Jewellery students take over Flux Studios for a weekend of making
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In Pictures: Making it – Jewellery making in action

The students really enjoyed this opportunity to put their jewellery making skills into action. I enjoyed seeing how they engaged with our visitors,. There was a real sense of passion for our craft – the challenging, problem-solving, pleasure-giving journey it takes us on – and a sense too of real community.

Students take over Flux Studios for Camberwell Arts/Flux open studios 2016
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That was Camberwell Arts Festival 2016

Thanks so much to everyone who participated in the Flux Open Studios events for Camberwell Arts Festival 2016. We love to celebrate the achievements of the people who come to Flux Jewellery School, and to broaden our community of creatives in South London.

examples of jewellery people can make on jewellery courses in fold forming, wax carving and stone setting, all starting April 2016
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Exciting new jewellery courses for April – book now

New jewellery courses for April – Learn how to set stones, explore new ways to work with wax as a modelling material for lost wax casting, make amazing organic 3D wearable forms using Charles Lewton-Brain’s fold forming techniques.

silver soldering jewellery courses London
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Soldering tips for jewellers: the first step to soldering success is in understanding the principles

Soldering tips for jewellers: the first step to soldering success is in understanding the principles: Soldering skills will of course improve after long hot hours at the bench, but to really demystify the process you need to understand the science behind it so you can create a true recipe for success. Till you understand your result you’ve got to keep asking ‘Why does this happen?’

developmental drawings and final render of the Flowering by Vicky Forrester
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Six super tips for perfecting your jewellery skills.

Your jewellery design might look great on paper, but turning it from idea to reality can be a tricky business. if you need that extra input to see how to create triumph from near disaster remember we are here at Flux, ever ready to feed your creative soul! Jewellery courses at Flux Jewellery School

casting techniques for jewellery, delft casting with precious metals
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Casting silver with stone and gem inclusions

When casting silver into a delft clay mould you have to be open to all manner of success; opening the mould is always a breath-holding moment!

There wasn’t much time for taking photos this week – but the Tuesday highlight goes to Lynn, who successfully cast a silver ring with a quartz inclusion

jewellery resources
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P is for… Precious! UK’s hallmark letter for 2014

The letter element that is included in our traditional UK hallmark tells you the year in which a piece of precious jewellery was made and submitted for assay. Each year this letter changes; we progress through the alphabet year on year (omitting the letter j) – with a change in font and/or the stamp shape at the end of the 23 year cycle. Thus 2014 is distinguishable from the hallmark of 1989 by the letter being in lower case as well as by the sharp modernity of the font.

Inspirational approaches to jewellery design at Flux Studios
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Jewellery Courses in London for 2014 – Perfect Gifts!

Learn how to design and make your own silver jewellery – let us show you how to set semi-precious stones….Make an elaborate sterling silver cocktail ring – explore ways to shape and form sheet metal, and extend your soldering skills….Develop more advanced approaches to casting techniques for jewellery – learn how to prototype using wax, use delft sand to create complex forms in silver and experiment with ways to include precious stones in your castings….

We offer a certificate of attendance for our jewellery courses at Flux
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How To Choose a Jewellery Course

If you are thinking of joining a jewellery design course or a jewellery making course , how do you find the right one for you?

As a learner you need to consider the steps that are right for you at this moment in time. Do you need qualifications to assist in getting your dream job? Do you need to hone specialist skills to help you move your ideas forward? Do you want time to explore your potential without the pressure of ‘judgement’? Are you considering a career change?
We believe that creative evolution is best served through play; through our teaching we encourage experimentation.
With problem solving also at the heart of our practice we encourage students to explore techniques and to push beyond the accepted rules of making. The process (the journey) shapes the outcome, and we revel in the originality of outcome for each of our students. Contrary to other teaching approaches, that which others might define as ‘FAILURE’ becomes a valuable opportunity for understanding material, process or approach. The greatest works often result from such deviations!

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