Learn how to make jewellery!

I teach jewellery making classes in Oxford, Oxfordshire and Reading, Berkshire. I also teach occassional other classes. If you would like to be informed of upcoming classes, please join my newsletter.


Examples of student work:


Silver Jewellery Making classes at Maiden Erlegh in Reading

The next 11 week term starts the week commencing 22 April 2024. If you have any questions about these classes, please email me.

18:45 – 21:15 Monday evenings – all abilities welcome

18:45 – 21:15 Tuesday evenings – all abilities welcome

18:45 – 21:15 Wednesday evenings – all abilities welcome

Learn or continue learning silver jewellery making. Students will be guided through a series of projects or a single more complex project. Full instruction in the use of tools and equipment will be given. Students can work in silver or copper. Silver can be purchased in class.

To book, please click here. Alternatively, email mescommunityarts@maidenerleghtrust.org


Private Jewellery Classes in Reading

Private jewellery making lessons are available at my studio in Reading, Berkshire. Please email me if you are interested in gift vouchers.


For beginners:

Are you new to jewellery making? Do you want to see what it’s like to make your own silver jewellery?

“Introduction to Silver Jewellery Making” introduces you to jewellery making, covering many of the basic skills and tools involved. This includes forming, forging, sawing, filing, sanding, soldering and polishing. You will make three silver rings that you can wear home at the end of the day.

A day is 10am – 4pm and includes materials for set projects for £160 for the first person and half price (£80) for each additional person. For more information, please email me at machidewaard@gmail.com.


for beginner/intermediate/advanced:

These are some examples of the classes available. Please email me at machidewaard@gmail.com for more details or if you have a particular skill/technique you would like to learn.

Bezel Setting

Tube setting

Bangle making

Prong setting for cabochons

Prong setting for faceted round gemstones

Thick bezel setting

Setting faceted stones by making bearer wire

Making a small round silver box with a simple hinge

Delft clay casting

Cuttlefish casting

Keum boo