Recycled Jewellery Making Day Course

15/06/2024, 10am - 3pm

Museum of Making

Silk Mill Lane off Full Street




Museum of Making at Derby Silk has undergone a £18m refurbishment and welcomed its first visitors in May 2021. Derby’s stunning Silk Mill building stands…

An introductory course to jewellery making and fine metalworking using recycled or reclaimed materials and found objects.

Multimedia Artist and Maker Arthur Scott will lead you through creating your own accessories and curios, incorporating your small found objects. These could be sea glass, semi-precious gemstones, or even a nut or bolt you found at the side of the road.

You will learn a variety of traditional techniques and use whichever ones you need to bend, solder, or peen recycled copper or brass into your desired piece, whether that’s a ring, pendant or charm.

You will also discover fascinating connections to Derby Museums’ collections of making, which chart the progress of Derby’s ongoing manufacturing history and the people who were involved.

When does this course take place?

This is a day course running 10am-3pm on Saturday 15th June.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for complete beginners, as well as those with some jewellery or metalworking experience or who want to refresh their skills. All levels of experience are welcome!

Participants must be aged 18 years and over.

Do I need to bring anything?

All materials, tools, equipment and aprons will be provided. However, we encourage you to bring any small items you would like to incorporate into your jewellery, as well as any photos or drawings you would like to use as inspiration.

Please wear comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting a bit dirty and closed-toe shoes. (steel toecaps are preferable)

Lunch is available to purchase from the River Kitchen at the Museum of Making or various eateries and shops in the city centre.

How to book:

Tickets are priced at £65 per person. Derby Museums Friends & Members are eligible for 10% discount.Working safely?

If you have any concerns or specific requirements regarding attending this course please feel free to get in touch with us by emailing

Course booking terms and conditions:

Please note that if you choose to cancel your place your ticket price will be refunded minus the Ticketsource service fee. Your total refund is dependent on the number of days notice given:

– A minimum of 7 days before the event – full refund – minus TicketSource fee

– 6 – 3 days before event – 50% refund minus TicketSource fee

– 2 days before event – no refund

In the event that Derby Museums needs to cancel a workshop, your ticket will be refunded in full.

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