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Sustainable Practice: Recycling Silver with Elisavet Messi

Workshop  /  Technics  /  08 Jul 2024
Published: 03.07.2024
Sustainable Practice: Recycling Silver with Elisavet Messi.
Sustainable Practice: Recycling Silver with Elisavet Messi

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Intro
Learn to recycle scrap silver for sustainable jewellery while complying with hallmarking standards with experienced jeweller Elisavet Messi at the Goldsmiths’ Centre in London.​
 
Mining silver and gold impacts the environment, but recycling offers a solution. According to the Alliance for Responsible Mining, 55% of all jewellery could be made from recycled materials.

As environmental awareness grows, more designers seek greener metal alternatives. Recycling scrap metal can make your jewellery more sustainable.
This in-person course, ideal for all experience levels, offers a hands-on approach to material recycling. Award-winning metalworker Elisavet Messi will guide you through the process with demonstrations, handouts, and individual practice. You'll also receive an online guide to support your sustainable practice.
While we can't stop precious metal mining, this course helps you contribute to the solution by reusing metals already in circulation.

When: 8 July 2024. 9.30am – 12.30pm
Cost: £99 + bring your own scrap of sterling silver

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Elisavet Messi is an award-winning professional goldsmith. As the daughter of a mechanical engineer, and a trained goldsmith, Elisavet Messi is a big supporter of technicality and innovation. With a focus on sustainability and ethical practice, her sculptural jewellery focuses on materials and is made from 100% recycled silver and 14ct recycled gold where possible. Elisavet has received multiple awards for her innovative use of wire including the Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council Awards and the honour to be a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Gold and Silver Wyre Drawers and the Goldsmiths’ Centre’s Workshops Technician. Beyond her own practice, she is also passionate about academia, and she is an active mentor and tutor for several institutes, which she still undertakes research projects on the field of art and design.