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September 2017

Experimental stone setting techniques – Delft, Claw and Wax (A28)

Tuesday September 19 @ 10:00 am - Tuesday November 21 @ 1:00 pm
experimental stone setting from delft casting, wax forming and claw

The aim of the course is to create designs that begin with the stone. How best can you show all of its qualities? Once you understand how to create simple, reliable settings using conventional techniques you can adapt these processes to truly honour the spirit of the gemstone.

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Flux One Year Advanced Certificate in Jewellery

Tuesday 19 September 2017 @ 6:00 pm - Tuesday 26 June 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Advanced certificate in jewellery

Take your jewellery design and jewellery making skills to a professional level with the Flux Advanced Certificate in Jewellery. Book now – Do you already have a good range of jewellery making skills Do you want to take a more professional approach to your jewellery practice? If so, the Flux one year, part time Advanced Certificate in Jewellery is for you. On this one year jewellery course we present a rich and varied programme of study to further enrich your jewellery practice. We put the focus…

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Experimental stone setting techniques – Delft, Claw and Wax (B28)

Tuesday September 19 @ 6:15 pm - Tuesday November 21 @ 9:15 pm
experimental stone setting from delft casting, wax forming and claw

Explore experimental and conventional approaches to stone setting. Combine traditional and experimental techniques to produce unusual, stone-set jewellery. (Evenings, Tuesdays).  Book Now – On this jewellery course we explore traditional and experimental stone setting techniques in order to re-imagine new ways to design jewellery with stones.  The aim of the course is to create designs that begin with the stone as the source of inspiration. How best can you show all off the qualities of your stone?  Firstly we begin with the bare fundamentals of traditional…

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October 2017

Gemmilicious! Gemmology courses with Stone Setting

Saturday 28 October 2017 @ 10:00 am - Sunday 4 February 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Gemmology and stone setting courses. Identify your favourite stone, make a tension set ring.

Learn ways to identify coloured gemstones. Combine gemmology and stone setting: put your new knowledge straight into practice with an afternoon workshop session to make a stone-set piece of jewellery. GB2  Book Now Do you know your Emeralds from your Agates? Can you tell the difference between Ruby and Pink Tourmaline? How many colours do Sapphires come in? Did you know you can identify a Diamond from a Cubic Zirconium with only a pen to aid you? Are you ready to learn some gemmology and stone…

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Gemmilicious Greens (GG2) – gemmology and stone setting workshop

Saturday October 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Emeralds come in all cuts and qualities.

Learn ways to identify green gemstones. Combine gemmology and stone setting: put your new knowledge straight into practice with an afternoon workshop session to make a stone-set piece of jewellery. How many green gemstones can you name? Can you tell the differences between them? Do you know your Emeralds from your Agates? Can you tell the difference between Moldavite and glass? Can you identify a Green Garnet from Peridot??  Are you ready to learn some gemmology and stone setting techniques? On this one day course you’ll…

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Beautiful Blues, Pretty Purples (BP2) – gemmology and stone setting workshop

Sunday October 29 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Amethyst, Sapphire, Aquamarine, Topaz, Praziolite, Tanzanite, Iolite

Learn ways to identify gemstones with blue and purple hues. Combine gemmology and stone setting: put your new knowledge straight into practice with an afternoon workshop session to make a stone-set piece of jewellery. How many blue gemstones can you name? Can you tell the differences between them? Do you know your Aquamarine from your Topaz? How can you tell Sapphire from Prasiolite?? Can you tell the difference between Iolite and and Tanzanite? Why might you choose Amethyst in preference to  Flourite??  Are you ready to learn some gemmology and…

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November 2017

Keum Boo for Jewellery (KB08)

Saturday November 18 @ 10:00 am - Sunday November 19 @ 5:00 pm
3 textured silver rings with Keum Boo; Ginko leaf with Keum Boo, example of silver jewellery that has been oxidised after Keum Boo application

Keum Boo for Jewellery: 2 Day Course (Sat-Sun). Book Now – This short, weekend jewellery making course introduces students to the art of keum boo: fusing fine gold foil (24ct) to a finished piece of sterling silver jewellery. The ancient Korean technique of keum boo is both beautiful and cost effective, and over the 2-day workshop we will also highlight additional techniques that can be applied to further enhance the contrast of colour and texture to produce highly individual pieces of…

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December 2017

Perfect Pearls (PP2) – Pearl grading and pearl stringing workshop

Sunday December 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Baroque Pearls, Keshi Pearls, Round/Oval Pearls, Dyed Pearls.

