Your own personal bench space
All tools & equipment provided
You will have completed a unique & personal piece of jewellery to take home
Our Customers Love Our Workshops
I just want to say what a fantastic time we had. We are so very pleased and proud of our ring creations and wear them with pride.Thank you so much to you and your lovely and amazing team!
My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop on Saturday and absolutely love our bangles!! Please pass on our sincere thanks to Jodie for making it a memorable day.
Me and my Daughter had a lovely time making our own silver rings, a lovely experience do to together! Thank you so much!
So, Why Thorpe & Brown?
Established in 2012, Thorpe & Brown is a design studio, workshop & showroom set in a conservation area in the beautiful village of Burbage, Leicestershire.
Our workshops begin at 10am, and our teacher Jodie will be here to greet you. She'll give you an overview of health & safety, and talk you through the process of making your piece of jewellery.
There's plenty of tea, coffee & biscuits to keep you going!
Thorpe & Brown Workshops
Our workshops are great for beginners, or those with some making experience. Whether you want to start with something simple or tackle something a bit more adventurous, we can guide you through the making.
We can accommodate up to 7 participants per workshop, each having their own bench space. We'll provide you with an apron, and all the tools you'll need for the day, as well as the silver to make your jewellery.
But thats not all...
Thorpe & Brown Offer Several Different Jewellery Making Workshops
All In One Convenient Spot!
Silver Ring Making
Our ring making class takes you through all the basics including a guided tour of the workshop, including, a look at the tools and materials jewellers use to make silver jewellery. How to accurately measure your finger & work out material. Forming, soldering, filing, buffing & polishing. Texture & pattern making.
By the end of the class you will have completed a unique & personal Silver Ring to take home.
Silver Bangle Making
Our Bangle making class takes you through all the basics including a guided tour of the workshop. The tools and materials jewellers use to make silver jewellery. How to accurately measure your wrist & work out material. Forming, soldering, filing, buffing & polishing. Texture & pattern making.
By the end of the class you will have completed a unique & personal Silver Bangle to take home.
Silver Pendant Making
Our pendant making class takes you through all the basics including a guided tour of the workshop, including health & safety. The tools and materials jewellers use to make silver jewellery. How to accurately measure, mark out & saw pierce your silver. Forming, soldering, filing, buffing & polishing. Texture & pattern making.
By the end of the class you will have completed a unique & personal Silver Pendant to take home.
Thorpe & Brown Workshops Give You Every Skill You Need To Make Your Own Jewellery
Healthy & Safety
Our instructor will go over all health and safety at the beginning of the class to ensure all tools and materials are used safely.
From Aprons to Saws, Files and Hammers - we provide everything you need.
Silver Wire for Rings and Bangles, and Silver Sheet for Pendants will be provided, as well as solder.
You will learn how to accurately measure the silver to create and perfect size jewellery for you, or a loved one.
You'll be shown how to form your silver into shape, using a mallet and mandrel, and pliers.
Using Solder Paste and a Flame, you will heat and solder your own Ring, Bangle or Pendant.
Different Files will be used to smooth off any bumps.
Various types of buff paper are provided to allow you to create a professional finish.
Our polishing motor is equipt with different mops to create different finishes, from super polished to matt and textures.
Start your silver jewellery making journey now!
Freqently Asked Questions
Can I gift someone a workshop?
If you would like to purchase a workshop voucher for someone to book a date themselves - please purchase a Digital Gift Voucher here.
How long do the workshops last?
Our workshops take place on Saturday Mornings - they begin at 10am and are usually finished around lunch time.
Where are the workshops held?
Our Workshops are held at our bespoke teaching workshop in the heart of Burbage, Leicestershire. There is available on street parking along Aston Lane, this is the road opposite to us. If you have any problems finding us give us a call on 01455 635088 - we'll be happy to help.
Do I need any experience in jewellery making or silversmithing?
Our workshops are perfect for both those who have no experience and those with previous skills!