Praise for classes at The Little Craftery:
"Very good course. Well taught, everyone completed a lovely ring which fitted. Nice environment. Good value, includes all materials. Highly recommend." - Clare, Ring Making Class.
"I had a lovely time making my bracelet. The class was well taught - it was so nice having such a patient teacher who explained things clearly. The other ladies doing the course were friendly as well so it made it more fun. Thank you. " - Denise, Macrame Bracelet Class.
"Wendy is very friendly and welcoming! I enjoyed the class so much that I am going back to future classes! It's the perfect place to learn new skills and make new friends." - Diane, Needle Felting Cats Class.
£65 - 4½ hours
Make a beautiful made-to-measure ring with 925 (sterling) silver, under the expert tuition of Jenny, a qualified and experienced metalsmith.
Suitable for beginners with no previous jewellery making experience, you will be guided through every step of the journey: Sizing, shaping, soldering, adding texture and finishing. Please note that participants will need a reasonable amount of arm and hand strength.
The class lasts for approximately 5 hours, including a half-hour break for lunch. The cost of £65 includes all materials, instruction and (of course) tea and biscuits!
Who is the class for?
This class is designed for beginners who would like to learn basic silver jewellery making techniques, and make their very own sterling silver ring. You will need a reasonable amount of hand and arm strength. Sorry, children under 16 are not permitted.
The skills you will learn in this class are the basic jewellery making techniques used in traditional jewellery making and silversmithing. To begin with, Jenny will take you through the tools you will use and the basic techniques you will learn. You’ll be able to choose the design for your final piece, and Jenny will show you every step of the way to creating your ring: Sizing, shaping, soldering, using hammer textures, and finishing.
The price includes everything you need: all materials and use of any necessary tools, full instruction from Jenny, and light refreshments. Lunch is not included, but you’re welcome to bring a packed lunch, or pop out during the break.
What are the design options?
When you arrive at your class, you will be given the choice of different band widths and thicknesses, and there are several textured finishes to choose from. You will be given a chance to test out the textured finishes, so you’ll have plenty of time to decide. There are many possible combinations, and Jenny will guide you through every step, to ensure that you make a unique ring to be proud of!
Please note that there will be a limited stock of materials, if you have any specific requirements, please contact us in advance to make sure your requirement can be accommodated.
How long will the class last?
The class will last approximately 4½ - 5 hours, which includes a 30 minute break for lunch (lunch is not included). It’s best to allow a little extra time as classes can sometimes over-run depending on group sizes. Smaller groups may finish earlier.
Where is the class held?
Classes are held in The Little Craftery in Field Row, Worthing, which is designed to be a functional, comfortable workspace for up to 5 participants. The shop will be closed to the public during your class, so you don’t need to worry about interruptions. If you have any special access requirements, please contact Wendy at The Little Craftery before you book to discuss, and to find out if access is available for you.
Do we need to book?
Yes, please do book in advance, as there are a limited number of places on each class (due to Covid restrictions we are currently only taking a maximum of 2 people per workshop), and we wouldn’t want you to be disappointed! We require full payment in advance in order to secure your booking. Online payments will be taken securely by either Square or Paypal. If you’d rather not book online, you can book in person at The Little Craftery.
Do I need to bring anything?
All your materials and light refreshments are supplied, but not lunch.
It is quite fine work, so if you use reading glasses or similar it may be useful to bring those with you.
What should I wear?
For safety reasons, you will be required to wear enclosed shoes.
Aprons will be provided, but it is still recommended to wear clothes that you don't mind getting a little dirty.
Can I cancel or reschedule my booking?
If you are unable to attend your class, please let us know as soon as possible. Cancellations made up to 7 whole days before the class will receive a full refund. Cancellations made within 7 days, or failure to show up for your class will not be eligible for a refund.
In any circumstance where a class is cancelled by The Little Craftery, we will attempt to contact you in advance as soon as possible to either reschedule or offer a full refund, as you prefer.