pendants

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Silver wire shaped into a scroll design. Made at BISAD morning class in Abu Dhabi

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A two-part pendant with contrasting textures. Made at Gems World evening class

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A sheet pendant pierced into butterfly design. Made at The Club in Abu Dhabi

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A cowrie shell was used as inspiration for this pendant. Made at The Club in Abu Dhabi

  • The weekly classes are very enjoyable and well guided.  I've made a several pieces that I'm really pleased with and it's a very satisfying skill to acquire. 
    Benedicte Dubai
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Three discs of silver, each with contrasting textures. Made at Tashkeel in Dubai.

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Two silver pendants made as outcomes from a regular one-off workshop at CREATE in The Courtyard Dubai

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Reticulation or the process of heating the silver to melting point, was used to decorate this pendant produced at a regular one-off workshop held at The Club in Abu Dhabi

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A silver penguin pendant design. GEMS World Academy School in Dubai. Weekly classes every Sunday and Monday evening

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Contrasting metals were used for added colour on this pendant made in the Thursday morning adult classes at dssilversmith in Al Quoz Dubai

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A pierced silver sheet in the shape of a marlin. Made at Al Bateen morning class in Abu Dhabi.

  • My six week silver jewellery course with Don has opened up a whole new world to me.  I hope to continue with this new skill to make some unique and special gifts for family and friends.
    Angela Choi Dubai


cuff links

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Roller printing was used to add detail to these round, curved discs of silver. Made at TASHKEEL in Dubai. Weekly class every Monday morning

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Clear acrylic and silver were used on these cufflinks. Made at GWA evening class in Dubai

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Beaten silver domes, with an added satin finish. Made at BISAD School in Abu Dhabi. Weekly class every Tuesday morning

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Thick silver sheet was used for these cufflinks, presented as a gift to an angler. Made at GWA Dubai

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Copper sheet was combined with acrylic to make these large cufflinks at tashkeel in Dubai

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Thick gauge silver was used to create these cufflinks at the Thursday morning adult class at dssilversmith studios in Dubai


necklaces


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A collection of silver wire rings and silver domed semi-spheres, soldered together and polished. GEMS World Academy School in Dubai.

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A necklace in copper. Made of three contrasting pieces each with a different surface finish. GEMS World Academy School in Dubai.

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An intricate pendant mounted on silver wire, made at the dssilversmith teaching studio in Dubai

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Existing beads were added to this silver necklace at The Club in Abu Dhabi

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Silver wire and sheet combined and soldered. Made at tashkeel in Dubai

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Large purple crystals were used to adorn this silver necklace made at GWA adult evening class in Dubai


rings

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An outcome from a silver ring workshop held at dssilversmith studios in Al Quoz Dubai

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An ornate two part ring, made at the Thursday morning adult class held at dssilversmith in Al Quoz Dubai

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Silver ring outcomes from a workshop held at The Club in Abu Dhabi

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This 'buckle' ring was made at the Sunday morning adult class at Al Bateen school in Abu Dhabi

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An outcome from a silver ring workshop held at dssilversmith studios in Al Quoz Dubai

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An outcome from a silver ring workshop held at dssilversmith studios in Al Quoz Dubai

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An acrylic and silver ring with matching earrings. Made at DBS evening class

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A plain silver band with silver and copper bowls added to the top. Made at DBS evening class

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Silver wires soldered onto a silver sheet ring. Made at GWA evening class

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A glass beach pebble set into a silver setting and placed upon a silver band. Made at Tashkeel morning class

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Roller printing was used to decorate the bowl of this ring, which was then fixed to a plain band. Made at Tashkeel morning class

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Blue acrylic was shaped into a cube to add colour to this silver wire ring. Made at GWA evening class

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A plain silver band with a pierced pattern. Made at dssilversmith studios in Dubai

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Outcomes from a one-off workshop fro staff at "theNational' in Abu Dhabi

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A square ring made from layers of silver and black acrylic. Made at DBS evening class

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This two-finger ring, which uses acrylic sandwiched between two layers of silver, was produced at GEMS World Academy in Dubai. Weekly classes are every Sunday and Monday evening

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Flared strips of silver, soldered together at the base. This ring was produced at Dubai British School adult evening class

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A double, square wire shank was added to this cluster of silver bowls from an adult student at GEMS World Academy in Dubai

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A selection of silver rings made at a one-off workshop, in Al Quoz Dubai

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Roller printing was used to add detail to the top silver disc of this ring. Made at GEMS World Academy in Dubai during the weekly Sunday and Monday evening class

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A beaten silver rectangle added to a plain sheet band. Made at BISAD School in Abu Dhabi. Weekly classes are every Tuesday morning

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A group of rings and a pendant made in one of the regular morning workshops held at ReMade, Al Quoz in Dubai

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A wire ring, with added flower cups, made at The Club in Abu Dhabi during a one-off morning workshop.

