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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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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

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

Family Jewellery Workshop – Textures on Metal (FT4)

Saturday 23 July 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
family_workshops

Jewellery Workshop for the Family – Textures on Metal: Saturday Afternoon Course. Book Now – This family jewellery workshop is an exciting opportunity for you and your child to make fabulous jewellery and other objects by creating textures on metal. Punch letters, imprint leaves or feathers onto the surface of copper, and use hammers to create interesting patterns. Make earrings, a bangle, pendant or a medal from your brass or copper sheet. A participating adult must accompany each child. Suitable for children…

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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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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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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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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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Family Creative Workshop – Textures on Metal (FT5)

Sunday 11 December 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
examples of textures impressd on copper jewellery

Family Creative Workshop – Textures on Metal: Sunday Afternoon Course. Book Now – The Family Creative Workshop is an exciting opportunity for you and your child to make fabulous objects by creating textures on metal. Punch letters, imprint leaves or feathers onto the surface of copper, and use hammers to create interesting patterns. Make a Tree Decoration or a medal from your brass or copper sheet. A participating adult must accompany each child. Suitable for children 8+ At Flux Studios…

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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

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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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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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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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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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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Family Jewellery Workshop – Cuttlefish Casting with Pewter (FP6)

Sunday June 11 @ 2:00 am - 5:30 pm
Examples of items made by children and adults on the pewter casting family workshop

Family Jewellery Workshop in cuttlefish casting (family session, Sun). Book Now – This is an exciting opportunity for you and your child to make fabulous objects in metal using the cuttlefish casting technique: Design a pendant or medal in metal. Carve it. Cast it. Drill and polish it. Wear it! A participating adult must accompany each child Suitable for children 5+ At Flux Studios we provide a supportive environment where families / children and their carers can actively engage with…

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