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Wooden Jewellery With Silver And Pearl Inlay (Weekend)

Wooden Jewellery With Silver And Pearl Inlay (Weekend)

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Sarah King


This course explores how to make contemporary sculptural jewellery pieces using wood with silver inlay and pearls. There will be guided exercises which you can adapt to create your own designs. You will have the opportunity to look at finished pieces. Step-by-step hand-outs and material sourcing information will also be provided.

The first project will be a pendant of 5mm depth wood inlaid with small silver dots. The second project will be to make a ring or pendant with 10mm depth wood and silver line and or an inlaid pearl. There will then be time to experiment with different woods, designs and shaping /decorating techniques.

Who should take this course?

Complete beginners or those with experience of working with metal who want to add skills in another material by making minor adaptation to their current hand-tools.

Topics covered include:

  • identifying suitable woods
  • creating your own jewellery design
  • simple inlays of silver dots and lines
  • how to inlay pearls into wood

By the end of the course you will have finished jewellery pieces in wood of your own design and the skills to continue experimentation on your own if desire.

Entry requirements: None

Level: Beginners

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Tutor Description

Sarah King is an established jeweller having sold her work through department stores such at Liberty and Barneys, New York and boutiques such as Ec one and The Cross. Since 2000 she has been experimenting with cast bioresin and these works are in public and private collections and many books on contemporary jewellery. She has taught at Birmingham School of Jewellery and London Metropolitan University. She is based in London and has a studio at Cockpit Arts.


Please bring the following materials to the first session:

  • Pen
  • Paper
  • Apron

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