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.
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.
We have three 10-week evening courses starting in September:
– Design and make a silver ring (Beginners)
– Creative chain making (Intermediate)
– Improve soldering skills (Advanced)
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!
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.
Much as we love them, emeralds are tricky stones to work with. Emeralds have a notoriously brittle nature that makes them prone to chipping. So when it comes to designing jewellery to display their beauty, supporting the stone effectively is always the major consideration.