Enamelled Jewellery – Cloisonné (silver wire work)

(3 customer reviews)


In this one day course – ideally suited to those who have attended my beginner’s enamelling class – you will learn how to apply fine silver wires to enamel (glass) and then fill them with glass to create the cloisonné technique. It’s fabulous for creating really unique jewellery, with a slight 1920s feel to it. Book a voucher to organise a date if none are suitable and then I’ll be in touch to book a date to suit you. A gift letter can be provided if you are booking as a present. All dates can be changed if notice is given.

Contact me for prices for multiple people as the price per person is reduced if you book together. Also contact me if you’d like to join the CG Crafts Mailing list, which will give you updates on classes. Details are never passed on to third parties and you can unsubscribe at any time. Thanks, Toni


Cloisonné and wire work for Jewellery

In this Enamelled Jewellery class, we’ll look at Cloisonné. You will learn to cover a piece of copper with a enamel and silver foil and then continue to building up layers of glass around the fine silver wire that we have applied based on a design you will work on in class. The cloisons, or cells in the piece of jewellery enable you to take hold of your design.  Each layer of enamel is fired in the kiln.  Cloisonné produces beautiful pieces of jewellery and tends to focus on transparent enamels – sometimes over silver leaf. I tend to simplify this technique so that it can be achieved as a beginner’s class if the design is kept relatively minimal.  To master this or any enamelling technique requires a lot of practice and extra skills such as grinding down the glass and wires to create an even surface, since this is a beginner’s class we will work more on creating our pieces, although I will talk to you about how to perfect your pieces as you gain experience.

I am adding dates all the time, but if there are none available or suitable do get in touch and I will be happy to help. If you book a voucher I will send out a tailored gift letter, detailing the class and how to book, this is often the best option to choose if you are booking as a gift and don’t know which date to choose.


My home workshop only fits up to 3 people, which means any course booked will not be cancelled due to low numbers.

Dates to suit, so if none are shown select gift voucher and I will be in touch to organise a date to suit.

The course price shown is for ONE to ONE classes. (If another person wants to book the same date as you, I will get in touch to discuss this.)

If you are booking for 2/3 people the course fee will be reduced per person. 2 people will be £99 each and 3 people would be £89 each.

Class runs from 10 – 3pm. Classes take place in Colchester, Essex.

All materials included, but please bring your lunch.




Additional information

Dates and Gift Vouchers

Gift Voucher, Sat 4th Feb, Fri 17th March, Sat 22nd April

Class option

1 person, Booking for 2, Booking for 3

3 reviews for Enamelled Jewellery – Cloisonné (silver wire work)

  1. Sally

    What a really lovely day! I came away with 2 necklaces I am really pleased with. The course is well structured with lots of information tailored to the recipients level of understanding. Toni is very knowledgeable and answered all my questions and from an experience. Great handout to follow up at home.
    I hope to be doing more courses!

  2. Victoria

    Really enjoyed the cloisonné technique workshop at Toni’s Summer school. It’s more complex than the enamelling I’ve done with Toni before, but great fun to have a go. As usual, Toni’s teaching is really helpful & clear. can’t wait to do another course!

  3. Helen Skene

    Last Friday me and my daughter spent a wonderful day together making enamel jewellery at Curly Girly Crafts. Toni was really friendly, welcoming and easy to get along with. She created a day that was full of information and interest. We made three pieces of work each and learned how to use different techniques to produce different results. The day was completely relaxed and rewarding. A special time together also for me and my daughter. Highly recommended and I’m sure we’ll be booking another class soon.

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