Workshops

POLYMER CLAY ADVENTURES

Designing jewellery is immensely rewarding – why not join me and create a unique necklace yourself? At present I offer two separate one-day workshops where you learn a number of techniques for making pendants and beads out of polymer clay:

You don’t need any experience of working with clay to join these workshops, only a love of jewellery and colour.

The price of these courses is £95 per person and includes all the clay, glass beads and base metal findings you need to complete your project. You will also receive a pack which contains ‘recipes’ for creating many different colours, together with guidelines for making different shaped and sized beads.

Refreshments and lunch are provided, but if  you have special dietary requirements then please do bring your own.

All courses take place at my workshop near Woodbridge, Suffolk and, typically, run from 10.00 – 16.30.

There is plenty of parking space if you choose to drive, or the nearest train stations are Ipswich and Woodbridge.

For more details, dates, bookings, and joining instructions, please contact me: esj@elizabethsadler.com

 

Discover your jewellery palette

INTRODUCTORY COURSE: NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE OF CLAY IS NEEDED

Aims of the workshop

  • To encourage you to think of jewellery as a vital part of your ‘look’, more than just an accessory
  • To help you discover your own palette in terms of colours, shades and tones that really enhance your natural colouring and the way this can be achieved through jewellery
  • To develop your skill in designing pieces that are absolutely right for you

Using the medium of polymer clay, and concentrating on colour and a number of techniques, you will have time to design and make beads for one necklace and also for one pendant, which may be part of the necklace or a stand-alone piece.

 

 

Create gem-inspired stones

FOLLOW-UP COURSE: SOME EXPERIENCE OF CLAY IS ADVISABLE

Aims of the workshop

  • To introduce you to the wonderful world of semi-precious stones, such as amber, amethyst, amazonite, citrine, coral, jade, lapis lazuli, malachite, onyx, rose quartz, turquoise, and many more,
  • To help you choose the ones that suit your palette
  • To show you how to create gem-inspired stones using polymer clay, and how to achieve a precise shade that works for you
  • To develop your skill in incorporating these ‘stones’ into your jewellery, creating pieces that suit you beautifully

Taking inspiration from semi-precious stones that will be available for you to study on the day, you will learn how to make a gem-inspired stone of your own.  You will have time to create beads for one complete necklace and also one pendant, which may be part of the necklace or a stand-alone piece.

 

GEMSTONE JOURNEYS

It takes a long time to build up a wide selection of semi-precious stones. Over the past fifteen years I have been fortunate to be able to collect and curate gems from all over the world. Now you can share my treasures by joining my half-day workshop and choosing from my collection to create a unique necklace for yourself.

If you have some stones of your own, or an old necklace, or a pendant you would like to incorporate into your design, please do bring your own treasures along.

Aims of the workshop

  • To introduce you a wide range of semi-precious stones
  • To help you choose the stones that suit your natural colouring
  • To show you examples of different necklace styles and designs
  • To guide you in designing a beautiful, balanced necklace that sits in just the ‘right’ place around your neck.

At the end of the workshop you will be able to take home your completed necklace and an information pack about semi-precious stones together with a list of jewellery-making suppliers.

The price of course is £35 per person. All tools, beading wire and crimps are provided. You will need to pay for the semi-precious  stones, glass beads and metal findings you use, but each item is individually priced so you can work out the cost of your design before you begin. I suggest you budget for £15 – £60 to be spent on the day, depending on the number and size of stones you choose.

Refreshments and lunch are provided, but if  you have special dietary requirements then please do bring your own.

The course takes place at my studio near Woodbridge, Suffolk and runs from 10.00 – 14.00.

There is plenty of parking space if you choose to drive, or the nearest train stations are Ipswich and Woodbridge.

For more details, dates, bookings, and joining instructions, please contact me: esj@elizabethsadler.com

 

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