Make a pair of silver earrings at The JQ Set Birmingham

Taster Saturday: Make your own Silver Cufflinks or Earrings

This Taster class takes place on Saturday 8th June 2024, from 10am-5pm.

Learn how to make a pair of silver cufflinks or earrings in our bright and shiny jewellery making workshop in Birmingham. You will learn to make a patterned pair of silver drop earrings, in your own chosen shape and texture. A unique and personalised piece of jewellery for you to wear home at the end of the course or to give away as a gift. In fact, this class would make an amazing gift or experience day to spend together!

This jewellery making course is suitable for complete beginners, or those who have attended a jewellery experience day elsewhere. It takes place on a Saturday daytime from 10.00-17.00, with a 1 hour break for lunch and plenty of nice cafes nearby to choose from. Step by step, you will learn texturing, drilling, saw-piercing, filing/buffing, wirework, and polishing as you make and finish your earrings. The tutor will make a pair of silver earrings alongside you, and will use their piece to demonstrate each step. There will be the option to choose to make a pair of cufflinks instead of earrings for an extra £10 (choose this option by entering your required number of spots in the +£10 box), with the soldering for these done by the tutor – you’ll be shown how, but it’s a tricky soldering job for a first attempt.

You will need to bring your reading glasses, if you wear them, and a notebook and pen.

This taster course will give you a few basic jewellery making skills that are geared more towards an experience day – a project you can start and finish in a day.  If you’d like to be taught a stronger foundation in the skills needed to make other pieces of jewellery, you could choose to progress onto our Beginners course, which adds essential jewellery making skills like soldering and a bit of simple metallurgy for background knowledge. Sign up to our Newsletter to find out first when the next round of courses are available to book.

Any questions? Take a look at our FAQs page, and make sure you read our Booking T&Cs too.


Sat 08 Jun


(1hr lunch break)
10:00 am - 5:00 pm



Skill Level



Pippa Leaver
Pippa Leaver
0121 236 3458
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