Saturday, 29 January 2011

Silver Smithing with Jared Sanders Sunday 6 and Saturday 19 March

I'm sure you've heard the buzz online from Emma Baird about the new member of our team- everyone at the Little Bead Shop is delighted to introduce you to the very talented Edinburgh jeweller Jared Sanders.

Jared, who has been making and selling his jewellery for more than 20 years will be running a range of silver smithing classes exclusive to the Little Bead Shop.

This is an exciting opportunity to learn from a professional jeweller - not to be missed!

Jared's first two workshops will be running on Sunday 6th And Saturday 19th March. More details to follow shortly.

Please pop into the shop, visit us online or call us on 0131 228 5058 to register your interest.


The girls from the Little Bead Shop x

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

New Class! Exploring Silver Cay

We're getting the New Year off to a bang with a whole host of new classes!
On Sunday 30 January and Sunday 27 February we will be hosting full day classes exploring Silver Clay.
You will learn the differences between the three frequently used types of clay - lump form, syringe and paste. You'll also learn how to handle the clay, condition it, shape and form it, dry it, prepare it for firing, how to fire and how to polish. We will also teach you how to torch fire your pieces, as well as how to fire them in a kiln.
The most exciting part of this course is that you have the whole day and 20g of clay to truly explore the potential of this wonderful material.
If you are a total beginner you can choose to make charms or pendants, if you have a little experience you can choose to spend your time designing and making a more challenging piece. You can experiment with textured pieces, non-textured pieces embellished with the syringe and even add sparkle with gemstones. As ever, there will be a wide variety of projects on hand to inspire you!
Whether you are new to Silver Clay, or have a little experience you will receive expert guidance from our Award Winning Artist and Instructor - Emma Baird. The course costs £120 and includes 20g Art Clay Silver, cubic zirconias, use of a syringe, use of paste, tuition and a loan of all tools. There will also be unlimited tea and coffee and biscuits available through out the day.
Suitable for beginners as well as those with some experience, these classes run from 11 - 5.30pm on Sunday 30 January and Sunday 27 February.
For more information or to book your place, please pop in to see us, visit our website or give us a call on 0131 228 5058.
The girls at the Little Bead Shop x