Intermediate jewellery course: Learn the art of crushed stone inlay to add unique colour combinations to your jewellery.
This is a fantastic way to make use of your broken and chipped semi-precious stones! Breathe new life into unwanted beads using these inlay techniques for silver jewellery! Or delve into our selection of material (pearl, lapis, turquoise) to create beautiful crushed stone inlay.
In combination with your existing jewellery making skills, you will explore new ways to bring colour and vivacity to your designs. Learn how you can safely pulverise gemstone material and which gems are suitable for the process. Experiment with ways to give new physical form to your newly crushed material. Make a structure in silver that can be used to contain or combine with this colourful substance.
The course is presented in short projects that lead towards an understanding of material and technique. In your final project you will design and make a unique piece of jewellery that makes use of your favoured approach to colour, shape and form.
Course Dates: 21 Sept — 23 Nov
- Project 1 – 2D form (filled, open cells). Make a pendant with 2 colours of crushed stone.
- Project 2 – 3D form. Make a ring with a crushed stone section.
- Extension Project – Design and make a piece of jewellery that explores shape, colour and form.
By the end of this course you will have a broad knowledge of the crushed stone inlay techniques for silver jewellery. You will understand the consequences of hardness (Mohs scale) for this process, and you will have a designed and made a minimum of 3 items of jewellery that incorporate gemstone material.
Course Tutor:Becky Dockree and Barbora Rybarova
Max student numbers: 12 students with 2 tutors.
Course Dates: 21 September – 23 Nov 2017 (No half term break)
Class Times: Thursday eves, 6.15pm -9.15pm
Course Fee: Standard: £260 / *Concessions: £225
*f you are on a low wage, or in receipt of tax credits or other benefit you qualify for the Flux concessionary rate. This is a discretionary discount which we personally subsidise. Please consider how much you need this discount before choosing the concessionary option.
Materials Kit : Basic materials are included.