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October 2016

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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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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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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January 2017

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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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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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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