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September 2017

Experimental stone setting techniques – Delft, Claw and Wax (A28)

Tuesday September 19 @ 10:00 am - Tuesday November 21 @ 1:00 pm
experimental stone setting from delft casting, wax forming and claw

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.

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Experimental stone setting techniques – Delft, Claw and Wax (B28)

Tuesday September 19 @ 6:15 pm - Tuesday November 21 @ 9:15 pm
experimental stone setting from delft casting, wax forming and claw

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…

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3 Ways to Make a Silver Ring (G28)

Wednesday September 20 @ 6:15 pm - Wednesday November 22 @ 9:15 pm
3 ways to make a silver ring

3 Ways to Make a Silver Ring: 10 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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Crushed Stone Inlay for Silver Jewellery (C28)

Thursday September 21 @ 6:15 pm - Thursday November 23 @ 9:15 pm
Silver ring with crushed stone inlay

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…

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January 2018

Explore metal manipulation techniques. Make a small vessel in copper or silver. (A29)

Tuesday 16 January 2018 @ 9:10 am - Tuesday 20 March 2018 @ 1:00 pm
Fold Forming Techniques for Jewellery

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…

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Explore metal manipulation techniques. Make a small vessel in copper or silver (B29)

Tuesday 16 January 2018 @ 6:15 pm - Tuesday 20 March 2018 @ 9:15 pm
Fold Forming Techniques for Jewellery

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…

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Forming Techniques for Beads and Boxes (G29)

Wednesday 17 January 2018 @ 6:15 pm - Wednesday 21 March 2018 @ 9:15 pm
examples of decorative hollow pendants and a box

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…

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Stone Setting Techniques – Fine and Fancy. (C29)

Thursday 18 January 2018 @ 6:15 pm - Thursday 22 March 2018 @ 9:15 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. 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…

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April 2018

Encapsulating techniques for jewellery: watch lenses and related cold connections (A30)

Tuesday 17 April 2018 @ 10:00 am - Tuesday 26 June 2018 @ 1:00 pm
cold connections and encapsulation

Explore ways to give permanence to delicate objects in your jewellery. Encapsulation techniques using methods from resin to watch lenses for jewellery.  Book Now On this course we explore methods to add secondary and perhaps more delicate elements to your metal jewellery.  You’ll produce a range of tests that explore how to use tabs, screws and rivets for joining rigid and flexible elements together. You’ll also have the chance to experiment with watch lenses for jewellery purposes. Much like a picture frame, lenses offer the…

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Encapsulating techniques for jewellery: watch lenses and related cold connections (B30)

Tuesday 17 April 2018 @ 6:15 pm - Tuesday 26 June 2018 @ 9:15 pm
cold connections and encapsulation

Explore ways to give permanence to delicate objects in your jewellery; encapsulating techniques using methods from resin to watch lenses for jewellery. (Tuesday, evenings)  Book Now On this course we explore methods to add secondary and perhaps more delicate elements to your metal jewellery.  Firstly you’ll produce a range of tests that explore how to use tabs, screws and rivets for joining rigid and flexible elements together. By incorporate these encapsulating techniques for jewellery you can create innovative designs. You’ll also have the chance to experiment…

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Design and Make a Stone Set Silver Charm; Make a Ring with a Stone Setting (G30)

Wednesday 18 April 2018 @ 6:15 pm - Wednesday 27 June 2018 @ 9:15 pm
Make a rcharm and a ring with a stone setting

Beginners jewellery making course in stone setting –  design and make a charm and a silver ring, set with a stone. (Wednesday, Eve)  Book Now – Through a series of fun set projects you will learn the basics of jewellery making, with the additional focus of basic stone setting techniques. You will design and make a stone set silver charm, with a semi precious stone of your choice. Then you will have the opportunity to further extend these beginners jewellery making skills to design and make a…

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Wax Carving for Casting Silver Jewellery (C30)

Thursday 19 April 2018 @ 6:15 pm - Thursday 27 September 2018 @ 9:15 pm
examples of carved wax rings

Wax Carving for Casting Silver Jewellery (Evening, Thu). Book Now – On this 10 week jewellery course you will learn a range of the wax carving techniques we commonly use to create models for casting in silver or other metals. We’ll introduce you to the practical issues of measuring and marking, and of cutting, shaping and polishing wax objects, ready for casting. We’ll also explain about the relative weights of materials you are likely to use. In the process you’ll learn how to…

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