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September 2014
£195 - £220

Etching Techniques for Jewellery (C19)

Thursday 18 September 2014 @ 6:00 pm - Thursday 20 November 2014 @ 9:00 pm
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Etching Techniques for Jewellery: 10 Week Course (Evening, Thu). – On this course you will explore etching techniques for jewellery and their application, especially in relation to pattern-making and texturing. Learn about the range of mordants and resists, and the associated health and safety issues relating to their usage. Experiment with photo etching to transfer photographic images to metal. Project 1 – Experimentation – produce a range of test pieces that explore technique Project 2 – Design and make a…

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January 2015
£195 - £220

Wax Carving for Casting Silver Jewellery (C20)

Thursday 15 January 2015 @ 6:00 pm - Thursday 26 March 2015 @ 9:00 pm
Examples of rings cast in silver and bronze, from wax carving

Wax Carving for Casting Silver Jewellery: 10 Week Course (Evening, Thu). – On this 10 week course you will learn about wax carving and casting. You will be taught how to work with wax and how to prepare 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…

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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

Creative Chain Making (C22)

Thursday 10 September 2015 @ 6:00 pm - Thursday 12 November 2015 @ 9:00 pm
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Intermediate Jewellery Making – Creative chain making and other connections. 10 Week course (Evenings, Thu). Book Now -Experiment with new ways to make chains, and explore how to make rivets, links and screws to join elements together in your jewellery designs.Add creative chain making to your repertoire of techniques. Design and make your own piece of jewellery that uses some form of connectivity. Project 1 – design and make a series of units that can be linked together to make a chain.…

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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

Etching Techniques for Jewellery (C23)

Thursday 21 January 2016 @ 6:00 pm - Thursday 31 March 2016 @ 9:00 pm
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Etching Techniques for Jewellery: 10 Week Course – Book now.
Project 1 – Experimentation – produce a range of test pieces that explore technique
Project 2 – Design and make a cuff in copper
Project 3 – Design and make an etched pendant in silver

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April 2016

Explore Fold Forming Techniques for Jewellery (C24)

Thursday 14 April 2016 @ 6:00 pm - Thursday 23 June 2016 @ 9:00 pm
Fold Forming Techniques for Jewellery

On this 10 week jewellery course you will experiment with numerous fold forming techniques for jewellery. Explore how to fold and hammer sheet to create hollow, light, wearable jewellery. Topics include scoring and folding, fold forming and repousé techniques. Book now.

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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

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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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

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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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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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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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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