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.
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?’
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!
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.
Exhibition – Made to Wear..Original contemporary jewellery by Vicky Forrester – I’m currently preparing for my exhibition Made To Wear, where I will be showing a range of jewellery pieces, classic and new. Come and visit me!
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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