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September 2014
£195 - £220

Cold Enamelling Jewellery Techniques (A19)

Tuesday 9 September 2014 @ 10:00 am - Tuesday 18 November 2014 @ 1:00 pm
blue cold enamel on etched silver earrings, by Radha; copper Lotus pendants with applied cold enamel

Cold Enamelling Jewellery Techniques: 10 Week Course (Morning, Tue). – Explore methods to add colour to your designs using cold enamelling jewellery techniques. Experiment with a range of traditional techniques that can be applied using resin- based enamels, including champlevé, sgarfito and cloisonné. This course also runs on Tuesday evenings (course code B19). Project 1 – Experimentation – produce a range of test pieces that explore technique Project 2 – Design and make a matching set of jewellery using your…

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£195 - £220

Cold Enamelling Jewellery Techniques (B19)

Tuesday 9 September 2014 @ 6:00 pm - Tuesday 18 November 2014 @ 9:00 pm
blue cold enamel on etched silver earrings, by Radha; copper Lotus pendants with applied cold enamel

Cold Enamelling Jewellery Techniques: 10 Week Course (Evening, Tue). – Explore methods to add colour to your designs using cold enamelling jewellery techniques. Experiment with a range of traditional techniques that can be applied using resin- based enamels, including champlevé, sgarfito and cloisonné. This course also runs on Tuesday mornings (course code A19). Project 1 – Experimentation – produce a range of test pieces that explore technique Project 2 – Design and make a matching set of jewellery using your…

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January 2015
£195 - £220

Personal Project Development – Jewellery Design Skills (A20)

Tuesday 13 January 2015 @ 10:00 am - Tuesday 24 March 2015 @ 1:00 pm
hinged silver bracelet with wood and delft-cast inlayed panels

Personal Project Development – Jewellery Design Skills: 10 Week Course (Morning, Tue). – This Personal Project Development course combines theoretical elements of jewellery design skills with practical making projects to inspire new ways of working. Students are encouraged to bring a project they wish to work on; for those interested to develop a collection or an adaptable suite of jewellery (parure) the tutor will offer guidance and assistance. There are no specific projects set for this class as each student will…

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£195 - £220

Personal Project Development – Jewellery Design Skills (B20)

Tuesday 13 January 2015 @ 6:00 pm - Tuesday 24 March 2015 @ 9:00 pm
Learn how to develop your jewellery design skills

Personal Project Development – Jewellery Design Skills: 10 Week Course (Evening, Tue). – This Personal Project Development course combines theoretical elements of jewellery design skills with practical making projects to inspire new ways of working. Students are encouraged to bring a project they wish to work on; for those interested to develop a collection or an adaptable suite of jewellery (parure) the tutor will offer guidance and assistance. There are no specific projects set for this class as each student will…

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April 2015
£220

Fold forming Jewellery and Keum Boo (A21)

Tuesday 21 April 2015 @ 10:00 am - Tuesday 7 July 2015 @ 1:00 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

Fold Forming Jewellery and Keum Boo: 10 Week Course(Morning, Tue).  Book Now – On this 10 week course you will experiment with fold form jewellery and keum boo techniques. This will include scoring, fold forming, silversmithing, and you will also learn how to apply Keum Boo to your silver work to add colour and contrast to your designs. Project 1 – Scoring and fold forming metal to create 3D forms from sheet Project 2 – Keum boo application, Project 3…

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£195 - £220

Fold Forming Jewellery and Keum Boo (B21)

Tuesday 21 April 2015 @ 6:00 pm - Tuesday 7 July 2015 @ 9:00 pm
Jewellery courses on Folding, Forming techniques for jewellery

Fold Forming Jewellery and Keum Boo: 10 Week Course (Evening, Tue). Book Now – On this 10 week course you will experiment with fold form jewellery and keum boo techniques. This will include scoring, fold forming, silversmithing, and you will also learn how to apply Keum Boo to your silver work to add colour and contrast to your designs. Project 1 – Scoring and fold forming metal to create 3D forms from sheet Project 2 – Keum boo application, Project…

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July 2015

Make a Wood and Silver Ring (WS02)

Saturday 4 July 2015 @ 10:00 am - Sunday 5 July 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Wood and silver ring by Nic Webb

Jewellery making workshop with guest tutor Nic Webb – make a wood and silver ring. You will learn how to make a wood and silver ring by combining various soldering and forming techniques on this weekend course. You will be using fine silver and sustainable hardwoods.

