gmail.com.

Shorter lessons are available at £25 per hour. Please contact me if you’d like to do something specific.