Not so long ago I got to attend a jewellery workshop with my good friend Olga. Both first timers at making silver jewellery we were excited to try our hand at a new creative skill - if with a little trepidation. No need to worry our host and tutor Julie Coffey was both friendly, patient and experienced in the craft of silver smithing.
Julie's studio is a dedicated space with all the equipment and materials necessary to fabricate your own unique piece of jewellery. Julie's passion for the craft, her friendly and clear instruction soon had us creating our own spinner rings. Each process in creating our ring was explained clearly and our questions answered.
Not only was the Studio well equipped we got to experience a lovely day in the beautiful Portuguese countryside with refreshments in the garden and lots of inspiration for other jewellery projects. Ideas on how you can personalize silver jewellery with different textures, patterns and even letters.
Below I have made a little slide show from photos taken on the day outlining some of the steps taken making my ring. It may not be perfect and as well crafted as one Julie herself fashioned. But it is beautiful, see it below.