May and June have been very busy months for us with lots of workshops and wonderful students making lots of beautiful Jewellery using a variety of techniques from silversmithing to fold forming, riveting to glass fusing.
You can click each of the photos to go into the individual FaceBook albums to see more details photos and read a little more about them – you’ll see some of the new project we have added to the workshops too.
Margaret – Wonderful Week of Jewellery May 2015
It was lovely to see Margaret again, this time she wanted to explore fold forming, silversmithing and riveting. She made some really beautiful jewellery including earrings with half drilled pearls and a riveted copper and silver pendant.
Lourika – Introduction to Silversmithing May 2015
Lourika came for 2 days of silversmithing, she had been making a lot of beautiful stamped jewellery in aluminum (and fabulous personalised books) and wanted to expand her skills into silver. Look at all the wonderful things she made in just 2 days !
Paula – Silversmithing & More June 2015
Paula tried our new project incorporating seaglass into a pendant as well as pearl drilling to make this riveting pearl ring.
Sally – Silver & The Sea – June 2015
Sally came back to explore more ways of bringing sea glass and the sea into her jewellery, her 3 days included silversmithing, wire work and stamping and our new project – a sea glass ring.
Larrissa – Silversmithing & Tube Setting – June 2015
Larrissa wanted to learn how to solder and this 3 day workshop gave her chance to learn the basics along with an introduction to tube setting and stamping. Here are some of the beautiful pieces she made.
Sarah – Introduction to Silversmithing – June 2015
Sarah came for Fold Forming but stayed for Riveting & Silversmithing ;-) 3 wonderful days of interesting techniques and lovely jewellery – Here is what she made.
Gail & Ruth – Silversmithing, Stamping & Wire – June 2015
Gail and Ruth had a couple of days of jewellery making as part of a holiday, in two short days we visited silversmithing, riveting and wire wrapping.
Barbara – Silversmithing & Riveting – June 2015
Barbara came to us for our Introduction to Silversmithing but found time for riveting and stamping too.
Iseult – Silversmithing & Tube Setting – June 2015
Iseult wanted to come back to La Vidalerie to expand her silversmithing skills to include tube setting, here are the beautiful things she made in just 3 days !
Mary – Silver & Glass – June 2015
Mary joined us for a 3 day silversmithing workshop but wanted to include a taster session of glass fusing. She made a beautiful (and difficult) textured anticlastic ring and it was her first experience of silversmithing.
Stephanie – 2 Day Introduction to Silversmithing – June 2015
Stephanie came to La Vidalerie for a 2 day Introduction to Silversmithing – Here are the lovely pieces she made.
Laura – Wonderful Week of Jewellery – June 2015
It was lovely to see Laura again for a fabulous week of jewellery making – She wanted to include silversmithing, etching & riveting. Here are the beautiful pieces of jewellery she made (including a gorgeous pair of etched copper and silver cufflinks).
Tim has had so many pictures to take of jewellery in the last couple of months it’s just as well he had Little Ted to help him ;-)
La Vidalerie Race Car
Those of you who have met Tim might be aware of his interest in Scalextric racing – this is his work in progress, it will be branded with our logo and will eventually race against Steve’s Hotel Solomiac’s car ;-) Boys !