NEWS: what I'm making, things that are going on, inspiration from round and about

workshops are going online

what you might need to join in

COVID 19 update

So many things and people have been affected by this pandemic: life's just the same at the moment is it?

 

I should be able to still send out jewellery at the moment but it might take a bit longer than the 5-7 days. I'm afraid I can't send overseas until further notice; and the hallmarking at Sheffield is closed so I can't make gold pieces to send out at the moment. 

 

I've had to reschedule actual real-life workshops until later in the year which I know is a bit disappointing, but I'm going to do them as live demos online on my Facebook page with a following Zoom meeting so I can help you with what you're trying to make.

 

Follow my facebook page and our Stuck in craft group for more information on the login details for the Zoom workshops and for the weekly workshops we're planning.

 

These online demos and workshops are all FREE: if you've booked into a rescheduled workshop with me, and the new date is no good for you, you can have it as a workshop credit for a year, so don't worry.

 

Here are the dates below for workshops I've got booked in this year that I'll be doing online: just call or email me on 07951 960647 or sarah@sarahdrew.com if you have any questions at all.

 

Keep well and happy making!

 

2020

APRIL

Saturday 18th: Stacker ring workshop, in your living room: learn how to make your own silver stacker rings: you can see me demo soldering, hammering, cutting, texturing and stamping and polishing 3 silver or brass rings. Workshop is FREE: make your own coffee and cake :-) starts at 11am on facebook live, zoom interactive workshop at 12pm: you're welcome to have a go and I can help you if you have your own soldering kit.

 

Saturday 18th: Silver bangle workshop, in your living room: learn how to make your own silver or brass bangle: you can see me demo soldering, hammering, cutting, texturing and stamping and polishing a bangle. Workshop is FREE: make your own coffee and cake :-) starts at 1.30pm on Facebook live, Zoom interactive workshop at 2.30pm: you're welcome to have a go and I can help you if you have your own soldering kit.

 

Saturday 25th: Handmade chain necklace or bracelet workshop:  in your living room: learn how to make your own silver or brass chain necklace or bracelet: you can see me demo soldering, hammering, cutting, texturing and stamping and polishing some handmade chain. Workshop is FREE: make your own coffee and cake :-) starts at 11am on Facebook live, Zoom interactive workshop at 12pm: you're welcome to have a go and I can help you if you have your own soldering kit.

 

If you'd like to join in with my silver demos and workshops online, here's a basic shopping list for soldering tools and equipment to set up a basic silver workshop:

 

From cooksongold.com (this is for the 3 online workshops I'm going to do to make stacker rings, bangle and handmade chain):
soldering torch
heat mat or block
bench peg and anvil
2mm silver wire: about 7cm per ring, about 22cm for a bangle
1.2mm and 1.0mm wire for chain: about 50cm of each
medium silver solder strip
liquid flux or borax cone
safety pickle

 

Things you might already have or can get on Ebay cheap:
Flat-nosed pliers and snips
tin snips (to cut solder)
ball hammer
medium file
needle files
old slow cooker (or can put it in a pan on low)
kitchen scrubber and duster
wire-wool

 

Just let me know if you need to check anything x