Argentium Silver was created with unique advantages over traditional sterling silver, such as firescale elimination, fantastic tarnish resistance and the ability to fuse it without the need for solder. It is now used worldwide.
The lecturer for this course is Teresa Speer, who holds a BA (Hons) in Jewellery. Teresa has been teaching jewellery-making for over 18 years and has been a practitioner in the jewellery trade for over a quarter of a century.
The inventor of Argentium Silver, Peter Johns, frequently joins us on this course. Peter is a master silversmith, Metallurgist and Materials Scientist.
The course is limited to six places to ensure that there is a good student to teacher ratio, however this does mean that places are limited and as such students are advised to book early to ensure a place on the course.
Day 1. You will work with Argentium Silver to create a charming flower ring from scratch, beginning by creating the flower. You will learn and use a variety of techniques such as fusing, soldering, piercing (sawing), granulating and shaping the metal using a press. You will then create the ring and solder the components together.
Day 2. You will create a beautiful floral necklace in Argentium, learning and using a range of techniques, including: fusing intricate chain links together, using granulation as decoration, doming the silver, soldering and beading.
How to utilise the advantages of Argentium Silver
How to fuse Argentium Silver without the need for solder
Piercing (sawing) to cut through the metal
How to granulate the silver to create an attractive effect
Using a press to shape the metal
How to fuse wire around the edge of the silver to form a pleasing border
A beautiful Argentium Silver floral ring, fused and soldered
An attractive floral beaded Argentium Silver necklace, fused and soldered
For £100 Teresa will provide everything you need to create the items on this course, including the Argentium Silver and all the various other components.