Making Jewellery Inspired by Sherwood Forest's Natural Themes - Sutton in Ashfield Library - Community Learning

Sutton-in-Ashfield Library, Sutton-in-Ashfield

Key details

Date -
Sessions Thursdays: 2pm - 4pm
No. sessions 5
Venue Sutton-in-Ashfield Library, Sutton-in-Ashfield
For ages 19+
Group size 5 - 15
Cost Free

About this course

Learn how to make beautiful jewellery pieces, using a range of recycled materials and air dry clay, 

taking your inspiration from the natural life of Sherwood Forest.  Themes include birds, acorns, oak leaves, Rowan, Silver birch and wild flowers.  This course is suitable for beginners.

By the end of this course you will:

• Be able to recognise and safely use jewellery tools and equipment.

• Know how to create beads, pendants and charms 

• Know how to recycle and re-use commonly found waste household products into personal items suitable for yourself or to give as gifts.

Resource /course materials/equipment for  the course (please note, you don’t need all this at once, jewellery making requirements will be discussed at the first session): 

• Scrap card, 

• decorative paper,

• Tissue paper

• Milk-bottle plastic, 

• 0.8 or 1mm jewellery wires and thinner wire, (0.4mm), 

• Marker pens, 

• Scissors, 

• PVA  glue 

• An approx. 1” brush and also a thinner brush.

For the clay work:

• Air-dry clay,  (or follow the class recipe to make own air-dry clay -  this will be discussed in the first session)

• An old tin tray, 

• Plastic or wooden board, 

• An old rolling pin or something similar

• Small modelling tools, (can adapt what you find around house or use wooden/ plastic knife etc.)

Booking your place and fee information

To secure your place on the course BOTH the following must be done:

  • Complete the EVENTBRITE BOOKING.
  • Complete our INSPIRE ONLINE ENROLMENT FORM for each person attending the course.

You should be redirected to the Inspire Online Enrolment Form after completing the Eventbrite booking.  If you are not redirected, please use the link supplied in the Eventbrite booking confirmation email.

To book and enrol on one of our courses, you must have been living in England and have been resident in the UK for the past 3 years.

Some exceptions may apply if you are living in England with evidence of the right to remain and are from an EEU/EEAU country (completion of a questionnaire will be required).

As we no longer receive funding for our ESFA-funded courses for learners living in the devolved areas listed below, full cost fees would apply to these courses if you live in these areas:

  • Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield 
  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  • Greater London
  • Greater Manchester
  • Liverpool City Region
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland
  • Tees Valley
  • West of England
  • West Midlands
  • West Yorkshire

This course is programmed as part of the Miner2Major Landscape Partnership scheme, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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