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September 2015

Improve Soldering Skills (A22)

Tuesday 8 September 2015 @ 10:00 am - Tuesday 10 November 2015 @ 1:00 pm
improve Soldering skills , 10 week jewellery making course

Jewellery class – Focus on improving your soldering skills, while developing your own jewellery project(s). Book now.
Soldering Skills – Weekly group tutorials and demonstrations examining the nitty gritty of soldering, from basic to complex procedures over 10 weeks. Personal Project – continue to develop your own jewellery projects with as much assistance as you need from your tutor.

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Improve Soldering Skills (B22)

Tuesday 8 September 2015 @ 6:00 pm - Tuesday 10 November 2015 @ 9:00 pm
improve Soldering skills , 10 week jewellery making course

Advanced Jewellery Making – Steps to improve soldering skills / Personal project development. 10 Week course (Evenings, Tue). Book Now – Develop your own projects with guidance from your tutor; learn how to improve soldering skills and practice new techniques to support your advancing jewellery designs. Soldering is a core skill in jewellery making and practice is essential to understand how to control heat for optimum results. On this course we will examine common mistakes when soldering, looking at ways to remedy and…

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December 2015

Keum Boo for Jewellery (KB05)

Monday 14 December 2015 @ 10:00 am - Tuesday 15 December 2015 @ 3:00 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

Book now. The ancient Korean technique of keum boo is both beautiful and cost effective, and over the 2-day jewellery making 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 jewellery.

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January 2016

Recycling Silver (A23)

Tuesday 12 January 2016 @ 10:00 am - Tuesday 22 March 2016 @ 1:00 pm
Recycling silver - smelt your scrap, process it into sheet , wire, or cast it into a new piece of jewellery

Recycling silver: 10 week jewellery making course, How to identify precious metals, how to prepare, Melt and cast scrap into ingots or bars; how to process into sheet and wire. Book now.

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Recycling Silver (B23)

Tuesday 19 January 2016 @ 6:00 pm - Tuesday 29 March 2016 @ 9:00 pm
Recycling silver - smelt your scrap, process it into sheet , wire, or cast it into a new piece of jewellery

Recycling silver – Learn the processes involved in recycling silver on this 10 week jewellery making course. Smelt your old scraps and process the new metal into sheet or wire. Learn how to make a mould using delft sand to cast your recycled metal into a new piece of jewellery. Book now.

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April 2016

Wax Techniques For Jewellery Making (A24)

Tuesday 12 April 2016 @ 10:00 am - Tuesday 21 June 2016 @ 1:00 pm
Wax Techniques For Jewellery Making

On this 10 week jewellery course you will have the opportunity to explore a range of wax techniques for jewellery making, including how to make one- off models for lost wax casting. Understand how size and dimension affects the weight of your final piece in various metals and learn how to reduce weight without compromising the visual impact of your design. Make a prototype that can be reproduced to make multiples of the same design. Book now.

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Wax Techniques For Jewellery Making (B24)

Tuesday 12 April 2016 @ 6:00 pm - Tuesday 21 June 2016 @ 9:00 pm
Wax Techniques For Jewellery Making

10 week jewellery course in wax techniques for casting in precious metals. Book now.
Project 1 – Wax carving: design and carve a ring in wax; incorporate a stone setting.
Project 2 – Working with hot wax: make a one-off wax model for lost wax casting

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June 2016

Casting Techniques for Jewellery (DC11)

Thursday 16 June 2016 @ 10:00 am - Friday 17 June 2016 @ 3:00 pm
casting techniques for jewellery, delft casting with precious metals

Casting Techniques for Jewellery: 2 Day Course (Thu-Fri).  Book Now – This 2 day course introduces students to a range of home-studio casting techniques for jewellery and other small accessories. Experiment with a variety of approaches to casting, exploring cuttlefish casting, delft sand casting, plywood and silicone mould making. Using pewter as our metal for casting we will also look at ways to incorporate other materials into the cast. You may also work with silver if you wish, but you…

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July 2016

Keum Boo for Jewellery (KB06)

Saturday 16 July 2016 @ 10:00 am - Sunday 17 July 2016 @ 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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Make a Wood and Silver Ring (WS03)

Saturday 30 July 2016 @ 10:00 am - Sunday 31 July 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Ring by Nic Webb

Make a Wood and Silver Ring: Weekend Course Book Now You will learn how to make a wood and silver ring by combining various soldering and forming techniques on this weekend course. You will be using fine silver and sustainable hardwoods. Taught by guest tutor Nic Webb, you will learn how to prepare a silver ring which you will then form around your chosen piece of hardwood, bringing contrast of colour and texture to your ring. The course fee covers…

