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.

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.

silver soldering jewellery courses in 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

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.

Silver ring with crushed stone inlay

Jewellery Inlay Techniques with Crushed Stone (CS03)

This weekend course introduces students to the exciting art of inlaying crushed stones into silver collets of various shapes. Traditional in Central and South America, this process will allow you to create beautiful silver jewellery of rich and intense colours. We will discuss and learn about different stones in their rough forms and each student will prepare their own stone dust and mixture of colours for their design. Book now.

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!

Wax Techniques For Jewellery Making

Wax Techniques For Jewellery Making (B24)

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

Fold Forming Techniques for Jewellery

Explore Fold Forming Techniques for Jewellery (C24)

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.

Wax Techniques For Jewellery Making

Wax Techniques For Jewellery Making (A24)

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.

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.

examples of decorative hollow pendants and a box

Make 2 decorative hollow pendants. Extend your knowledge to make a lidded box (G22)

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.

Recycling silver - smelt your scrap, process it into sheet , wire, or cast it into a new piece of jewellery

Recycling Silver (A23)

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.

Design and Make a Silver ring

Design and Make a Silver Ring (G18)

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.