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Castellon de Bédar Guest House and Bespoke Jewellery by Clare in Bédar, Almería, Spain
Castellon de Bédar Guest House and Bespoke Jewellery by Clare in Bédar, Almería, Spain
Castellon de Bédar Guest House and Bespoke Jewellery by Clare in Bédar, Almería, Spain
Castellon de Bédar Guest House and Bespoke Jewellery by Clare in Bédar, Almería, Spain
Castellon de Bédar Guest House and Bespoke Jewellery by Clare in Bédar, Almería, Spain

A Special Place to be

"Lock the World out" at Castellon

A special Atmosphere

Clare with HRH Prince Charles

Jewellery Workshops and Courses

I am a qualified Goldsmith with over 30 years experience in the jewellery Trade. I have had a successful career both as a goldsmith, running my own shop and workshop, but also with my involvement with the UCE (Birmingham School of Jewellery) as a lecturer at the University but also as an NVQ Internal and External Examiner to the students of the University and also to work placed students in the Jewellery quarter. This is something I particularly enjoyed doing. I have also designed and written Jewellery courses and their curriculum, which has been approved and passed by the examining board and implemented into colleges such as North Warwickshire College of Art, which is still running to this day.

In 2016 I had the great honour of designing and hand-making The Prince's Trust Anniversary Trophy as they celebrated their 40th year in business and I shared this celebration with them as I also celebrated my 30th anniversary in May 2016, which was set up by The Prince's Trust! This is something I am enormously proud of.

It was an even greater sense of occasion and celebration for me as I was also able to present the Anniversary Trophy I had made to His Royal Highness Prince Charles, which really was a highlight of my career!

With this accolade under my belt, Shane and I knew that it was time to move our careers in a different direction. With the love and passion I have for jewellery making, we decided to go back to those roots that gave me so much pleasure... The teaching and lecturing of Jewellery Making to people of all ages, allowing me to give my students an insight into the fascinating world of fine jewellery making, allowing them to be taught the fundamental skills of the Silversmith or Goldsmith.

The jewellery courses are structured in such a way that, as a total beginner you will learn on the first day how to make your very own silver ring, and by making this first piece of jewellery you will cover an array of techniques. This is the one and only time that all recruits make the same piece of jewellery. Once completed, you can then design and hand make your own pieces, the design stage and of course the making process is something that I will guide and support you through.

For anyone who may be more advanced in jewellery making, it will still be necessary for you to make that first silver ring, in order for me to evaluate your skills and more importantly so that you get used to using my tools and equipment.

Once completed, you will be able to join any of our morning courses that  tend to run on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am till 2pm @ 15 Euros each morning, this includes refreshments, and any materials used are charged additionally.

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Castellon Jewellery Courses

The courses we offer are as follows:

Private Experience Days
14th April, 16th April, 28th April, 30th April, 12th May

Special Beginners Day with your Family or Friends

Also on request we have some Tuesday and Thursdays

 

Gather a selection of your nearest and dearest (6 People) and come and spend the day with us learning how to make a fine piece of Jewellery.

With all your friends together, it makes for a light hearted experience all round. You will be guided through each stage and technique one by one, and individually you will walk away with a silver ring that you have made from start to finish.

Once you have your friends together, just give us a call, and we will sort out a suitable day and date for you to come to Castellon De Bedar. Saturdays, Sundays or week days are all possibilities.

The rate per person is 45 Euros for the day which would start at 10am - 4.30pm-5.00pm. Refreshments, a lovely lunch and the silver for your ring is included into the price. Cava to finish

Other dates available, 14/16/28/30 April, 12/14/26/28 May,

9/11/23/25 June, 7/9/21/23 July, 4/6 August, 1/3/29 September, 

1/27/29 October, 10/12/24/26 November, 22 December.

Morning Classes!!!!
16th December, 18th December, 20th December, 23rd December, 27th January

"These run regularly on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday......from 10am till 2pm.

These mornings are for ANYONE WHO HAS MADE THE SILVER RING WITH US BEFORE!!!

As we always say the Beginner's Day is the ONLY time that we set the project for you to make....Now it is your turn to be creative and make anything you want. You can join any of these mornings and Clare will guide you through your personal project stage by stage.

It is 18 Euros for each morning, and this includes refreshments. ( materials for your project are an additional cost)

 

Experience days 2020, 9.50 to 4.30pm
4th April, 9th May, 13th June, 4th July, 1st August

Why not give 2020 your big efforts in coming to the beginners day silver ring making day. Enjoy learning all the skills of a fine jeweller. Including in the day is refreshments, lunch, silver ring, cava and canapés to finish .

The day is full of fun and enjoyment in a relaxed setting. 45 euros each.

or get together a group of friends and book a private day so your can enjoy with them still only 45 Euros, Tuesday, Thursday and some Saturdays.

after achieving the silver ring why not join the Monday, Wednesday, or Friday classes to make what you want. 10 to 2pm

March fully booked.

April fully booked

May 2 places

13th June, 4th July, 1st August, 29th August,  10th October, 7th November, 

Creative jewellery day
15th February, 14th March, 18th April, 23rd May, 20th June

  • Creative days are for all the people that have made the silver ring with us  on the beginners experience day. The day starts at 9.45am and finishes at 4.30pm.  The day includes refreshments, lunch, cava and canapés. The silver and gold the materials used on the day are and extra cost . The day it’s self lets you explore your creative side and make what you like, we have many examples to inspire you so the day can be as productive as possible for you.

Why not get you and your friends to come and enjoy a day of creativity .

Extra dates as follows, all for 40 euros each.

July 18th, August 15th, September 12th, October 3rd.

 

Personal One to One Tuition.

This is for a personal one to one tuition, just for you! You can book to have a day tailored to your own personal requirements. You can book this as an individual days tuition or additiional days. These can then be taken as a block altogether or booked as a day course with the other days set out over a period of time to fit in with your schedule. What ever experience or ability you have the course is tailored for your needs. You will have a detailed and intense course, making jewellery of your own choice. Gemstones can be used as well as gold or other materials. You will have Clare's help and expertise to get as much technical knowledge and experience out of the course as possible.

Please note that for any course, the first silver ring you make the silver is included into the course price. Any additional jewellery you make thereafter, the materials will be paid by the student and will be at cost price for the silver, gold and gemstones, etc.

Each class can accommodate 6 people only, so booking with your friends is essential to ensure a place together.

A "Presentation Pack" is available for those of you that would like to book a loved one onto a jewellery course, so you can give the pack to them yourself as part of the surprise.

Private Tuition

Private Tuition

Jewellery by Clare is also able to offer this unique experience. Based on an exclusive Jewellery making course, the private tuition is designed and structured to your own personal requirements.

A full week course is setup especially for a maximum of 2 people to ensure the maximum attention is given to your every need. Lunch and refreshments are included in the fees and runs for five consecutive days.

 

 

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