1 Week Summer Taster Course

The best way to learn what you like the most is to try it all!

1 Week Taster Course

There are so many different ways to make jewellery, so why not choose our 1 week Taster Course to see which route you enjoy the most before fully committing to a more specified route! The end result being different jewellery pieces made entirely by yourself with knowledge you won’t get elsewhere by our jewellery experts.

This course is designed for the complete beginner or hobby enthusiast who ultimately doesn’t now where to begin but wants to dabble in a few different techniques first to see what peaks their interest and creativity the most. 

Each workshop will be taught by different teachers, giving you a wealth of knowledge and showing you multiple ways to approach jewellery making. 

As usual our course sizes are small – only 6 in a course group – as this enables us to give you enough attention, allows you to master different techniques, as well as getting to know your group and having more fun altogether!

See below for more details on each workshop. 

Benefits of Learning Jewellery Making Skills

There are many benefits to learning a new skill in general, but learning how to make jewellery specifically has its own benefits such as:

– Helps you start a new hobby and learn a highly skilled trade
– Connect back in with your creative side
– Improves focus and problem solving skills
– Unique and personalised gifts are a guarantee for your loved ones
– Working with your hands relaxes you
– There are so many different ways to do everything so you’ll have lots of fun exploring what works best for you!

Course Structure

Monday: Wax carving – making a wax ring (and it gets sent off to be cast in silver)
Tuesday: Metal clay – creating a pendant
Wednesday: Piercing a brass piece – sawing and piercing techniques & making an adjustable pierced brass ring
Thursday: Soldering – soldering jump rings and a ring 
Friday: Finishing off wax cast silver ring and general finishing and polishing of all pieces. 

Duration of Course

This will be a 1 week morning course from 10am-12.30pm Monday-Friday. Please see starting dates available. 

What's included in the course

– We provide Tea & Coffee & chocolates
– All tools and equipment, drills, brass, silver & aprons 

How much are we talking?

The total cost of the 1 week course is €425.

Our cancellation policy is as follows: you will receive your course fee (less 10% admin fee) if you cancel by email or phone more than 4 weeks prior to the course. If you cancel two weeks or less before the course is due to start, you will receive 0% of your course fee back.  

Cancellation and Rescheduling

In order to cancel a booking, you must inform us by email at enquiries@silverworks.ie 

Your cancellation must be confirmed as received by us on or before the relevant dates, as set out below.  All cancellations and transfers are subject to an administrative fee of 10% of the cost of the class/course.

  • If your written request is received more than 4 weeks before the event is due to begin, you will be entitled to a full refund of the amount paid, less the administrative fee.

  • If your written request is received within the 4 week period before the event, you will not be entitled to a refund for your place.

  • Cancellations requested after the course/event has started will not be considered.
  • Transfer to an alternative course/event should be requested in writing 2 weeks before the course start date.
  • Transfer requested less than 14 days before the event may be declined unless a replacement student can be found for your place prior to the start date.
  • If you fail to attend a course, event or class, no refund will be given, and no transfer request will be accepted.

If a class is cancelled or postponed for reasons for which we are responsible, such as staff illness, we will make every reasonable effort to reschedule the class to suit the majority of attendees, or add missed hours onto remaining classes.

Please note that all courses require a minimum number of attendees. If too few bookings are received, courses may be rescheduled.

Gift vouchers are not refundable in any circumstances.

If you cancel a course and are entitled to a refund, we will usually refund any money received using the same method originally used by you to pay for your purchase. We will process the refund due to you as soon as possible and, in any event, within 30 days of the day we received your valid notice of cancellation. 

Why Silver Works?

We are a group of Jewellery Designers and Makers who love to share our craft and help you learn a new skill!

We only offer small classes of up to 6 people, so that you can ask questions and learn directly from our super friendly (super lovely) and highly experienced tutor!

Health & Safety

We ask that you wear closed shoes. You will be provided with aprons to keep your clothes clean. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to get in touch with us today at enquiries@silverworks.ie

Where are we based?

Based on the lively Drury Street, in the Heart of Dublin City Centre, we are in a prime location for multiple bus routes as well as being within short walking distances from Luas Lines, Train Stations and Trinity College. You’ll find us above our sister brand shop named ‘The Collective’ which is home to over 30 Irish based jewellery designers’ and more at 24 Drury Street, D02 V658. Spot our Silver Works sign outside the building!

 

Some Dublin Buses that will bring you within a 2 minute walk to our location:

83, 83a, 9, 16, 123, 14, 15, 140, 40

Brina, January 2023

“Great course and easy to follow along!”

Denise, May 2023

Run!! Don’t walk to this class!! Take more classes after!! I’m over the moon with the ring I made and can’t wait to come back to Dublin to do something else with them. Thank you for such an incredible experience!”

Oleksandra, September 2022

“This was incredible! Super interesting experience, chill atmosphere, lovely teacher, nice conversations. Made some new friends while participating. Would definitely do it again!”

Dominic, May 2022

The course is actually great, it’s a fantastic insight into the world of ring making and I personally got a lot out of being able to ask questions about the craft. Our host was charismatic, funny and insanely gifted at guiding the group through the different steps of making our rings. The studio was comfy and well equipped, and it was great getting to mingle with the different guests. Overall an experience I would recommend anyone take while they’re in Dublin, seriously it was a brilliant evening for both me and my partner 🙂 “

Blake, May 2022

This was a fun and unique experience. Highly recommend for something lookin to learn something new. You get to craft and feel like a kid again”

Joelle, August 2021

“Isis explained everything very well and with patience. Very friendly, funny and a lot of information was given. would definitely recommend”

Robyn, November 2021

A wonderful way to connect with Irish silversmithing history. You definitely appreciate the effort that goes into hand-made metalwork. Definitely recommend for a unique experience in Dublin.”

Lisa, March 2020

“Very friendly and welcoming, a gorgeous little workshop, enjoyed every minute xx”

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