Jewellery with Wood
You will explore how to make contemporary sculptural jewellery pieces with silver inlay, inlaid pearls and laminating different woods. We will be shaping and decorating and there will be time to experiment from what we have learnt during the week. We will make a pendant with small silver dot inlay, a ring or pendants with silver line inlay, a ring or pendants with an inlaid pearl and a final project laminating different woods together.
Who should take this course?
Complete beginners or those with jewellery skills who wish to learn another material without needing to make large investment in new tools.
There will be guided exercises that also allow for individual design input. We will look at the diverse range of jewellery by contemporary designers using wood in a huge variety of ways and information will be given on sourcing materials.
By the end of the course you should learn a variety of ways to use wood in jewellery and ideas for how to continue more projects. You will make at least 4 pieces of jewellery in wood using different decorative methods
Please bring to the first session:
- sawing and shaping wood for silver inlay
- inlay of freshwater pearls
- laminating woods
- different methods to integrate wood into completed jewellery
Meet the Tutor:
On this course you will explore how to make contemporary sculptural jewellery pieces with silver inlay, inlaid pearls and laminating different woods. We will be shaping and decorating and there will be time to experiment and build on what you have learnt.