Applied Crafts

Silver Jewellery: Make your own unique scarf or lapel pin with personalised silver charms

From: £60.00

Saturday 27th April

10am to 4pm

Join us for a fun and creative day designing your own silver jewellery pieces in fine silver using silver clay. Lunch and refreshments included and there will be time for a tour of the lovely Shambellie House while you are here.

Link this with the silk scarf workshop on the 28th April to make matching items.




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Join Sybil of Solway Silver to make yourself a set of silver charms to add to a personalised and unique scarf /lapel pin or brooch.

You will use moulding, shaping and texturing techniques to form your pieces taking inspiration from Shambellie House Grounds to create your charms.  The process is amazingly simple and effective. Starting with Silver clay made from very tiny particles of silver  suspended in an organic binder, you form your pieces in clay then fire them in a kiln while you have some refreshments and a break to enjoy the grounds and some relaxation time. During the firing process the binder burns off and the particles of silver sinter into a solid piece. This piece is 99.9% pure silver and it could be hallmarked at an assay office as fine silver, 999.

Your set of charms will then be arranged on a pin and interspersed with beads or other decoration to create a unique scarf/lapel pin or brooch to take away on the day. Your charms could be also used chain which can be purchased from Sybil on the day if you prefer.

If you would like to continue with your design theme you may wish to book in to Morag Macphersons workshop on the 28th April where your creation can be used as inspiration to design a pattern to print onto silk and make your own scarf.

Your Tutor

Your Tutor

Sybil Williamson

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Sybil, from Solway Silver is a silver clay artist.  Silver clay is a manufactured product made from tiny particles of pure silver which are suspended in an organic binder.  The piece is formed in clay then fired in a kiln.  During the firing process the binder burns off and the particles of silver sinter into a solid piece.  This piece is 99.9% pure silver.  Sybil comments that, ‘…some sort of magic goes on in the kiln, it’s like alchemy’.  Her work is inspired by the landscapes and wildlife of Dumfries and Galloway.  She has a background in education and enjoys sharing her silver clay techniques through workshops.

About the Workshop

This workshop will take place from 10am to 4pm with lunch and light refreshments provided by our partners at Cloverglen Adult Services.

This workshop is in the gallery which is on the second floor and only accessible via stairs with no lift access available. It can be moved if required so please let us know if you have any access needs.

Kit and Requirements

The cost of the silver and other materials is not included in the workshop and you can pay Sybil on the day.


This is an additional charge of £32.



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