MAKE-DAY: Spring Floral Earrings SAT 23 MAR

Date: Saturday 23 March, 2024

Start Time: 10am

End Time: 4:30pm

Venue: FORGE

Create a unique pair of sterling silver earrings to celebrate spring, whilst learning essential jewellery making techniques.

Special discount to FORGE Friends, enter your code at checkout 

What will I make?

A pair of silver drop floral earrings.

What will happen on the day?

You will start the day with a tea or coffee whilst getting to know your fellow makers. You will be supplied with everything you need including pad, pencil, apron, silver and tools.

This class will begin by looking at a variety of floral earrings which you can choose to make, or you may want to adapt them to your own design. Through demonstrations and guidance from the tutor, you will then learn the various ways of cutting out your desired shape, having the chance to practice on a piece of copper before moving onto sterling silver.

You will then make your earring hooks using heat and pliers, which will be threaded through a drilled hole in the flower to create a beautiful pair of silver drop earrings, ready to wear or to be gifted to someone special.

What skills do I need?

Difficulty Level: EASY

No previous experience needed, just a steady hand, a little patience and willingness to give it a go! Don't worry if you feel you're not artistic or creative, you will be taken through the whole process step by step.

What should I bring?

- Reading glasses (if you need them!) 

- Money or card payment for optional gold plating,

What should I wear? 

Clothes: Casual and not too precious as they may get a bit dusty or damaged.  Avoid long, loose fitting sleeves and anything that might catch or get caught whilst you are working.

Shoes: Casual flat shoes and no open toed sandals in case you drop a hammer or something hot on them!

Hair: Tie long hair back.

Who is my instructor?

Laila Smith has been making jewellery for over 25 years and she started her career in the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham. She has been teaching for two decades and is ready to help you achieve your jewellery dreams.

How do I get there? 

See contact page for details on public transport and parking.