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September 2014
£195 - £220

Cold Enamelling Jewellery Techniques (A19)

Tuesday 9 September 2014 @ 10:00 am - Tuesday 18 November 2014 @ 1:00 pm
blue cold enamel on etched silver earrings, by Radha; copper Lotus pendants with applied cold enamel

Cold Enamelling Jewellery Techniques: 10 Week Course (Morning, Tue). – Explore methods to add colour to your designs using cold enamelling jewellery techniques. Experiment with a range of traditional techniques that can be applied using resin- based enamels, including champlevé, sgarfito and cloisonné. This course also runs on Tuesday evenings (course code B19). Project 1 – Experimentation – produce a range of test pieces that explore technique Project 2 – Design and make a matching set of jewellery using your…

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£195 - £220

Cold Enamelling Jewellery Techniques (B19)

Tuesday 9 September 2014 @ 6:00 pm - Tuesday 18 November 2014 @ 9:00 pm
blue cold enamel on etched silver earrings, by Radha; copper Lotus pendants with applied cold enamel

Cold Enamelling Jewellery Techniques: 10 Week Course (Evening, Tue). – Explore methods to add colour to your designs using cold enamelling jewellery techniques. Experiment with a range of traditional techniques that can be applied using resin- based enamels, including champlevé, sgarfito and cloisonné. This course also runs on Tuesday mornings (course code A19). Project 1 – Experimentation – produce a range of test pieces that explore technique Project 2 – Design and make a matching set of jewellery using your…

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£195 - £220

Design and Make a Silver Ring (G15)

Wednesday 10 September 2014 @ 6:00 pm - Friday 21 November 2014 @ 9:00 pm
Design and Make a Silver ring

Design and Make a Silver Ring: 10 Week Course (Evening, Wed). – Make a silver ring and learn the foundation skills in jewellery making through a series of set projects that encourage you to experiment with texturing and shaping metal. Use these experiences to design and make your very own silver ring. The course is presented in 3 projects that develop technical skills while also encouraging experimentation and design development. Project 1 – Experimental approaches to texturing and pattern making…

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£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

Personal Project Development – Jewellery Design Skills (A20)

Tuesday 13 January 2015 @ 10:00 am - Tuesday 24 March 2015 @ 1:00 pm
hinged silver bracelet with wood and delft-cast inlayed panels

Personal Project Development – Jewellery Design Skills: 10 Week Course (Morning, Tue). – This Personal Project Development course combines theoretical elements of jewellery design skills with practical making projects to inspire new ways of working. Students are encouraged to bring a project they wish to work on; for those interested to develop a collection or an adaptable suite of jewellery (parure) the tutor will offer guidance and assistance. There are no specific projects set for this class as each student will…

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£195 - £220

Personal Project Development – Jewellery Design Skills (B20)

Tuesday 13 January 2015 @ 6:00 pm - Tuesday 24 March 2015 @ 9:00 pm
Learn how to develop your jewellery design skills

Personal Project Development – Jewellery Design Skills: 10 Week Course (Evening, Tue). – This Personal Project Development course combines theoretical elements of jewellery design skills with practical making projects to inspire new ways of working. Students are encouraged to bring a project they wish to work on; for those interested to develop a collection or an adaptable suite of jewellery (parure) the tutor will offer guidance and assistance. There are no specific projects set for this class as each student will…

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£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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£195 - £220

Forming Techniques for Beads and Pendants (G16)

Wednesday 21 January 2015 @ 6:00 pm - Wednesday 25 March 2015 @ 9:00 pm
jewellery forming techniques for beads and pendants - rectangular pendant, cylindrical box, elliptical bead

Forming Techniques for Beads and Pendants: 10 Week Course (Evening, Wed). – We present you with a series of fun set projects that encourage you to explore and experiment with forming techniques for beads and pendants, including ways to cut, fold and stretch metal. Make three hollow forms that can be used as beads or pendants. The course is presented in 3 projects that develop technical skills while also encouraging experimentation and design development. Project 1 – Make an elliptical bead/pendant…

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April 2015
£220

Fold forming Jewellery and Keum Boo (A21)

Tuesday 21 April 2015 @ 10:00 am - Tuesday 7 July 2015 @ 1:00 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

Fold Forming Jewellery and Keum Boo: 10 Week Course(Morning, Tue).  Book Now – On this 10 week course you will experiment with fold form jewellery and keum boo techniques. This will include scoring, fold forming, silversmithing, and you will also learn how to apply Keum Boo to your silver work to add colour and contrast to your designs. Project 1 – Scoring and fold forming metal to create 3D forms from sheet Project 2 – Keum boo application, Project 3…

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£195 - £220

Fold Forming Jewellery and Keum Boo (B21)

Tuesday 21 April 2015 @ 6:00 pm - Tuesday 7 July 2015 @ 9:00 pm
Jewellery courses on Folding, Forming techniques for jewellery

Fold Forming Jewellery and Keum Boo: 10 Week Course (Evening, Tue). Book Now – On this 10 week course you will experiment with fold form jewellery and keum boo techniques. This will include scoring, fold forming, silversmithing, and you will also learn how to apply Keum Boo to your silver work to add colour and contrast to your designs. Project 1 – Scoring and fold forming metal to create 3D forms from sheet Project 2 – Keum boo application, Project…

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September 2015

Improve Soldering Skills (A22)

Tuesday 8 September 2015 @ 10:00 am - Tuesday 10 November 2015 @ 1:00 pm
improve Soldering skills , 10 week jewellery making course

Jewellery class – Focus on improving your soldering skills, while developing your own jewellery project(s). Book now.
Soldering Skills – Weekly group tutorials and demonstrations examining the nitty gritty of soldering, from basic to complex procedures over 10 weeks. Personal Project – continue to develop your own jewellery projects with as much assistance as you need from your tutor.

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Improve Soldering Skills (B22)

Tuesday 8 September 2015 @ 6:00 pm - Tuesday 10 November 2015 @ 9:00 pm
improve Soldering skills , 10 week jewellery making course

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…

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Design and Make a Silver Ring (G18)

Wednesday 9 September 2015 @ 6:00 pm - Wednesday 11 November 2015 @ 9:00 pm
Design and Make a Silver ring

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.

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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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January 2016

Recycling Silver (A23)

Tuesday 12 January 2016 @ 10:00 am - Tuesday 22 March 2016 @ 1:00 pm
Recycling silver - smelt your scrap, process it into sheet , wire, or cast it into a new piece of jewellery

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.

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Recycling Silver (B23)

Tuesday 19 January 2016 @ 6:00 pm - Tuesday 29 March 2016 @ 9:00 pm
Recycling silver - smelt your scrap, process it into sheet , wire, or cast it into a new piece of jewellery

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.

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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

Wax Techniques For Jewellery Making (A24)

Tuesday 12 April 2016 @ 10:00 am - Tuesday 21 June 2016 @ 1:00 pm
Wax Techniques For Jewellery Making

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.

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Wax Techniques For Jewellery Making (B24)

Tuesday 12 April 2016 @ 6:00 pm - Tuesday 21 June 2016 @ 9:00 pm
Wax Techniques For Jewellery Making

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

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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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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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