(PRWEB UK) 5 October 2012
Cookson Gold is offering a series of classes that will teach budding jewellery designers how to create beautiful pieces of precious metal jewellery.
The courses – held in Birmingham, Oxford, Woking and Chesham – will focus on Precious Metal Clay and Art Clay, two of Cookson Gold’s most popular jewellery making products.
Precious Metal Clay (or PMC) and Art Clay are soft, mouldable materials that can be shaped into rings, earrings, pendants, and countless other jewellery items.
Once fired, the resulting pieces are composed of almost 100% silver.
The classes held in Oxford, Woking and Chesham will focus on Precious Metal Clay, and will cover topics such as making textured pendants, as well as creating decorated band rings and bracelet charms.
All skill levels will be catered for, so everyone from beginners to experienced crafters can learn new tricks and techniques.
The classes in Birmingham will teach students how to create jewellery pieces using Art Clay.
Participants can choose from a 2.5 hour taster workshop – perfect for those who are just getting started with Art Clay – or an all-day masterclass, which covers more advanced techniques.
As well as offering lots of Christmas gift ideas, the Birmingham classes will teach students how to create linking bracelets.
Adam Hunter, e-commerce manager at Cookson Gold, said: “All of our workshops have been designed to offer plenty of time for students to experiment with either Precious Metal Clay or Art Clay – so whichever course you choose, you can really develop your techniques.
“Each student gets to take away the piece they’ve made, so they can keep it as a souvenir, give it away as a gift, or wear it themselves.”
Participants in the classes will be provided with all of the tools, findings and silver that they need on the day.
Also included in the price is an exclusive Cookson Gold goody bag – not to mention the invaluable hints, tips and advice offered by Cookson’s friendly and experienced tutors.
Class numbers will be limited to ensure that everyone receives the one-on-one support they need to get the most out of the sessions.
Those wishing to practice their jewellery making skills at home can try a new clay product from Cookson Gold, which is specially designed for use with crystals.
Crystal Clay is a two-part epoxy clay that can easily be mixed and moulded into an endless array of designs, and because it doesn’t need to be baked, it’s perfect for setting Preciosa Crystals – available separately from Cookson Gold.
The clay sets completely after 24 hours, so it’s perfect for beginners who want a quick, easy and enjoyable way to create beautiful jewellery pieces.
For more information about Cookson Gold, and its Art Clay and Precious Metal Clay classes, visit http://www.cooksongold.com/
Notes to Editors
For more information on this story, contact Adam Hunter, e-Commerce Manager at http://www.cooksongold.com, on 0121 212 6491.
About Cookson Gold
Cookson Precious Metals UK – Cooksongold.com
http://www.cooksongold.com is the UK's largest one-stop shop for the jewellery maker with over 14,500 products including a huge stock of silver, gold, palladium and platinum bullion cut to your requirements (sheet, wire, tube, solder, grain, settings) as well as huge ranges of findings, loose and finished chain, gemstones, ring blanks, jewellery making tools, silver clay, beading materials and much more. With almost 20 years of experience in the industry, we despatch thousands of parcels every week for next day delivery to designer jewellers, retailers, independent craftsmen, goldsmiths and silversmiths, jewellery students, artisans and craft enthusiasts all over the world.
All our key product categories are further supported by a great selection of boxes and packaging, display materials, storage, finished jewellery and charm bead collection as well as a huge range of workshop consumables, tools and machinery. Cooksongold.com are also stockists of the industry’s biggest brands such as Swarovski, Beadalon, Dremel, PMC, Art Clay and FIMO, not to mention Reflections Silver, our very own enhanced tarnish resistant alloy, a harder, whiter and superior alternative to sterling silver.
As well as providing the best and most reliable delivery service proposition in the industry, all products online are backed by a massive stock holding - ensuring our customers get what they want when they want it, all priced dynamically in line with the latest metal fix.
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