Silver Metal Clay Taster Class at the London Jewellery School

Do you fancy making your own bespoke designer jewellery? Check out the classes at the London Jewellery School where you can learn to make jewellery from beads, silver, wood, perspex, glass, resin, haberdashery and recycle vintage jewellery.

The London Jewellery School is located round the corner from Hatton Garden, an area known for being the centre of London’s jewellery trade, so there are plenty of places to look for inspiration on your way to class.

I took an evening taster class working with silver metal clay. We were each presented with a tiny lump of silver clay which we rolled flat, embossed, cut into shape with a little cookie cutter and decorated with a sparkly stone. Finally the piece was blow-torched. This left a small white blob with a crust which brushed off leaving a shining silver pendant.

Making a silver pendant from scratch in two and a half hours initially felt rather ambitious, but the class was well paced and everyone had a lovely pendant to take home. Tutor Sima Vaziry was reassuring and experienced, explaining each step clearly and making sure everyone finished their pieces. Most of my coursemates had some experience of jewellery making, and a couple were regulars at the school, but as a beginner I didn’t feel overwhelmed.

Often craft classes require little more than tables, chairs and biscuits, but the London Jewellery School workrooms are set up like a well-stocked professional studio. The taster class was a fun and friendly introduction, but the school was equiped with the facilities and expert tuition to give you the skills you would need to embark on jewellery design as a career.

The silver metal clay taster evening class costs £35. www.londonjewelleryschool.co.uk

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  1. Jessica Rose says:

    Wow, thanks for the blog post. We are so glad you enjoyed the class and can’t wait to have you back for another one some time soon.

    The pendant looks excellent, its amazing what you can achieve in just a few hours even as a complete beginner,

    Love the butterfly and the purple stone for a bit of sparkle,

    Thanks for coming :-))

    Jessica Rose
    Director
    London Jewellery School

  2. La Bella says:

    Making your own jewellery is very rewarding when you are wearing the jewellery and you get good comments on it. We sell hand made jewellery in our gift shop called la bella as well as giftware and homeware.

  3. Thank you very much for this information. As we are doing group travels to London, we will inform our customers in Germany and Austria about this possibility.

  4. Emma Lieghlon says:

    Wow this looks amazing. Thanks for the blog post, the butterfly looks lovely.

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