Weekend Improvers Course

This class is an intensive weekend course to take your skills to the next level

Is our 2 Day Weekend Improvers Course for you?

The emphasis of this two day course is to improve upon the skills you have already learnt in our introductory course or if you have learnt a few skills already in another evening class or course.

You will practice and develop these skills and learn a few new techniques as well. This is the perfect way to take your jewellery making to the next level. 

Day 1: Saturday

On Saturday you will be making a chain bracelet and setting a faceted ( diamond cut ) stone. You will also learn how to make the findings for this – so the hook and eye clasp. If you prefer you can solder on an extender chain to make it into a necklace.

On this day you will be practising and improving on the following skills:

  • soldering
  • stone setting
  • filing

Day 2: Sunday

On Sunday you will be finishing off the bracelet, and then learning riveting – a way of joining jewellery through cold connections – no soldering! You will make a pendant and can use mixed metals if you like.

On this day you will be practising and improving on the following skills:

  • Piercing
  • Filing
  • Texturing

At the end of the weekend you will take away with you:

  • A chain bracelet/necklace with a faceted stone set into it
  • A pendant made with mixed metals

Duration of Course

We will be holding classes throughout the year, please check the bottom of this page for availibility.

How much we talking

The price of this intensive 2 day course is €300, please note there will be a small extra charge for materials depending on what you make.


Our cancellation policy is as follows: you will receive 100% of your course fee if you cancel by email or phone more than 2 weeks prior to the course. If you cancel two weeks or less before the course is due to start, you will 0% of your course fee back. 

    Cancellation and Rescheduling

    In order to cancel a booking, you must inform us by email at info@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 30 days 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 30 day 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 at least 14 days 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. 

    What’s Included

    We provide Tea & coffee and some chocolate

    All tools and equipment, drills & aprons are provided for the duration of the course.

    Why Silver Works

    Unlike traditional institutions, our priority is to help you learn & develop a new skill, not profit.

    This is why we offer only 6 places within our bespoke courses, so you get the most out of each class!

    You will be taught by highly experienced goldsmiths, working within the industry who has an abundance of Jewellery design experience.

    Health and 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

    Áine Walsh , Aug 2021

    “This was so much fun! I was a little nervous going in as a beginner, but our instructor was very helpful and explained everything clearly. Definitely an experience I would recommend!”

    Ricardo Cofré, Sept 2021

    “I took a course of setting stones. It was absolutely useful for me. The work stations, the tools, and the space are excellent. The teacher is very didactic and patient. Thank you!”

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