Learn ways to identify different types of Pearl. Combine gemmology and pearl stringing: put your new knowledge straight into practice with an afternoon workshop session to make a knotted string of pearls. Would you know if your pearls were dyed or naturally coloured? What is the difference between a Keshi Pearl and a Baroque pearl?  What is the difference between an Akoya Pearl and a Tahitian Pearl? How do Freshwater Pearls differ from the saltwater variety?  These little shell-fish gems have been favoured…

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January 2018

Explore metal manipulation techniques. Make a small vessel in copper or silver (B29)

Tuesday 16 January 2018 @ 6:15 am - Tuesday 20 March 2018 @ 9:15 pm
Fold Forming Techniques for Jewellery

Explore ways to bend, stretch, crease and distort sheet metals like copper and silver. Design and make a small vessel in copper or silver (Evenings, Tuesdays).  Book Now. – On this 10 week course you will experiment with metal manipulation techniques including scoring, fold forming and raising to create 3D form from sheet metal. To this end we present you with a series of short, open ended projects that explore how to manipulate sheet metal into varied form using  hammers and stakes, mallets and punches. Then using your…

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Explore metal manipulation techniques. Make a small vessel in copper or silver. (A29)

Tuesday 16 January 2018 @ 9:10 am - Tuesday 20 March 2018 @ 1:00 pm
Fold Forming Techniques for Jewellery

Explore ways to bend, stretch, crease and distort sheet metals like copper and silver. Design and make a small vessel in copper or silver.  (Mornings, Tuesdays).  Book Now – On this 10 week course you will experiment with metal manipulation techniques including scoring, fold forming and raising to create 3D form from sheet metal. To this end we present you with a series of short, open ended projects that explore how to manipulate sheet metal into varied form using  hammers and stakes, mallets and punches. Then using your…

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Stone Setting Techniques – Fine and Fancy. (C29)

Thursday 18 January 2018 @ 6:15 pm - Thursday 22 March 2018 @ 9:15 pm
Round and oval stone settings; settings for emerald cut, trillion Pear and marquis shaped stones

Stone Setting Techniques – Make a tension-set ring, learn to set using flush and claw style settings. Extend your knowledge to also make settings for fancy shaped stones. (Evening, Thu). Book Now – This intermediate jewellery course is perfect for those ready to take their stone setting knowledge to the next level.  Learn the principles of tension setting, flush and claw setting. Further extend your skills to learn how to set more unusual fancy shaped stones (trillion, emerald, pear, marquis). The course is presented in short experimental projects that…

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February 2018

Plush pinks and Radiant Reds (PR2) – gemmology and stone setting

Saturday 3 February 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ruby, Sapphire, Garnet, Carnelian, Citrine, Fire Opal, Quartz, Amber - Plush pinks and Radiant Reds (PR1) – gemmology and stone setting

Learn ways to identify pink and red gemstones. Combine gemmology and stone setting: put your new knowledge straight into practice with an afternoon workshop session to set your favourite stone into a ring. How many pink and red gemstones can you name? Can you tell the differences between them? Do you know your Fire Opal from your Carnelian?  Can you tell the difference between Tourmaline and and Ruby? What’s the easiest way to extract Garnet from your red- gem mix??  would you like to tension set your favourite stone into a…

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Crystal Whites and Bright Clear Pastels (CC2) – gemmology and stone setting workshop

Sunday 4 February 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Diamond, Cubic Zirconia, Topaz, Sapphire, Morganite, Kunzite, Quartz.

Learn ways to identify translucent and pastel shades of gemstones. Combine gemmology and stone setting: put your new knowledge straight into practice with an afternoon workshop session to set your favourite stone into a ring. Would you know if your ring holds a Diamond or a White Sapphire? A Topaz or Quartz? Did you know you can identify a Diamond with only a pen to aid you?  Do you know your Morganite from your Kunzite?  Can you tell the difference between  coloured CZ and any of…

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March 2018

Fabric and Metal Jewellery – Textilize your Designs. (TX03)

Saturday 10 March 2018 @ 10:00 am - Sunday 11 March 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Fabric, threads and papers can be combined with metal to make unusual jewellery

Book Now. If you love the softness of silk, delicacy of lace, intensity of leather or the natural look of cotton, and want to incorporate these qualities into your jewellery, this course is for you!

Combining textiles with metal elements can give permanence to the etherial qualities of fabric, and we will explore a number of ways to draw contrasting elements together using a variety of joining methods including cold connections like riveting, screw threading and weaving.

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Decorative Hand Engraving (HE03)

Saturday 24 March 2018 @ 10:00 am - Sunday 25 March 2018 @ 5:00 pm
examples of engraving techniques fo jewellery and silversmiths

Book now. On this course we will introduce you to one of the oldest jewellery making techniques – hand engraving.

It requires the use of a graver to cut grooves into metal in order to create a beautiful design. We will learn how to prepare, sharpen and use a graver in order to create different decorative textures such as cross hatching, dotting and frosting.

