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Silverwork for Metal Clay Artists Class

This is a two day class.

PMC is such a wonderful medium which allows you to produce great pieces of fine silver jewellery without having to train in silverwork for years. Commercial findings - like earring hooks, chains and clasps - are readily available and mean you can quickly wear your PMC jewellery with pride.

Maybe you're like other PMC artists who've found that as they get more experienced, they begin to wonder what it would be like to create their own findings, making their jewellery totally unique. Perhaps you have ideas for including specific designs of clasp or earring hook into your work but lack the silverwork skill or confidence to make them a reality.




Chain bracelet


To help PMC artists who want to learn how to make things like earring hooks, jump rings and clasps, we've created this course. You'll learn about working in sterling silver, how to bend and harden your wire to create springy earring hooks that are durable and last a lifetime.

You'll learn how to make simple clasps for your necklaces so your jewellery is truely hand made. Wire bending and shaping will be covered, building your confidence in handling sterling.

Once you have the basics under your belt, you'll begin to create more complicated findings, learn how to make jump rings and simple chains, and discover how to attach sterling to PMC by soldering with a small butane torch. You pay for the silver that you use as you go along and on average each beginner’s project costs around £15.

This class will equip you to create unique findings, incorporating your own design ideas and allowing you to put your own personality into every aspect of your PMC jewellery.

Your tutor for this class will be Lisa Cain

Download a pdf file with the information on this page here


Things to consider before booking these courses...

This course is suitable for complete beginners in silverwork. You should bring your own PMC items so you can add findings to them while you're here.

If you're really serious about creating unique PMC jewellery, you might like to have a look at our class covering unique textures for PMC.


Got questions about this jewellery making course?

bullet logo The jewellery school is based near St Austell in Cornwall, UK and all jewellery making classes run in our well equipped, purpost built workshop.

Call the jewellery school on +44 (0)1726 817989

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To book this course...

Visit this page to find out the dates and price of the jewellery making course and book jewellery making classes online using our secure system. If the jewellery making course you're interested in is not on the schedule...

Call us on +44 (0)1726 817989 or email us to discuss your learning requirements


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