Jewellery Making Workshops with Melissa Hunt

photography : Kate Gibb

Ludlow Mascall Centre 

Saturday 19th April 10am-5pm £80

Monday 23rd June 10am-5pm £80

These one-day taster workshops, held in the Ludlow Mascall Centre and run by contemporary jeweller Melissa Hunt, explore a range of techniques suitable for applying textures and finishes to metal.

Participants will have the opportunity to develop a suite of surface pattern samples in copper before creating a beautifully finished silver ring to their own design and size, and a silver charm pendant if time.

All tools and materials included in the workshop price, maximum seven in the group.  

Saturday 17th May and Sunday 18th May 10am-5pm £150  

This two-day course will investigate cabochon, tube and gypsy (or flush) settings in silver. Please note: participants must have a knowledge of annealing, forming and soldering silver to book a place on this course

Book workshops: HERE

 

 

Stonesetting for Contemporary Jewellery Makers:

Techniques, Inspiration and Professional Advice for

Stunning Results

By Melissa Hunt

Published in the UK by Search Press

 

This new book by Melissa Hunt is a collection of techniques for combining gems with metal. It offers information about choosing stones according to their properties then designing, making and marketing stone-set pieces.

Based at Great Western Studios in West London, Melissa has been making jewellery for twenty five years. She has drawn on her experiences to create this book, presenting traditional techniques alongside contemporary stonesetting ideas.

Stonesetting for Contemporary Jewellery Makers has tutorials appropriate for all skill levels: its aim is to offer tips for the beginner and demystify some of the more complicated techniques for the advanced maker.

Commissioned by Rotovision and distributed by Search Press. 

A copy of the book can be bought from HERE

 

 

                     

 

Below is a selection of new pieces created for London Jewellery Week 2013 using Chinese mother of pearl gaming counters, silver, drusy, lava beads and a faceted white topaz...