Tuesday, 18 December 2012

The Silversmithing continues...

We just wanted to share a couple of the fantastic pieces made by our evening silversmithing students...

A seaweed pendant made by saw-pierecing and hammering techniques. 
It has also been beautifully embellished with pearls.

Our beginner students created rings and bangles and practiced their forming and soldering skills to produce these simple silver pieces.

If you would like to join our next 6 week silvermsithing course in Leeds, then visit www.clarisejewellery.co.uk for dates and availability!

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Clarise Designer Certification

Last weekend we ran the Clarise Designer Certification Levels 1 & 2 and were joined by budding Jewellery designers Caroline & Sheila.

First we started with creating some sketchbook design ideas:

The ideas were then created using Metal Clay with technical advice from Denise, Caroline produced this sea themed pendant:

Here are her other pieces created over the 4 days of the certifications course. Lots of mixed media skills and techniques were learned including soldering, hammering, doming, polishing and creating jump rings. A lot of time was spent in the fully equipped Silversmithing workshop.

When Sheila Joined for Level 2 they created some more advanced pieces including ring making and adding colour with glass, enamel and resin. Here are some examples of what they created:

If you are interested in joining us for the next Certification Course then please visit the website www.clarisejewellery.co.uk or contact us mail (@) clarisejewellery.co.uk

Monday, 24 September 2012

New Term starts at Clarise Jewellery School

Welcome back and I hope you all had a great summer! We have been working hard to plan some exciting new workshops for you and to improve some of our existing classes but we are now back and our new dates have been added to our website, here is a little glimpse of some of the courses we have on offer: (click to read)

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

May Wedding Day Silver Designers

We would like to introduce 2 new designers to the team, they are still in training but it hopefully wont be long before they are operating as designers in their areas.

Alex will be the designer for the Manchester area

Amanda will be working in the Wakefield area

Look out for pictures of their work when the assessment pieces have come in!

Tuesday, 24 January 2012


Pop on over to the Wedding Day Silver facebook page https://www.facebook.com/WeddingDaySilver as we are having a competition and giving away one of our calendars featuring all Wedding Day Silver designer once we reach 100 likes! You've got to become and fan then share it with your friends! Good Luck and here is a sneak preview of one of the images included in the calendar.

Sunday, 22 January 2012

If you would like to read all about my trip to maine to take the Rio Rewards certification in PMC course with Tim McCreight its in issue 37 of making jewellery.

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Making Jewellery Magazine

Denise has been a regular contributor to Making Jewellery Magazine since it started in 2010. She has submitted a number of tutorials and articles on a variety of subjects and we wanted to give you an idea of some of the upcoming features. Firstly don't miss out on the article about the trip to America to take part in Tim McCreight's masterclass which will be in issue 37 (next issue). There will also be an editorial on the business of keepsake jewellery in a Q&A style so if you are interested in starting up this will be an interesting read which will be in the issue after (38) there will also be a special courses and workshops guide which will feature the new courses and classes at Clarise Jewellery School in Farsley, Leeds. There will even be a separate section advertising the new silversmithing workshops which are running from February. Look out for the magazine, as it is now available in most larger newsagents.

P.s This is issue 36 which is out now!