Courses

2017-18

 

One Day Wedding / Civil Partnership Ring Course

 

What better way to start life’s journey together than to design and make your own wedding or civil partnership rings from recycled silver, Fairtrade gold or a combination of both including reworking your family heirloom pieces!

No experience is needed. You will both be guided every step of the way on this unique and creative one-day course. Run by award winning jewellery designer Julia Thompson, from her professional and welcoming silver studio in the heart of rural Somerset.

…the outcome will be two beautiful rings, full of love and meaning that you’ll both be proud to wear forever, plus great memories of a fantastic day….

Please contact Julia for more information on how to book and arrange a date that suits you both.

Barnz & Shaena exchanging rings that they made from sentimental gold and recycled silver – Kerry Palmer Photography

Testimonials…

 

“Julia patiently guided us through all the steps involved and it was a very meaningful moment when we soldered the flat strips of gold into actual rings. We were very pleased with the results, and enjoyed the day enormously! It was fantastic to be able to exchange rings on our wedding day that we had made for each other, rather than something mass-produced and bought in a High Street shop.”

Catherine & Matt Geen

 

“Julia was so knowledgeable and helpful.  As we were marrying at a heritage railway centre she took our inspiration on board, helping us incorporate patterns and textures of steam engines and railways to create such interesting rings. We hammered, punched, and cut shapes out of three toning metals, forming them into our wonderful rings. Making the rings was such a personal and inspiring experience, and resulted in the most unique demonstration of our commitment to each other. We have also had so many compliments on them. Thank you Julia!”

Simon & Heather Ramsden-Fletcher

 

 

10 Week Silver Jewellery Evening Course

 

Feb – May, Spring 2018

 

Tuesday OR Thursday Evenings…

 

Next Spring I will once again be running two 10 week silver jewellery evening courses simultaneously, both at a cost of £260 each with materials charged extra by the gram.

 

The first of the two starting on Tuesday 20th February, and the second starting on Thursday 22nd February 2018.  Both classes will run from 7pm-9pm,  every Tuesday and Thursday evening (breaking for two weeks over the Easter break) until Tuesday 8th May, and Thursday 10th May 2018.

Suitable for beginners and those who wish to expand on their silver jewellery skills.  You can expect to learn traditional silver fabrication skills which will include stone setting so that you can then design and make your own piece/s, or complete any unfinished projects as the course progresses.

The 10 week course will be run by Julia, Jennifer and Beccy from The Polishing Room, Flaxdrayton Farm, South Petherton Somerset.  Advance booking is essential as places are limited to a minimum of 6, maximum of 8 people thus ensuring everybody gets an excellent amount of tuition.

Dates are as follows:

 

Tuesday 20th February              Thursday 22nd February
Tuesday 27th February              Thursday 1st March
Tuesday 6th March                     Thursday 8th March
Tuesday 13th March                   Thursday 15th March
Tuesday 20th March                   Thursday 22nd March

 

~ Two Week Easter Break ~
         resuming again on:

 

Tuesday 10th April                 Thursday 12th April
Tuesday 17th April                 Thursday 19th April
Tuesday 24th April                 Thursday 26th April
Tuesday 1st May                     Thursday 3rd May
Tuesday 8th May                    Thursday 10th May

 

£260.00 per person, silver will be charged extra by the gram and stones at cost price.

 

“Thoroughly enjoyed the course, learned so much, and want to do more… I highly recommend it”
R.Delaney

“Just to let you know Julia, I am enjoying the course immensely and have worn the Wonder Woman necklace into work, in the hope it’s giving me extra special powers!”  A.Cox

 

*   If you’re thinking of purchasing the course for someone as a gift, especially with Christmas on the way… Please let us know so that we can send you a  free personlised gift voucher!   *

Please contact Julia for more information and gift voucher options.

 

 

Cuttlefish Casting Day Workshop

 

~ Saturday 2nd December 2017

 

A fun and exclusive day course with Julia and guest teacher Rebecca Prosser where you get to experiment with hand carving a unique design AND cast an object of your choice in recycled silver scrap through the medium of cuttlefish bone.  Leave with two handmade pieces of ethical precious metal designer jewellery that you’ve made using this age old sustainable technique!

Advance booking is essential as places are limited to a maximum of 6 people thus ensuring everybody gets an excellent amount of tuition.

Cuttlefish mould and cast silver item

Rebecca Prosser - Cuttlefish cast Ilminster Ammonite in recycled silver 10am – 5pm

with an hour for lunch (not included)

£95.00 per person, silver will be charged extra by the gram.

 

 

 

 

‘This was an amazing day. If ever you get chance to spend time at Julia’s workshops then do it – you won’t regret it xxxx’    Y.Froehlich

‘It’s a great experience, treat yourself next time Julia and Rebecca run the course!’    G.Carter

 

For up to date info on jewellery and wedding ring making courses you can follow Julia on Facebook (www.facebook.com/JuliaThompsonJewellery) and Twitter (@JTJewellery)

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