Bobbins, Buttons and Thimbles Silver Jewellery Workshop
The Bobbins, Buttons and Thimbles Silver Jewellery Workshop is run by Helen Drye, the designer and maker behind Silver and Stone Jewellery Design. Her work is inspired by Skipwith Common Nature Reserve near her Studio, near York. She creates a range of little pictures of the Common in silver, glimpses through the trees: mini works of art. Her work features the trees and the birds from the Common with the moon shining through the trees.
She is also passionate about teaching jewellery making, helping develop peoples’ creative skills and give some much needed time out from busy lives. She works in sterling silver and silver clay (a mouldable silver), and teaches a variety of silver jewellery making courses. People regularly make a weekend visit for her courses, combined with the wonderful city of York. She runs the North Yorkshire Accredited Training Centre for Precious Metal Clay as a certified senior tutor.