Make A Silver Trinket Box (Advanced Silver Course)

Learn to make a beautiful nesting lid silver trinket box. Great for Developing your Silverwork Skills

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Learn how to design and make your own silver trinket box in this advanced level course

If you're a jeweller looking to extend your skills in jewellery design, making and soldering then this course is for you! Taught in a series of bite-sized videos by expert jeweller, Hayley Kruger, in this courses you will learn how to create your own silver trinket box with a nesting lid.

You will learn how to:

  • Design
  • Construct
  • Measure
  • Solder
  • Pierce
  • File
  • Polish and finish your bespoke silver trinket box with nesting lid to a professional standard

All of these techniques take time and practice and in this in-depth video course we have 9 lessons to guide you through the process which you can re-watch as many times as you like to perfect the skills and master the techniques.

This is an advanced level class that will help you develop your confidence in all areas of metal work as well as being a lovely project to make and sell

Make a silver trinket box online workshop with Jewellers Academy

What Will You Get?

  • Lifetime access to comprehensive video lessons, guiding you through all the techniques, tips and tricks to perfecting your stone setting
  • Advice and guidance from an experienced jeweller on how to manage commissions and working with clients
  • Downloadable course notes to work alongside the videos
  • Access to our supportive community of jewellers and tutors to help you at every stage of the process
  • Access to the videos 24/7 - you can stop, pause, rewind and replay as much as you like
  • Excellent close-up shots to see what is happening in each step so you don't miss a thing
Make a silver trinket box online workshop with Jewellers Academy

Your Instructor

Hayley Kruger
Hayley Kruger

Hayley Kruger is a South African raised, UK based designer. After completing a degree in Silversmithing, Jewellery and Allied Crafts, Hayley went on to design costume jewellery for many of the UK's High Street's most recognizable names such as Marks and Spencer, River Island, Morgan, Next and Lola Rose.

She is skilled in a vast range of jewellery making skills from traditional benchwork through to using leather, suede and mixed media. The inspiration behind her work stems from the vibrancy of the regions she has lived in and the strong personalities who have influenced her life.

Having always loved making things, whether they be craft, accessories or jewellery, alongside running her business, she regularly teaches at the London Jewellery School to help pass on some of her knowledge and passion for jewellery to others.

This is an advanced level course suitable for jewellers who have experience of working with sheet silver metal and are competent at soldering and basic stone setting.

If you are new to working with silver but would like to give it a try take a look at our beginners course The Silver Jewellery Workshop, the Soldering Masterclass and Stone Setting in Silver first.


Bench peg

Piercing saw and blade/s

Wax to lubricate saw blade


Fine permanent marker e.g. sharpie

Flat file

Needle file set

Steel block


Rawhide mallet

Ring mandrel or doming punch

Pliers set - flat nosed, round nosed and D shaped

Parallel pliers

D shaped pliers

Doming block and doming punch


Sandpaper - coarse, 800 - 1000

Emery sticks

Propane/butane torch (we used the GoSystem torch)

Jewellers charcoal block

Firing/soldering bricks

Binding wire

Bowl for quenching

Flux and paint brush (borax is recommended for larger pieces like the box)

Safety glasses

Jewellers pickle

Optional: Pendant motor/Dremel/Foredom with flex shaft attachment

Important: ensure you read the instructions and safety guidelines before using

Always wear safely glasses when using a pendant motor

Your choice of polishing mops


2 x silver strip. Each strip is 85mm or 8.5cm long, 8mm deep, 0.8mm thick (these are for the side of the box and the side of the lid)

2 x square piece of silver 3.5cm x 3.5cm for the base of the box and lid. Thickness is your choice, the thicker the piece the

more heat you'll need to solder it. Hayley used 0.5mm thickness in this example

1 x silver strip. 85mm or 8.5cm x 5mm - 0.5mm thick. This is for the inner rim of the box

Embellishment of your choice for the top of the box (see the course for more info)

Hard solder and easy solder

We look forward to welcoming you on the course and seeing your new creations soon

Student Work...

Here are some beautiful boxes made using this course

Made by (left to right) Sue Chapman and Lynne Glazzard

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