Create a beautiful solid silver pendant inspired by the Charleston house and gardens. During the day you will explore imagery from Charleston and its gardens and use this as a starting point for your own design.
Using traditional jewellery making tools and techniques you will try an assortment of ways to texture metal and cut shapes from sheet metal using copper or brass before embarking on our final designs in sheet silver. Your tutor Laila will guide you through all the jewellery making processes you will need on the day.
You will leave with a unique and beautiful sterling silver pendant for yourself or as a beautiful gift.
About the tutor
Laila Smith is a jeweller based on the south coast of England. She designs and makes simple, elegant jewellery using geometric forms that are crisp and beautifully crafted. Currently her collections are obsessed with geometry.
She has had jewellery studios in London, Birmingham and Brighton & Hove where she currently works. After graduation in 1996 Laila took a place on a jewellery fellowship in the The Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham and this amazing start to her career opened her practice to all the professional possibilities and working methods that she has utilised throughout her career to date. She has shown in many galleries and shops throughout the UK. She has 20 years experience of teaching jewellery making, something that she loves.