Basic Silver Jewelry Program
Our Jewelry workshops are designed for the complete beginner. Most of our students have little or no training in Jewelry fabrication techniques, yet they are able to produce pieces of exceptional quality. We will try our best to ensure you have an enjoyable time and leave the workshop with new skills to help you pursue your craft interests in the future. Classes can be taken 1-5 days and the instruction is one on one to create unique jewelry piece(s) created by you.
Beginners Five Day Course
In our five days program we have developed three projects for the complete beginner. Each project has a different level of difficulty. If you are able to complete the three projects before the end of the course you may pursue an individual project in consultation with the instructor. (you can choose how many days to take the class)
1st Project: Pendant
For the pendant project you may start with a design in mind or choose from several predetermined designs. Through direct interaction with the materials and tools and with instruction from the teacher you will learn the following techniques.
- Piercing/ drilling
- Sawing out graphic shapes
- Filing and refining forms
- Forming a silver dome
- Silver polishing and surfacing
2nd Project: Ring
Learning to make a perfect circular form is one of the most basic and important skills in jewelry making. In this project you will learn to form a perfect silver ring from silver sheet or wire.
- How to determine the size of a ring for any individual.
- Torch techniques for soldering.
- How to form sheet or wire into a perfect circular form.
- Surface decoration and texturing techniques. Metal finishing and polishing.
3rd Project: Stone setting
Stone setting can be one of the most demanding and rewarding aspects of jewelry making. After completing the first 2 projects you will learn the follow technique for the bezel stone setting method
- How to select a stone for trouble free bezel setting
- Design considerations for bezel stone setting
- How to solder a bezel setting on to a ring or pendant
- The techniques and tools for bezel setting
You can begin the course any day from
Monday to Friday 10.00am – 4.00pm
One hour lunch break between 12.30pm-1.30pm.
No classes on weekends.
Missed classes can be moved to a later date. There will be no refund for class cancellation.
1 day workshop is 1,750 BHT (approx. US$ 56)
2 days workshop is 3,400 BHT (approx. US$109)
3 days workshop is 5,100 BHT (approx. US$164)
4 days workshop is 6,700 BHT (approx. US$216)
5 days workshop is 8,200 BHT (approx. US$264)
A complete set of tool and a bench will be assigned to each student for the duration of the workshop.
Costs vary depending upon the weight of the object the student designs. An average silver band is approx. 7-10gm.
Silver is 40 baht / gm. (Average ring band 250-500 Baht) (approx. 7-15 US$)
Workshop size maximum is 7 people per day. Call or email us to see if there is a spot open.