Jewellery: Make a silver amulet box
|Subject:||Applied Arts, Jewellery|
|Dates:||21 August 2017 - 25 August 2017|
|Time:||10:30 - 17:30|
|Location:||The Prince's School of Traditional Arts, 19-22 Charlotte Road, London EC2A 3SG|
To the Turkmen, silver jewellery carried deep symbolic meaning, marking an individual’s passage through life. The combination of silver and carnelian stone was thought to ward off evil and illness.
Learn to create designs, inspired by motifs that were distinctive to the Turkmen.
Then make your own silver amulet box, set with a carnelian stone. Learn jewellery techniques such as engraving, soldering, etching and stone setting, as well as make functional hinges and latches.
Suitable for students of all abilities.
All materials will be provided on this course.
[Please note that the images above are historical examples of this style which use more than one kind of metal. You will be exclusively using silver on this course.]
Aline Marion is a graduate of The Prince's School of Traditional Arts, where she specialized in the Florentine mosaic technique, Pietra Dura.
She went on to learn silversmithing in Baku, Azerbaijan, and uses metal as a base for her stone creations.