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DIY* silver workshop in Koh Phangan, Thailand.

As I’m fond of jewellery making and always interested in learning new techniques, I took the chance, to attend a silver workshop on my travel through Thailand, in Koh phangan. The workshop lasted one day and was accomplished by Yot, a thai silver smith, living in Thongsala.

 

Yot explained to me and Linn, a Girl from Norway, how to use the tools and how to heat the silver with the gas flame. After having done first experiences with the material on test pieces, we were ready to create our own jewellery. I chose a green Fluorit from his stone stock to make a frame around and wear it as a necklace.

 After cutting, heating and melting, my silver piece looked like this.

Now the piece had to be treated with the file. This is hard work, as on all the connections, the black parts must be filed away.

After all, the finished silver parts had to lay in a chemical bath for half an hour. Then Yot filed it by machine to clean it.

And here is the result, my own made silver jewellery, I like!

If you do not have time to attend a silver workshop then do not miss to visit Yot’s shop in Thongsala.

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