Currently teaching:

Silver Clay Jewellery

Melanie Blaikie


Her number one rule is ‘Keep it simple’, so each project is accompanied by straightforward information and clear step-by-step demonstrations, plus invaluable tips and tricks of the trade that are easy to follow at home.

Melanie’s jewellery career began with a stint as a diamond valuer and progressed on to becoming a jewellery designer in London’s own diamond quarter – Hatton Garden.  It was the discovery of a then little known material called Silver Clay that set Melanie on the path on sharing her knowledge, skills- and mistakes – with others.  Melanie has more recently added Polymer Clay to her teaching portfolio but with it’s brilliant colours and vibrant patterns colourful polymer clay jewellery is set to become a great hit!

Now an established tutor regularly teaching around the UK, Melanie is also the author of ‘Silver Clay Workshop ‘ a complete guide to getting started with silver clay jewellery and ‘Rings’ a collection of mixed media projects using unusual and re-cycled materials to create fun jewellery.