Synnove Saelthun - Jewellery Tutor
Beginners Beading, Intermediate Beading, Advanced Beading, Beginners Wax Carving, Intermediate Wax Carving, How to Photograph Your Jewellery.
Previous Qualifications & Training:
Goldsmith Degree from Norway, One year at Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC, 15 years working in the jewellery industry around the world.
How I got involved in making jewellery:
I travelled in Nepal and India when I was 18, a world overflowing of beautiful jewellery, dazzling gemstones and colours. I started my Goldsmith training as soon as I got back home and knew from the moment I put a saw blade to a piece of silver, metal was my material.
Things I have done:
I have run my own jewellery business in Oslo, New York and London, often working part-time for prominent and inspiring designers at the same time to keep on learning and discovering.
Things I do now:
Co-owner of Oria Jewellery LTD
My biggest achievement so far:
Starting up Oria Jewellery, where we source all of our material for our fine fashion jewellery from fair trade sources.
Things I hope to achieve in the future:
Grow Oria Jewellery and be part of moving the jewellery industry in a more environmentally and fair trade direction.
Three words that describe me are:
Workaholic, curious, positive.
I am inspired by:
Nature, architecture. Inventors and artists who never give up and never compromise but let their passion drive them, like James Dyson.
My favourite jeweller is:
Check out my work at:
Please Note: Our classes are suitable for those aged 16 and over & for health and safety reasons, all students need to wear closed toe shoes when coming to the workshop. If you have any access requirements, please contact us before booking a course. And due to our small class sizes we are unable to offer transfers or refunds on our courses once booked. Please make sure you can make the date before booking. Thanks LJS x