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 it on August 14th -15th from 10-5:30pm daily with an hour lunch break when you can head off and enjoy food from one of the amazing eateries in our lovely area, or pop to St. Stephens’s green for a picnic lunch : )

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.

    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. We have halved our class capacity to ensure the safety and well being of our staff and students during the current situation we find ourselves in. We ask that all students and teachers wear visors or masks during our class, as an added precaution, to keep each other safe. If you don’t have a mask, one will be provided for you. Each of our studios have been fitted with perspex dividers. We have installed sanitation stations for you to use on entering and exiting our premises. If you have any concerns or suggestions, please feel free to get in touch with us today at info@silverworks.ie

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