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    Well, i started my course at the Glasgow Met on Saturday. It was brill!!! I made a silver band ring. Totally plain and iv not polished it up yet but im just so chuffed with it!!
    Snowf1975

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/1039948...polished-beads

  • #2
    Great!

    That sounds very exciting. I am starting a silverwork course at the end of the month too, hope I can make a ring by the end of the first session too! Can't wait!
    Joanna
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    • #3
      I'm doing a 3-day one at the end of March - can't wait! I'm going with a friend of mine and it's her birthday right after, so no surprise as to what she's getting! Can't wait to see your photos!
      "I was inoculated, very early in life, against all forms of magic and elfin whimsy, even when convincingly disguised as literature." Clive James
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      • #4
        Fun, isn't it !! I did mine years ago but still remember it all and how excited I was. If you can try and do things like polishing at home that way you have more time to learn more in the classes.

        Melanie

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        • #5
          well, i dont have any of the equipment at home so i'll need to wait until saturday now. iv still to file the souldered area and then use this big fancy machine to polish. oh, how exciting.

          next session we are going to be using a machone that can imprint a fabric pattern onto metal. Think i'll buy some nice lace to take in.

          glowjo, you will love it! and so will you madly.

          once i finish something, i'll post a pic.
          Snowf1975

          https://www.etsy.com/listing/1039948...polished-beads

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          • #6
            I started a jewellery silversmith course a couple of weeks ago too. I have polished my ring and it's very exciting. Think we're doing another ring next time but with a bezel set stone, can't wait.
            Elinor
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            • #7
              One day course

              I recently went on a one day course in Tunbridge Wells, we started at 10.00 through to 4.00 (we all agreed that we would have a short lunch). Made a reticulated pendant, managed to cover everything from sawing,hammering for texture, cutting out small pieces of silver with saw and snips, coiling silver wire with pliers, using the torch reticulating them together, cleaning and polishing the piece.

              It was fantastic I am going to book another one day course for May. The tutor was excellent, she runs and evening class in Maidstone but I don't think I could get there in time otherwise I would do it.

              I'm hooked, just like this forum though I am being a bit more strict.

              Linda

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              • #8
                Wow, you guys seem to cover so much in such a short time. i am on my silver smithing course 1 morning a week since last Sept and I have made the 3 bits you can see in my silver album, now I am stone setting (bezel set) on a pendant. It's slow going as I am the only beginner on the course (the rest are years 2 and 3) plus we have to produce a folder of work (as it's credited - this takes the most time).
                If you want to polish stuff at home and dont want to spend out on the machinery may I recommend polishing papers from Kernowcraft;
                http://www.kernowcraft.com/Product.a...ishing%20paper
                They are much cheaper and last for many pieces.
                Good luck all of you on your courses.

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                • #9
                  Blimmin heck! Iv had one evening of my course and we made nothing! Well unless you include the practice bit of copper we had to bend, hammer, drill etc. Oh well, back tonight and we might actually start making things!
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Hagar View Post
                    Wow, you guys seem to cover so much in such a short time. i am on my silver smithing course 1 morning a week since last Sept and I have made the 3 bits you can see in my silver album, now I am stone setting (bezel set) on a pendant. It's slow going as I am the only beginner on the course (the rest are years 2 and 3) plus we have to produce a folder of work (as it's credited - this takes the most time).
                    If you want to polish stuff at home and dont want to spend out on the machinery may I recommend polishing papers from Kernowcraft;
                    http://www.kernowcraft.com/Product.a...ishing%20paper
                    They are much cheaper and last for many pieces.
                    Good luck all of you on your courses.
                    oh thats good to know!!! Think i'll buy them at some point.
                    Snowf1975

                    https://www.etsy.com/listing/1039948...polished-beads

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                    • #11
                      On the weekend courses I run, people always take at least 2 finished pieces away with them. That's because the classes are really small and people get lots of my time.
                      Best wishes
                      Carole

                      www.caroleallenjewellery.co.uk

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                      • #12
                        It can be really tricky to get things finished on courses, depending on how many other students are on it, how structured the tutor is with their time and how complex what you're doing is! But some things come together so quickly it gives you a real buzz! Really glad you enjoyed the course!
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                        • #13
                          Got my course booking confirmation today! We're going at the end of March and I can't wait! Bought a huge stone off ebay (fake, of course) and am hoping to learn how to set it during the course...
                          "I was inoculated, very early in life, against all forms of magic and elfin whimsy, even when convincingly disguised as literature." Clive James
                          Click the scales- rep points are for life, not just for Xmas!
                          http://madlyswaps.blogspot.com/

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                          • #14
                            You lucky devils! I did my level 1 art clay silver course last year and loved it, I would love to do a silversmith course sometime but it´s a bit far to travel from Spain!
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                            • #15
                              well, here it is. Its week 2 and i finished my silver ring today. I gave it a pitted effect (dont think its very clear on the picture). Im really chuffed with it.

                              Snowf1975

                              https://www.etsy.com/listing/1039948...polished-beads

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