Personalised Silver Jewellery Making Workshop
Learn from our highly skilled jewellers in our Personalised Silver Jewellery Making Workshop and create your very own silver pendant/ charm, that can be attached to a necklace or bracelet! Classes are available at both our London and Brighton shops, simply select your chosen location, date and time from the options below and book in. If you are buying as a gift we also offer a workshop voucher that is applicable for any date, that allows the recipient to book a date of their choice (select 'voucher for any date' under the Date option). You will learn wax carving techniques and will carve your unique charm design out of jewellers wax, which we will cast into sterling silver and hand-stamp with your choice of personalisation. No experience needed, participants will receive full tuition. An 18" necklace chain or bracelet chain is included in the price, we also offer bangles or longer necklaces at a small additional cost. Optional 9ct rose/ yellow gold plating is available to purchase on the day at a cost of £20-30 depending on the size of your piece. We also offer stone setting at a cost of £35 per stone. For more info on the workshops and design inspiration check out our PTD Makes Instagram.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions, queries and booking.
But don't you need to be the crafty type to take part?
No. Participants will receive full tuition from our experienced jewellers, so you don't need any experience. All levels of ability are welcome and you're encouraged to go at your own pace until you've got the hang of the technique. All you need is a sense of fun!
When will workshops be held, how long are they and how do I book?
The Personalised Silver Charm Making Workshops are held in both our London and Brighton shops. Each workshop will be two hours long. To book, simply select your date and location from the options and purchase the workshop.
London shop address: 41 Camden Passage, Islington, London, N1 8EA. 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Brighton shop address: 31 Sydney Street, Brighton, BN1 4EP. 6:30pm - 8:30pm
How big are the groups in each workshop?
To make sure everyone gets the best experience, our classes will be kept to a maximum of twelve people and a minimum of six. Workshops are subject to reschedule if the minimum is not met - please contact us with any queries regarding this. We take group bookings, perfect for couples or even hen parties!
How much do they cost and what do I get for the price?
The cost of our Personalised Silver Charm Making Workshops are £75 per person. The price includes a glass of fizz, all the materials you'll need to make your charm and full tuition by our skilled jewellers. You will carve your charm design out of jewellers wax which we will cast into sterling silver after the class, and post directly to you. Optional 9ct gold plating is available for an additional £20-30 charge (depending on the size of your ring) and we can also hand-stamp your ring with your chosen personalisation, creating a beautiful piece that's unique to you.
Are refreshments included?
Yes the price includes a glass of fizz upon arrival. If you wish to BYOB you're more than welcome to.
If you need to cancel your place please contact us 48 hours prior to the workshop you're booked into in order to rebook onto a later date. We cannot guarantee a rebooking for a later date without 48 hours notice.
If you have any questions please email email@example.com. We look forward to seeing you there!
Workshop Gift Vouchers
Workshop vouchers are valid for 12 months from date of purchase and can be used for any available workshop date
Workshops are subject to reschedule if the minimum is not met - please contact us with any queries regarding this.
Under 18s need to be accompanied by an adult.
Process & Tools
Depending on what shape you would like to create, there is a choice of size and shape of wax blank. Then we make some simple sketches to work out your ideas before starting to sculpt the wax. Using scalpels, files, cutting tools, wet and dry paper and other exciting techniques, you begin cutting into the wax to make your shape. Pieces of wax will be available to practice and test out ideas before you start. There is no right and wrong with wax carving, any marks or shapes you make can be cast when the charm gets made into its final silver form.
The class lasts two hours but the actual wax carving could take between an hour and an hour and a half. It totally depends on the size of the wax blank and how much detail you wish to add to the surface.
At the end of the class the wax carvings will be labelled with your name and photographed to ensure you get your very own design back. After the class your design will be sent off to be cast by our expert casting supplier to be transformed into beautiful sterling silver. Within 4-5 weeks, your charm will be delivered or available to collect in one of our stores (you choose the delivery option).
During the class, the jeweller leading the workshop will help you decide how to personalise your design. Personalisation is completely optional and free. The number of characters, font size and personalisation can be discussed during the class. When the charm has been cast our jewellers will hand-stamp your desired lettering into the ring. We will also polish the ring up to a brilliantly sparkling finish.
Gold Plating & Stone Setting
Optional 9ct rose or 9ct yellow gold plating is available. The cost will be between £20 and £30 depending on the size of your piece. Stone setting is available at a cost of £35 per stone.
This item is lovingly made by hand in our Brighton workshop by one of our skilled crafters.
Standard Delivery within the UK
We use Royal Mail tracked service which does not require a signature as it will be posted through your letterbox if the item is small enough. If the item is larger and you are not in to accept your order the postman may choose to leave it in a safe place or leave a calling card for you.
3 working day express delivery
Our 3 working day express delivery service is available on many of our handmade jewellery items, if this service is available it will be listed within the options on the individual product page. Our 3 day service includes 'fast tracking' the item through our jewellery workshop and express signed-for post. We apologise that we are unable to offer 3 day express delivery on orders outside of the UK.
9ct gold orders
All solid gold and diamond jewellery is sent via Royal Mail Special Delivery and will require a signature upon receipt.
Delivery outside of the UK:
The timescales below apply after the item has been handmade
Most of Western Europe in 3-5 days.
The rest of Europe, USA & Canada within 5-10 days.
The rest of the world within 5-14 days.
These are approximate time frames as parcels need to also go through customs which we have no control over.
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You will receive a booking confirmation / e-ticket via email.