Jewellery Classes Overview
Jewellery classes at Gobbins Craft Workshop are suitable for both beginners with no previous jewellery making experience and intermediate students who wish to develop their skills. All classes are tutored by Heather, an experienced goldsmith who has taught students of all abilities for more than 25 years. Classes are limited to four, so that the pace can be adjusted to each individual student ensuring that they gain the maximum from the experience.
Students will be taught all essential skills and will be supplied with basic materials such as copper and solder for learning and developing skills. Thereafter, those who wish to work in silver, will be provided with information on trade suppliers along with materials advice.
Important Notes for all Students:
Tools: For all classes all equipment and tools will be supplied.
Dress: Wear old clothes, for health and safety no open toe shoes and long hair must be tied back.
Below are listed the range of standard courses and a timetable for the next couple of months. Additionally we are happy to arrange bespoke classes to suit your particular skill and/or schedule requirements for example full day or consecutive day classes. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Afternoon Taster class: 2.00pm – 4:00pm
Evening Taster Class: 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Description: rings and earrings
The taster class is designed for those with absolutely no experience of jewellery making who wish to give it a go. Students will be given an introduction to working with metal and will have the opportunity to saw, shape, solder and polish metal to produce a piece of jewellery.
Materials such as copper and solder are supplied along with all tools and equipment. If students wish to work in sterling silver, this can be purchased in the workshop. As a guide materials for a silver ring will cost £5 to £12 depending on quantity used.
Price of class – £25, includes tuition, copper and solder, use of all tools and equipment plus tea and biscuits.
Schedule – Taster classes are run on request and require a minimum of two participants. These classes can be arranged on weekdays
Morning class 10.30am – 1.30pm
Description: stacking rings
Come along for the morning and make your own set of little stacking rings. You will be able to decide your own combination of textures and finishes for the rings, making them a truly personal set! During this half day workshop you should be able to make 3 rings to take home with you. You will be supplied with silver to make your rings.
Other rings can be made from mix of copper and silver to create a real contrast or alternately, extra silver can be purchased in the workshop.
Returners can choose from a range of designs such as pendants, earrings and bracelets to try out new techniques and skills.
No prior experience is required as you will be shown all the skills you will need to make and size your rings. Heather will be on hand to closely guide and supervise at all stages of the process.
Price of class – £45, which includes sterling silver for one piece of jewellery, copper to learn and practice, use of all tools and equipment plus tea and biscuits.
Cost of materials – Additional sterling silver can be purchased if you wish to make more than one piece of silver jewellery, as a guide, silver for one ring, starts at about £6.
Schedule – Morning Classes are run most Fridays and Saturdays. Please call or email to confirm dates and availability.
Booking your course
Contact us by email or phone with preferred dates and number of students and we’ll confirm your booking.
If our standard course schedule doesn’t suit please contact us to discuss alternative arrangements. We are happy to arrange different days and times such as afternoon and full day classes.
If you would like to buy a workshop place as a gift but are unsure of which date to select, why not buy a Workshop Gift Voucher and let the recipient choose the date to suit them. Please contact us via email to for further details.