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April 2018

Encapsulating techniques for jewellery: watch lenses and related cold connections (B30)

Tuesday 17 April 2018 @ 6:15 am - Tuesday 26 June 2018 @ 9:15 pm
cold connections and encapsulation

Explore ways to give permanence to delicate objects in your jewellery; encapsulating techniques using methods from resin to watch lenses for jewellery. (Tuesday, evenings)  Book Now On this course we explore methods to add secondary and perhaps more delicate elements to your metal jewellery.  Firstly you’ll produce a range of tests that explore how to use tabs, screws and rivets for joining rigid and flexible elements together. By incorporate these encapsulating techniques for jewellery you can create innovative designs. You’ll also have the chance to experiment…

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Encapsulating techniques for jewellery: watch lenses and related cold connections (A30)

Tuesday 17 April 2018 @ 10:00 am - Tuesday 26 June 2018 @ 1:00 pm
cold connections and encapsulation

Explore ways to give permanence to delicate objects in your jewellery. Encapsulation techniques using methods from resin to watch lenses for jewellery.  Book Now On this course we explore methods to add secondary and perhaps more delicate elements to your metal jewellery.  You’ll produce a range of tests that explore how to use tabs, screws and rivets for joining rigid and flexible elements together. You’ll also have the chance to experiment with watch lenses for jewellery purposes. Much like a picture frame, lenses offer the…

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Wax Carving for Casting Silver Jewellery (C30)

Thursday 19 April 2018 @ 6:15 pm - Thursday 27 September 2018 @ 9:15 pm
examples of carved wax rings

Wax Carving for Casting Silver Jewellery (Evening, Thu). Book Now – On this 10 week jewellery course you will learn a range of the wax carving techniques we commonly use to create models for casting in silver or other metals. We’ll introduce you to the practical issues of measuring and marking, and of cutting, shaping and polishing wax objects, ready for casting. We’ll also explain about the relative weights of materials you are likely to use. In the process you’ll learn how to…

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May 2018

Jewellery Inlay Techniques with Crushed Stone (CS04)

Saturday 5 May 2018 @ 10:00 am - Sunday 6 May 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Silver ring with crushed stone inlay

This weekend course introduces students to the exciting art of inlaying crushed stones into silver collets of various shapes. Traditional in Central and South America, this process will allow you to create beautiful silver jewellery of rich and intense colours. We will discuss and learn about different stones in their rough forms and each student will prepare their own stone dust and mixture of colours for their design. Book now.

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Etching Techniques for Jewellery (TF10)

Saturday 19 May 2018 @ 10:00 am - Sunday 20 May 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Explore etching techniques for jewellery

Weekend jewellery making workshop in etching – Book now. As well as exploring traditional mordant / resist applications used in etching we will also experiment with a form of photo etching which allows for the transfer of a photographic image to act as a resist for stopping out acid erosion of the metal surface.

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June 2018

Advanced Jewellery Making – Bead Setting and Pave (PB04)

Saturday 2 June 2018 @ 10:00 am - Sunday 3 June 2018 @ 5:00 pm
bead, pave and other fancy stone settings for jewellers

Advanced Jewellery Making – bead setting and pave: Weekend Course. Book Now -This course offers an introduction to bead setting and pave setting for gem-studded jewellery. Both these stone setting styles are advanced stone setting techniques that we frequently use in fine jewellery making. What will I learn? These fine stone setting techniques require a high degree of precision in metal preparation and in procedure. Over 2 days you will be guided through the steps for successful setting, and you’ll…

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July 2018

Casting Techniques for Jewellery (DC15)

Monday 2 July 2018 @ 10:00 am - Tuesday 3 July 2018 @ 3:00 pm
examples of jewellery made using studio casting techniques

Casting Techniques for Jewellery: 2 Day Course (Mon-Tue).  Book Now – On this 2 day course we introduce  a range of home-studio casting techniques for creating jewellery and other small accessories. You will have the opportunity to experiment with cuttlefish, delft sand and  plywood mould making. Pewter, a low-melt metal, will  be used for casting  into the moulds, and we will also look at ways to incorporate other materials into the cast. You can also include materials like glass, wood, plastic or stone in…

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Soldering Masterclass

Saturday 14 July 2018 @ 10:00 am - Sunday 15 July 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Advanced Soldering skills for jewellery

Master the art of soldering to improve your jewellery techniques. Book Now – Soldering is a core skill in jewellery making and practice is essential to understand how to control heat for optimum results. On this soldering masterclass we will examine common mistakes when soldering, looking at ways to remedy and improve on your existing skills. What will I learn? We present the course through demonstration, discussion and practical application. From basic to complex procedures, we will examine the challenges we commonly face…

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