Introduction to Jewellery Making & Silversmithing
This is a rolling programme which runs every Thursday evening 6.30pm - 9.00pm. The course fee covers 10 weeks from the start of your first night. The course mirrors the academic year and is therefore doesn't run when school is closed.
The fees cover use of workshop and all tools, a starter pack of copper sheet, saw blades and sanding papers - all other materials can be brought with you or purchased from the workshop - see below for details.
The course is suitable for beginners or those with some experience.
On this course you will learn how to design and make your own unique pieces of jewellery in copper and sterling silver. You will be taught a range of traditional jewellery making skills and techniques including:
- Saw piercing
All beginners start by making a ring, bangle and pendant. Students will then have the opportunity to develop their own designs. Improvers can work on their own designs with guidance and support as required.
On completing the course you will have gained confidence in basic bench skills and have several pieces you have designed and made to wear or give to friends and family.
Those who go on to a subsequent 10 weeks will continue to improve their skills and try their hand at further techniques such as:
- Direct Casting
- Stone setting
You will then have the opportunity to incorporate these processes into your own designs. You will be encouraged to work independently on your own projects with tutor support and guidance available.
The workshop is fully equipped with free on-site parking. There is also plenty of tea/coffee and biscuits available.
There are additional costs for materials such as base metals, sterling silver, solder, saw blades and findings. These can be purchased from the workshop or bought personally:-
Jewellery Starter Pack - £8.50 (2x copper sheets, 7x wet & dry paper, 2M copper wire, 12x saw blades) - one pack included in cost.
Silver - £1.50 per gram
0.9mm Copper Sheet 6”x3” - £2.10
Saw blades (x12) - £2.60
Wet & Dry Paper - £1.10 per sheet
Dates & Times
Every Thursday evening - 6.30pm - 9.00pm beginning 27th February 2020.
This is a friendly, small weekly class where you will undertake projects that you design and make yourself, with as much support and guidance as needed.
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