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September 2014
£195 - £220

Design and Make a Silver Ring (G15)

Wednesday 10 September 2014 @ 6:00 pm - Friday 21 November 2014 @ 9:00 pm
Design and Make a Silver ring

Design and Make a Silver Ring: 10 Week Course (Evening, Wed). – Make a silver ring and learn the foundation skills in jewellery making through a series of set projects that encourage you to experiment with texturing and shaping metal. Use these experiences to design and make your very own silver ring. The course is presented in 3 projects that develop technical skills while also encouraging experimentation and design development. Project 1 – Experimental approaches to texturing and pattern making…

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January 2015
£195 - £220

Forming Techniques for Beads and Pendants (G16)

Wednesday 21 January 2015 @ 6:00 pm - Wednesday 25 March 2015 @ 9:00 pm
jewellery forming techniques for beads and pendants - rectangular pendant, cylindrical box, elliptical bead

Forming Techniques for Beads and Pendants: 10 Week Course (Evening, Wed). – We present you with a series of fun set projects that encourage you to explore and experiment with forming techniques for beads and pendants, including ways to cut, fold and stretch metal. Make three hollow forms that can be used as beads or pendants. The course is presented in 3 projects that develop technical skills while also encouraging experimentation and design development. Project 1 – Make an elliptical bead/pendant…

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June 2015

Casting Techniques for Jewellery (DC09)

Thursday 4 June 2015 @ 10:00 am - Friday 5 June 2015 @ 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 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

Design and Make a Silver Ring (G18)

Wednesday 9 September 2015 @ 6:00 pm - Wednesday 11 November 2015 @ 9:00 pm
Design and Make a Silver ring

Book now. By the end of this course you will know how to cut, file and polish metals like copper and silver, texture metal using pressing and punching techniques, hammer and punch sheet into 3d form, permanently join 2 or more elements together using traditional silver soldering techniques, forge wires into unusual and unique forms. You can make your experiments into bangles, earrings and pendants – and you will have designed and made a uniquely you ring in silver.

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April 2016

Design and Make a Pendant and a Ring with a Stone Setting (G20)

Wednesday 13 April 2016 @ 6:00 pm - Wednesday 22 June 2016 @ 9:00 pm
silver charm with peridot, by on of our Flux Jewellery School students

On this 10 week jewellery course you will learn to design and make a pendant and a ring with a stone setting using semi-precious stones and traditional silver soldering techniques. Book now.

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June 2016

Family Workshop – Cuttlefish Casting with Pewter (FP4)

Saturday 11 June 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Jewellery workshop for families: This is an exciting family workshop in cuttlefish casting, where together you will be able to make fabulous objects in metal. Design a pendant or medal in metal. Carve it. Cast it. Drill and polish it. Wear it! Camberwell Arts Week special.

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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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September 2016

Design and make a silver ring (SW12)

Saturday 17 September 2016 @ 10:00 am - Sunday 18 September 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Design and make a silver ring

Design and make a silver ring: Weekend jewellery course. Book Now – On this weekend jewellery course you will design and make a silver ring to your very own design. You will experiment with hammering techniques, learn how to size a ring, and practice cutting intricate patterns. You will explore a range of approaches to texturing, shaping and forming metal, completing several experimental rings in copper and aluminium. Then you will work in sterling silver to produce your final design. Techniques include: texturing…

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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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3 Ways to Make a Silver Ring (G21)

Wednesday 5 October 2016 @ 6:30 pm - Wednesday 9 November 2016 @ 9:00 pm
3 ways to make a silver ring

3 Ways to Make a Silver Ring: 6 Week Course (Evening, Wed).

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On this fantastic introductory course to jewellery making we’ll show you 3 ways to make a silver ring. In the process you will explore how to texture cut, bend, shape, solder and manipulate metal using traditional jewellery tools and techniques.

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Family Workshop – Cuttlefish Casting with Pewter (FP5)

Saturday 15 October 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Examples of items made by children and adults on the pewter casting family workshop

Autumn 2016 – another opportunity for local families to join us for this exciting technique of pewter casting into cuttlefish bone. Great for adults and kids; make something special for each other.

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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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Jewellery making taster: make a pair of earrings and a ring. (BS01)

Monday 12 December 2016 @ 10:00 am - Tuesday 13 December 2016 @ 3:00 pm
Beginners taster in jewellery making - make a ring and a pair of earrings

Join us for a 2-day jewellery making taster; make Christmas gifts for your loved ones. Book Now – Just in time for Christmas, join us for this 2 day jewellery making taster to make a pair of earrings a matching silver ring. Learn how we cut, texture, file and shape silver to make beautiful jewellery. This course serves as an excellent introduction to jewellery making. We’ll lead you through the design process, explaining all the elements we take into account (eg weight,…

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January 2017

Make 2 decorative hollow pendants. Extend your knowledge to make a lidded box (G22)

Wednesday January 18 @ 6:30 pm - Wednesday March 22 @ 9:00 pm
examples of decorative hollow pendants and a box

10 week Beginners jewellery making course – Making Beads, Pendants and other hollow forms. Book now. Learn how to to form sheet using doming punches and fold metal using scoring techniques and you will also know how to join two or more elements together using traditional silver soldering techniques and use wire to make jump rings and other types of attachments for jewellery.

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February 2017

Experimental Enamelling Techniques for Jewellery (EL02)

Saturday February 4 @ 10:00 am - Sunday February 5 @ 5:00 pm
Vitreous enamelling techniques on copper, steel and silver

Book now. We teach the basic technical aspects of vitreous enamelling techniques for jewellery, alongside the associated health and safety issues related to the use of enamel powders and liquids. We will first learn how to obtain a well-fused enamel surface, and then through guided experimentation we will explore mark making techniques on copper and steel, and on the second day we will develop a finished piece of jewellery using cold connection techniques.

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Studio Casting Techniques for Jewellery (DC12)

Saturday February 25 @ 10:00 am - Sunday February 26 @ 5:00 pm
delft sand cast pewter ring with tourmaline chips

Studio Casting Techniques for Jewellery: Weekend Course. Book Now – This weekend course introduces numerous home- studio casting techniques for jewellery and other small accessories. What will I learn? With focus firmly on the experimental, this is an exciting opportunity to try out a variety of approaches to casting and mould making. The aim is to equip you with techniques you can carry on exploring in your in the home studio.. When casting your outcome is determined by the type of mould you…

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April 2017

Design and Make a Pendant with a Stone (PS09)

Saturday April 22 @ 10:00 am - Sunday April 23 @ 5:00 pm
Example of work by students on this course - silver charm set with peridot

Design and Make a Pendant with a Stone – weekend jewellery course. Book now. First experimenting with texturing and other sheet metal techniques you will then design a pendant, also incorporating a semi-precious stone of your choice. You will then learn how to make a setting for the stone and you will complete the piece with a bail or a jump ring to attach it to a piece of leather

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