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Bigbury Mint Jewellery-making Courses

We have released our new dates for jewellery-making courses in 2023 run by Vicky Hodgkiss  BA (Hons) Silversmithing and Jewellery-Making. We will shortly be releasing some brand new courses giving you the chance to learn more advanced jewellery skills. If you are interested please follow our Facebook page where we will post all the news and information about our new courses.

Medal-making requires us to learn many different craft skills, some of which could be ‘lost’ as technologies change.  We think it’s so important to take the trouble to teach and pass on these skills and techniques. So, what’s the point of learning them? They are fun and satisfying to do and they may be useful in the future either because we place a higher value on something directly made by humans or because they require very little non-renewable energies.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS:

“Really enjoyed the workshop. Thank you for a great lesson.” Tilly

“Thanks Vicky, I loved the course and for a total novice I was staggered at what I managed to knock up under your tutelage. Thanks for the way you delivered the course and for making me go home happy and achieved.” Dave

“With Vicky’s support I have made two rings that I am over the moon about – with a last spit and polish they are as smooth as a baby’s bum and shining to perfection. Can’t stop smiling tonight: I feel really clever. My thanks to Vicky for creating a wonderful environment.” Kat

 

Personalised Ring Making Workshop

Learn to make a solid silver and a copper ring using traditional techniques. You will learn how to size, texture and solder, shape and finish to create two unique rings from scratch, and made to fit you perfectly. Courses are held in our fully-equipped traditional metal workshop at Bigbury Mint in Ermington, South Devon.

Next Courses
Wednesday 8 March 2023, 6pm to 9pm
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Personalised Pendant and Earrings Workshop

Learn to make a solid silver pendant and a set of earrings using traditional techniques, including forming, texturing and polishing. Held in a well- equipped metal-working workshop at Bigbury Mint in Ermington, South Devon.

You can choose from different shaped pieces of silver (either heart, circle or square shaped) and then personalise it to your own design.

Next Courses
Saturday 11 February, 9am to 1pm
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Stacking Rings Workshop

Learn to make a copper and two silver rings which can stack on top of each other, making a set of three stacking rings in total. In this 3 hour workshop you will be shown how to form rings using traditional techniques and solder and shape your rings to fit you perfectly. Our courses are held in a fully-equipped traditional metal workshop at Bigbury Mint in Ermington, South Devon.

Next Courses
Wednesday 22 February, 6pm to 9pm
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Spinner Ring Workshop

This workshop is most suitable for people who already have some jewellery experience. You will be taught how to make a copper and a silver ring, each with a seperate moving band. These rings have many different names: meditation, worry, swivel, turning, prayer and motion rings.

Next Courses
Saturday 25 March, 9am to 1pm
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Bangle Making Workshop

This course is great for beginners to learn some basic silver-working techniques, and you will go away with a copper bangle and a solid silver bangle that you have made yourself ! This course will be run by silversmith Vicky Hodgkiss.

Next Courses
To be announced
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NEW Workshops

We are planning some exciting new workshops for 2023. Come back soon to find out more.

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