Introduction to Silversmithing Workshop - 2 Days/3 Nights- £295 (including accommodation)
or NEW - 3 Workshop Days / 4 Nights - £395 (includes 1 day general jewellery making OR stone setting)
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This workshop is designed for beginners, it will introduce you to basic silversmithing and you will design and make jewellery in sterling silver & copper, your choice of projects will include, pendants, ir of earrings, wire stacker rings & heavier sheet silver ring and bracelet, we will cover making your own earwires and findings and make a pair of earrings. Techniques covered will include sawing, hammering, soldering, cleaning and polishing (using a tumber) and forming metal. We will start with a series of stacker rings to build up your confidence in soldering (these will have different finishes and look wonderful and are easy to wear) and we will build up to sawing and soldering a more substantial ring out of sheet silver.
NEW 3 day workshops - 3 Workshop Days / 4 Nights - £395 - 2 Day Introduction to Silversmithing Plus:-
1 Day Basic Jewellery Making skills including wire wrapped loops, opening and closing jump ring
OR 1 day of basic stone setting - making and using bezels - please click for more information.
OR Pick one of our One Day Workshops - Please click for more information
Workshops are kept small 1-3 people to make sure you get lots of attention and you will stay in your own room in a cosy renovated cottage.
There will be no single supplement and vegetarians will be well fed ! Please feel free to give us a call if you would like to have a chat about the holiday - 00 33 6 30 74 20 35 or 00 33 5 65 46 13 55 or email us your number and we'll call you back
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What is Included:
Project materials - all project materials are included. Most projects will be made in silver, practice pieces and larger pieces will be made in copper (eg if you choose to make bangles as one of your projects we will provide copper wire but additional materials will be available for purchase and you will have the option to buy silver if you prefer (max £10 per bangle).
Loan of tools
Accommodation (own room)
Breakfasts & Lunches at La Vidalerie (meals, drinks etc taken whilst out and about are not included)
Transfers from and to Rodez airport
Flights - Cheap flights via RyanAir to Rodez (http://www.ryanair.co.uk).
1 to 2 people (we prefer to keep the workshops small to make sure you get individual attention but larger groups or additional places can be easily arranged.)
How To Book
You can reserve a place on this workshop by paying a deposit of £40 via PayPal (please click the button below) or cheque
Dates- Please click here for our diary page
Short Break - £295
Day 1 - Arrive at Rodez Airport and depending upon your arrival time, sightseeing on the way to St Geniez d'Olt so you can settle into your room before having dinner (dinner is not included in the price)
Days 2 & 3 - Workshop days - 2 days of jewellery making. On these days breakfast and lunch will be provided at La Vidalerie.
Day 4 - Depending upon your departure time - leisurely drive to Rodez Airport in good time for your flight home
Longer Breaks 3 Days / 4 Nights Breaks - £395
Similar itinerary to above but with an extra workshop day
Where is the Aveyron
Aveyron is the fifth largest department in France but is 78th in terms of population - it really is a land of open spaces (a nature reserve covers one third of the department).
Nearest airport - Rodez (Cheap flights via RyanAir).
Stunning valley and breath taking scenery along with having 10 of the official “les plus beaux villages de France” (more than any other department) Aveyron is a photographers dream
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