Learn how to make jewellery!

I teach regular termly jewellery classes and single day jewellery courses in Chesham, Buckinghamshire. I also teach Wednesday 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 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 11 week session starts 24 September 2019) £347

Tuesday 5:00pm-7:00pm (next 11 week session starts 24 September 2019) £139

Tuesday 7:30pm-9:30pm (next 11 week session starts 24 September 2019) £139

To book, please click on this link to Buckinghamshire Adult Learning and search for “jewellery” 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 and search for “jewellery” or call 01296 382403.

 

Jewellery class on Wednesday evenings at Maiden Erlegh School in Reading

18:45 – 21:15 Wednesday evenings – intermediate/advanced jewellery class – next term starts 25 September 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.

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

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

Introduction to silver jewellery making: make a silver pendant: Thursday 19 September 2019

Introduction to silver jewellery making: make two silver rings: Thursday 21 November 2019

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 the first person and £60 for each additional person. 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.