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!

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.

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!

Join us at Flux Studios for some wine and cheer, and beautiful sparkling jewellery to solve your christmas gift dilemmas!
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Sparkling Jewellery for Christmas – Flux Open Studios 2013

Beautiful jewellery to buy and commission, by London’s award-winning jewellers at Flux Studios.
Flux Studio membership – Professional studio membership for jewellers. ‘a uniquely vibrant and enriching centre for independent jewellers’

Jewellery by flux members Alex Yule, Beky Dockree, Yuki Sasakura Assiter
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Tutti Frutti – Rare Beauty

With it’s intoxicating Flower Market, Fabulous Gastronomic Pubs, Delicious Food Bars and Restaurants and Grooovy People Columbia Road is the best weekend destination this October!

And of course you’ll find us showing our beautiful jewels among the flowers at Numberninetyfour ….

Imogen Belfield and Kyle Hopkins at Flux Studios
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2011 review – a year at Flux

There is much for me to be thankful for, everything to be pleased about…

And here, 3 years after its inception, is a shining example of Flux Studios at its best, achieving all its objectives:

Flux students are inspired to learn more and explore the possibilities of becoming professionals, and become members…

Graduates become members to develop collections and business skills to promote and sell their work….

Members are supported to explore their market through open studios and exhibitions…

Members are given opportunities to develop teaching skills…

Members are challenged to speak about their work through interactions with students…

Students are surrounded by a massive creative community…

Members support each other by sharing workshop skills, business skills and connections…

Members become successful and fly away to set up their own studio…

But always, I hope, they remain Fluxy at heart!

Most expensive gemstone jadeite
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Jadeite shares top spot as one of most expensive gemstones

But for me none of these gems has the allure of Alexandrite, a spectacular stone that has the ability to change colour depending on lighting conditions. Blue-green in natural daylight, this remarkable gem turns pink-purple in incandescent light. It’s a magical night and day stone, truly a gem for the romantic heart.

So if you are looking for a gift that speaks romance and adventure, look for Alexandrite, choice of the tzars!

Flux Studios Exhibitions and events
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Flux Studios at the Dulwich Picture Gallery

Join us at the Dulwich Picture Gallery for a delightfully festive evening of high end crafts, art, great food and wine!

We are particularly excited to have our newest members Elise Goldin, Barbora Rybarova and Ilona Guest all showing their work alongside our established Flux Jewellers.

If you’re a budding jeweller with a thirst for knowledge, Vicky Forrester will be selling / signing copies of her new book, “Elemental Jewellery”.