*Classes are restarting! Day classes are starting in July, private lessons in August. See below for details. * If you want to make jewellery at home, my book Silver Jewellery Making is now available – see my FAQs page!

Learn how to make jewellery!

I teach evening termly classes and private jewellery lessons in Reading, as well as single day jewellery courses in Henley-on-Thames.

Here are some examples of student work:

Jewellery class on Wednesday evenings at Maiden Erlegh School in Reading

At the moment, it is uncertain when these will restart.

18:45 – 21:15 Wednesday evenings – intermediate/advanced jewellery class

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.

To book, please go to this link: www.maidenerleghschool.co.uk/page/?title=How+to+Book&pid=131

Jewellery class at Henley School of Art

Saturday 3 July 2021

Introduction to silver jewellery making: make two silver rings.

Learn the basics of silver jewellery making a wear a piece you made yourself by the end of the course! Courses are 10:30am-4:30pm and include all tools and materials. For more information and to book, see the Henley School of Art website here: www.thehenleyschoolofart.com/courses

Private Jewellery Classes in Reading: starting again from August 2021

Private jewellery making lessons are also available at my studio in Reading. My “Introduction to Silver Jewellery Making Day” introduces you to the basics of jewellery making and you will make three silver rings. It is also possible to make something else, such as a pendant with a bezel set stone.

A day is 10am – 4pm and includes materials for set projects for £145 for the first person and half price (£72.50) for each additional person. For more information, please email me at machidewaard@gmail.com.

Shorter lessons are available at £25/hour. Please contact me if you’d like to do something specific, such as learning how to make rings, bezel settings, tube settings, prong settings, settings for trillion settings, small boxes, hinges or something else.