enamelled brooch with cold connection

Enamel techniques – Bringing new dimension to your jewellery

Champleve, Cloisonne, Plique a jour, Guilloche, Basse Taille, Sgraffito – there are many ways to apply enamel, and each is an exacting process that takes years to master. But the road to glory must start somewhere… and we believe those first steps should be fun and rewarding…

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.

examples of carved wax rings

Wax Carving for Casting Silver Jewellery (C25)

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.

3 ways to make a silver ring

3 Ways to Make a Silver Ring (G21)

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.

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

Vitreous enamelling techniques on copper, steel and silver

Experimental Enamelling Techniques for Jewellery (EL02)

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.

Vitreous enamelling techniques on copper, steel and silver
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Jewellery Courses 2015-2016

Our expert jewellers at Flux have devised a range of unusual and stimulating jewellery courses and workshops for you to come and develop your skills. Don’t forget to check out our regular 10 week courses that run every term – autumn, spring and summer. Learn all about chain making, find out how to recycle your scrap silver, explore forming techniques, make a ring, set a stone….. we hope we have something for everyone here, and everything for some keen students too!

examples of engraving techniques fo jewellery and silversmiths

Decorative Hand Engraving (HE02)

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.

Fabric, threads and papers can be combined with metal to make unusual jewellery

Fabric and Metal Jewellery – Textilize your Designs. (TX02)

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.

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Etching Techniques for Jewellery (C23)

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