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April 2017

Stone Setting Techniques – Tension, Flush and Claw Settings. (C27)

Thursday April 20 @ 6:30 pm - Thursday June 29 @ 9:00 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. 6 week course, with an extended 10 week course option to also make settings for fancy shaped stones. (Evening, Thu). – This intermediate jewellery course is perfect for those ready to take their stone setting knowledge to the next level.  Take the 6 Week course to learn the principles of tension setting, flush and claw setting. Choose the 10 Week Option to extend this course to learn how to set more unusual fancy…

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May 2017

Jewellery Inlay Techniques with Crushed Stone (CS03)

Saturday May 6 @ 10:00 am - Sunday May 7 @ 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 (TF09)

Saturday May 20 @ 10:00 am - Sunday May 21 @ 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 2017

Advanced Jewellery Making – Bead Setting and Pave (PB03)

Saturday June 3 @ 10:00 am - Sunday June 4 @ 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 2017

Casting Techniques for Jewellery (DC13)

Thursday July 6 @ 10:00 am - Friday July 7 @ 3:00 pm
examples of jewellery made using studio casting techniques

Casting Techniques for Jewellery: 2 Day Course (Thu-Fri).  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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Fabric and Metal Jewellery – Textilize your Designs. (TX02)

Saturday July 8 @ 10:00 am - Sunday July 9 @ 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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