Jewellery Making Holidays

Short Breaks & Jewellery Making Workshops in the Beautiful Aveyron, SW France

We run a variety of jewellery making breaks all year round, suitable for absolute beginners and
those looking to expand their skills. Class sizes are kept very small (max 2-4) ensuring you have lots of one to one tuition.
Featured in the Sunday Times Best 100 Summer Holidays 2011
NEW WORKSHOPS - Keum Boo, Tube Setting & Prong Setting
2017 Diary

Photos of the Aveyron Introduction to Silversmithing Week of Jewellery Making Week of Jewellery Making Introduction to Jewellery Making

You will stay in our lovingly restored farmhouse in your own large comfortable attic bedroom with exposed stone walls and lofty high ceilings.
Price Includes accommodation, breakfast, lunch, transfers from and to Montpellier Airport and project materials.
Please feel free to call with any questions - 00 33 6 30 74 20 35

2016 WORKSHOP DIARY - Accommodation - Brochures - Aveyron Photos - Magazine Articles - FAQ's - Feedback & Reviews - Students Work
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Introduction to Silversmithing
2 Workshop Days / 3 Nights - £445 per person
3 Workshop Days / 4 Nights - £545 per person


We will take you through all the basic techniques Including sawing, hammering, forming, soldering, cleaning and polishing and you will design and make a number of pieces including rings and a pendant.

Returning Students - You can include Keum Boo (add £8 for gold) and tube setting in this workshop.

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Stone Setting - Bezel, Tube and an Interesting Way With Riveting !
2 Workshop Days / 3 Nights - £445 per person
3 Workshop Days / 4 Nights - £545 per person


Learn how to set beautiful semi precious cabochons and dichroic glass in your own handmade bezel settings for rings, pendants and earrings. Optional - Tube Setting and Capturing stones with Riveting. Prerequisite - Introduction to Silversmithing or similar experience
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Introduction to Jewellery Making
2 Workshop Days / 3 Nights - £445 per person
3 Workshop Days / 4 Nights - £545 per person


All the basics from choosing and using tools to learning how to make your own findings & ear wires, making wire wrapped loops, using crimps, beading etc and you'll have a choice of projects including earrings, bracelets, necklaces and wire rings.
 
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Fold Forming & Riveting Workshop (both techniques available as one day add on workshops)
2 Workshop Days / 3 Nights - £445 per person
3 Workshop Days / 4 Nights -
£545 per person

A great fun workshop exploring the very versatile and exciting techniques of fold forming and riveting. Lots of hammering ! Fold forming - changing metal with minimal tools and creating 3D shapes for earrings, pendants and bracelets.
Riveting - join pieces of metal without soldering and using riveting for decorative effect and to make beautiful rings,
pendants, bangles and earrings.

 
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Jewellery Making Workshops Dichroic Glass Fusing

Glass Fusing - Making Fused Glass Jewellery
2 Workshop Days / 3 Nights - £445 per person
3 Workshop Days / 4 Nights - £545 per person


Learn how to cut, layer and fuse glass then turn your glass into beautiful jewellery using a range of techniques including gluing, drilling, riveting and wire wrapping. We'll use both plain and dichroic glass to make pieces that really sparkle and shine !

Not listed in Diary ? Please email me for dates.

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NEW - Etching & Riveting
2 Workshop Days / 3 Nights - £445* per person
3 Workshop Days / 4 Nights -
£545* per person
Salt water electro etching on copper - A wonderful new workshop exploring different ways of creating a resist on metal and etching using an easy to set up salt water etching technique. We may also etch a silver piece using a similar method with silver nitrate. You will make your etched pieces into jewellery using a variety of techniques including riveting.

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Silversmithing Special - Rings Workshop - Stacker, Spinner, Anticlastic & Barrelled !
2 Workshop Days / 3 Nights - £445 per person
3 Workshop Days / 4 Nights -
£545 per person
With rings on her fingers.... You can never have too many rings !  This workshop is suitable for beginners and concentrates on making rings - Stacker rings, stamped message rings, anticlastic or barrelled rings, dangle rings - the choice is endless.

 
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Wireworking Workshop including Making Perfect Wire Wrapped Loops & Herringbone Wrap
2 Workshop Days / 3 Nights - £445 per person

3 Workshop Days / 4 Nights - £545 per person

This workshop will teach you all the basics from making wrapped loops, through to forming shapes, making simple chains and clasps, making ear wires& earrings, opening & closing jump rings, making light fine silver head pins with a torch, hammering to harden, making a wonderful bracelet and lots more. 3 Day Workshop - Optional - Silver soldering taster!
 
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NEW - Handmade Findings Masterclass
2 Days / 3 Nights - £445 per person
3 Workshop Days / 4 Nights - £545 per person

Make your handmade jewellery really special and unique with your own handmade findings - learn to design and make ear wires to suit your earring designs, clasps, earring, bracelet and necklace elements - Please email me for more information.
 
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Stamping Workshop
2 Workshop Days / 3 Nights - £445* per person
3 Workshop Days / 4 Nights - £545* per person

Basic jewellery making and stamping - Stamped, personalised jewellery is becoming more and more popular, learn how to stamp words, designs, pendants, rings and bracelets. Workshop by arrangement - please email me with your preferred dates. 3 day workshop includes general jewellery making and optional silver soldering taster.
 
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Wonderful Week of Jewellery !
5 workshop days, 1 free day for relaxing / 7 nights. £990 per person

Design Your Own Workshop - Pick a two day & a 3 day workshop and create your own Wonderful Week of Jewellery Making or join one of the weeks in our diary

 
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Come With a Friend (also Perfect Mother and Daughter Breaks)
Book a short break or weeks holiday with a friend and you will get the workshops and cottage to yourselves we won't take any other bookings for the time you are with us.
 
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NEW - One to One Workshop - Workshop designed to suit you and you get the cottage to yourself !
Just add 50% to Standard Price

The Ultimate in attention - one to one tuition and you get the whole cottage to yourself as we don't take any other bookings whilst you are with us. Whether you just want to get away from everything and have a little me time or you want to benefit from one to one tuition.

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