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October 2016

Gemmilicious! Gemmology courses with Stone Setting

Saturday 1 October 2016 @ 10:00 am - Saturday 3 December 2016 @ 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. GB1 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 setting…

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Gemmilicious Greens (GG1) – gemmology and stone setting workshop

Saturday 1 October 2016 @ 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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Etching Techniques for Jewellery (A25)

Tuesday 4 October 2016 @ 10:00 am - Tuesday 8 November 2016 @ 1:00 pm
Explore etching techniques for jewellery

Etching Techniques for Jewellery: 6 Week Course (Morning, Tuesday). Book now – On this 6 week course you will explore a range of etching techniques that we use to create pattern, line and texture in our jewellery designs. You will have the opportunity to experiment with mordants and resists that we commonly use, and you will also gain an understanding the associated health and safety issues relating to their usage. You will also experiment with photo etching to transfer photographic images to metal. Project…

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Etching Techniques for Jewellery (b25)

Tuesday 4 October 2016 @ 6:30 pm - Tuesday 8 November 2016 @ 9:00 pm
Explore etching techniques for jewellery

Etching Techniques for Jewellery: 6 Week Course (Evening, Tuesday). Book now – On this 6 week jewellery course you will explore a range of etching techniques for jewellery – methods we commonly use in jewellery making to create pattern, line and texture. Experiment with a range of mordants and resists, and processes including  photo etching, a method we use to transfer photographic images to metal. Learn how to work safely with these potentially hazardous chemicals and processes. The course is delivered in 3 projects: Project…

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Wax Carving for Casting Silver Jewellery (C25)

Thursday 6 October 2016 @ 6:30 pm - Thursday 10 November 2016 @ 9:00 pm
examples of carved wax rings

By the end of this course you will know how to:
– Cut, carve, manipulate and polish wax to realise your designs.
– Prepare your items for professional lost wax casting taking into consideration the constraints of the processes and materials involved.
– Make a prototype that can be reproduced to make multiples of the same design.

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Beautiful Blues, Pretty Purples (BP1) – gemmology and stone setting workshop

Saturday 22 October 2016 @ 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 2016

Plush pinks and Radiant Reds (PR1) – gemmology and stone setting

Saturday 5 November 2016 @ 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 (CC1) – gemmology and stone setting workshop

Saturday 19 November 2016 @ 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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December 2016

Perfect Pearls (PP1) – Pearl grading and pearl stringing workshop

Saturday 10 December 2016 @ 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 2017

How to use the Fly Press – Texturing, Hollow Forming and Forging (A26)

Tuesday January 17 @ 10:00 am - Tuesday March 21 @ 1:00 pm
make forms like these using the fly press.

Advanced jewellery course: Explore new ways to create texture and form; learn how to use the fly press to add dimension to your jewellery. (Mornings, Tue) – On this advanced jewellery course we explore how to get the most out of the mighty Fly Press! Create simple, reversible dies from acrylic, brass or steel to make repeatable, hollow forms. Batch produce to make a series of similar objects. Solder reversed sides together to make cushioned forms for beads, pendants , brooches or bracelets.…

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How to use the Fly Press – Texturing, Hollow Forming and Forging (B26)

Tuesday January 17 @ 6:30 pm - Wednesday March 22 @ 9:00 pm
make forms like these using the fly press.

Advanced jewellery course: Explore new ways to create texture and form; learn how to use the fly press to add dimension to your jewellery. (Evening, Tue). – On this advanced jewellery course we explore how to get the most out of the mighty Fly Press! Explore hollow forming techniques; create simple, reversible dies from acrylic, brass or steel to make repeatable, 3D forms. Batch produce to make a series of similar objects. Solder reversed sides together to make cushioned forms for beads, pendants , brooches…

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Hinges, Clasps and Connections; Design and Make a Locket (C26)

Thursday January 19 @ 6:30 pm - Thursday March 23 @ 9:00 pm
learn how to make boxes, lockets and bottles in silver

Intermediate jewellery course: Explore ways to connect elements together, especially in relation to hinges and clasps. 6 week course, with an extended 10 week course option to also design and make a locket, box or bottle to wear. (Evening, Thu). – On this intermediate jewellery course we get to grips with a range of methods to join elements together. Explore how to create movement using hinges and similar linkage techniques; experiment with joints that detach and re-connect. Take the 6 Week course to produce a range of test…

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March 2017

Decorative Hand Engraving (HE02)

Saturday March 18 @ 10:00 am - Sunday March 19 @ 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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