Advanced Jewellery Making – Steps to improve soldering skills / Personal project development. 10 Week course (Evenings, Tue). Book Now – Develop your own projects with guidance from your tutor; learn how to improve soldering skills and practice new techniques to support your advancing jewellery designs. Soldering is a core skill in jewellery making and practice is essential to understand how to control heat for optimum results. On this course we will examine common mistakes when soldering, looking at ways to remedy and…Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.…Find out more »
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.Find out more »
Recycling silver: 10 week jewellery making course, How to identify precious metals, how to prepare, Melt and cast scrap into ingots or bars; how to process into sheet and wire. Book now.Find out more »
Recycling silver – Learn the processes involved in recycling silver on this 10 week jewellery making course. Smelt your old scraps and process the new metal into sheet or wire. Learn how to make a mould using delft sand to cast your recycled metal into a new piece of jewellery. Book now.Find out more »
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
On this 10 week jewellery course you will have the opportunity to explore a range of wax techniques for jewellery making, including how to make one- off 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 make multiples of the same design. Book now.Find out more »
10 week jewellery course in wax techniques for casting in precious metals. Book now.
Project 1 – Wax carving: design and carve a ring in wax; incorporate a stone setting.
Project 2 – Working with hot wax: make a one-off wax model for lost wax casting
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
The aim of the course is to create designs that begin with the stone. How best can you show all of its qualities? Once you understand how to create simple, reliable settings using conventional techniques you can adapt these processes to truly honour the spirit of the gemstone.Find out more »
Explore experimental and conventional approaches to stone setting. Combine traditional and experimental techniques to produce unusual, stone-set jewellery. (Evenings, Tuesdays). Book Now – On this jewellery course we explore traditional and experimental stone setting techniques in order to re-imagine new ways to design jewellery with stones. The aim of the course is to create designs that begin with the stone as the source of inspiration. How best can you show all off the qualities of your stone? Firstly we begin with the bare fundamentals of traditional…Find out more »
3 Ways to Make a Silver Ring: 10 Week Course (Evening, Wed).
– 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.Find out more »
Intermediate jewellery course: Learn the art of crushed stone inlay to add unique colour combinations to your jewellery. Book Now This is a fantastic way to make use of your broken and chipped semi-precious stones! Breathe new life into unwanted beads using these inlay techniques for silver jewellery! Or delve into our selection of material (pearl, lapis, turquoise) to create beautiful crushed stone inlay. In combination with your existing jewellery making skills, you will explore new ways to bring colour and vivacity to…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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. GB2 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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
Explore ways to bend, stretch, crease and distort sheet metals like copper and silver. Design and make a small vessel in copper or silver. (Mornings, Tuesdays). Book Now – On this 10 week course you will experiment with metal manipulation techniques including scoring, fold forming and raising to create 3D form from sheet metal. To this end we present you with a series of short, open ended projects that explore how to manipulate sheet metal into varied form using hammers and stakes, mallets and punches. Then using your…Find out more »
Explore ways to bend, stretch, crease and distort sheet metals like copper and silver. Design and make a small vessel in copper or silver (Evenings, Tuesdays). Book Now. – On this 10 week course you will experiment with metal manipulation techniques including scoring, fold forming and raising to create 3D form from sheet metal. To this end we present you with a series of short, open ended projects that explore how to manipulate sheet metal into varied form using hammers and stakes, mallets and punches. Then using your…Find out more »
Beginners jewellery course: Making pendants, beads and other hollow forms. Book Now – On this beginners jewellery course you will make 2 beads or pendants and a small, lidded, ring box. Through these fun, set projects we present you with opportunities to explore metal texturing and forming techniques. In this way we support you to develop sound technical skills while also encouraging experimentation and design development. What will I learn on this course? You will learn how to manipulate sheet metal to create interesting, three dimensional forms. In…Find out more »
Stone Setting Techniques – Make a tension-set ring, learn to set using flush and claw style settings. Extend your knowledge to also make settings for fancy shaped stones. (Evening, Thu). Book Now – This intermediate jewellery course is perfect for those ready to take their stone setting knowledge to the next level. Learn the principles of tension setting, flush and claw setting. Further extend your skills to learn how to set more unusual fancy shaped stones (trillion, emerald, pear, marquis). The course is presented in short experimental projects that…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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 leatherFind out more »
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…Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »