All that glitters …

On Wednesday, a big group of us met at the Penzance Art Club for a silver jewellery-making workshop.

04Our instructor Eddie, with his able assistant Kevin, led us through the day with bawdy jokes and pirate impressions – and at the end of it all, we came out with some stunning pieces of silver.

We learned how to cut our silver wire and bend it into circular shapes using ring or bangle molds that looked like big metal cones. Then came the exciting soldering moment! After dipping our pieces in cold water and then in a magical bubbling solution, we could see things beginning to take shape.

10We then banged and bashed and  hammered at our pieces until we achieved a pattern we liked. After using the polishing machine, we were all thrilled with our sparkly silver rings and bangles!

It was a brilliant day and we all learned so much! What a way for Sue Knights to spend her birthday! Thank you so much to Val Puddiphatt for organising it for us.

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We will all be wearing our creations to the May meeting so you can see what we got up to. And perhaps we’ll be able to run a second workshop for those of you who missed out this time.

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