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A large purple crystal was fixed to this silver ring at GWA adult evening classes in Dubai

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This simple, wire ring with added flower and ball detail, was made at a workshop held at the weekly Tuesday morning adult class at BISAD school in Abu Dhabi

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Silver squares were added to a plain band, then punched with different name initials. Made at BISAD school Tuesday morning weekly adult class in Abu Dhabi

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Four domed, round petals, added to a wire band. Made at BISAD school Tuesday morning weekly adult class in Abu Dhabi

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Ebony was used as the insert if this silver ring made at GWA adult evening class in Dubai

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A frosted finish was added to this ring outcome, then the edges highlighted by burnishing. Made at Tashkeel Monday morning adult class in Dubai

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Red, semi-precious ruby, set in a round silver wire ring setting. Made at Tashkeel in Dubai during weekly adult class held every Monday morning


earrings

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Contrasting finished added to these two-part earrings. Made at a workshop in Jumeirah Islands Dubai

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Pierced earrings with a textured finish. Made at GWA in Dubai

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Beaten bowls with added silver balls. Made at a workshop in Jumeirah Islands Dubai

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Blue acrylic was added to these earrings for added colour. Made at GWA school in Dubai

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Delicate strips of thin twisted silver with a contrasting satin and polished finish. made at Tashkeel Monday morning class in Dubai.

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Black acrylic added to polished silver backgrounds. Made at GWA in Dubai

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Fine silver wire was used as the ear fixing in these earrings, produced at The Club in Abu Dhabi as part of a one-off earring workshop

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Red acrylic was used as an insert to these square wire earrings. Made at GEMS World Academy Monday evening adult evening class in Dubai

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Bunches of grapes were used as the inspiration for these earrings, made at GEMS World Academy adult evening class held Monday and Tuesday evenings in Dubai

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A selection of outcomes made at CREATE at The Courtyard in Al Quoz Dubai, in one of their regular jewellery workshops

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A pair of earrings which do not rely upon a traditional fixing. Created by a student at GEMS World Academy Sunday evening adult evening class in Dubai

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Contrasting finishes were added to these silver sheet earrings. Made at GEMS World Academy adult evening class in Dubai. Classes are every Sunday and Monday evening

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Round silver wire was used to make these interlocking rings, which were then beaten flat with a polished hammer. Made at CREATE in Dubai in a weekly Thursday morning class

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Silver twisted wires, which were then beaten flat and rounded. Made at Tashkeel during the weekly Monday morning class in Dubai

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Silver balls, made from molten wire and polished. Made at a regular morning workshop at The Club in Abu Dhabi


bangles & bracelets

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Leather was added to these sheet pieces to form a multi-media cuff. Made at DBS evening class in Dubai

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Charms were added to this sheet bangle as ornament. Made at GWA in Dubai

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A cluster of bangles, each with a different inscription. Made at GWA evening class in Dubai

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Silver rings soldered together flat, then formed into a cuff. Made at GWA in Dubai

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An elegant, quite large cuff made in silver wire. Made at the dssilversmith teaching studio in Dubai

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This buckle cuff uses the spring of the silver to form a locking mechanism. Made at GWA in Dubai

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This bangle was beaten around its centre, forcing the curve to happen. Made at the Sunday morning Al Bateen weekly adult class in Abu Dhabi

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A bangle made from one length of round silver wire, which was flattened at various points. Made at Dubai British School adult evening class

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Plain silver cuff, with punched, Islamic inspired detail. Made at Al Bateen adult weekly class in Abu Dhabi every Sunday morning

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A silver and leather bracelet made at CREATE in The Courtyard, Al Quoz Dubai as part of the weekly Thursday morning adult classes

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Two flowers of silver were added to the ends of a length of silver sheet to create this bangle. Produced at Al Yasmina adult class in Abu Dhabi

  • I have been taking Don's class for more than a year and I love it! Don creates a relaxed, fun atmosphere in class and most importantly, provides an individual approach to each student and spends time teaching you particular techniques like soldering, working with wire or polishing. I have had tremendous progress and now have enough skills to make complex creations.
    Elena Dubai
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A molten, reticulated surface was added to this bangle as a surface texture. Produced by an adult student at GEMS World Academy in Dubai in a weekly Monday evening class

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Roller printing was used to add detail to this plain, highly polished band of silver. Made at TASHKEEL in Dubai. Classes are every Monday morning

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These silver rings were curved and soldered to each other in opposing positions. Made at GEMS World Academy in Dubai in a weekly Sunday evening class

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Silver wires curved in opposite directions, with added heart and star detail. Made at BISAD weekly Tuesday morning adult classes in Abu Dhabi

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A thick, D-shaped wire bangle, finished with a matt surface. Made at Al Bateen Sunday morning adult class in Abu Dhabi

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Three silver wires, curved in opposite directions and soldered together. Made at BISAD weekly Tuesday morning adult class in Abu Dhabi