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September 2019

Creative approaches to chain making – for necklaces, earrings and bracelets (B34)

Wednesday September 18 @ 6:15 pm - Wednesday November 27 @ 9:15 pm
Chains and Links

Make exceptional jewellery. Explore creative approaches to chain making, linkages and other moveable joints. (Evenings, Wednesdays) This 10 week course introduces numerous linkage techniques for jewellery, adding flexibility, security –  and visual delight –  to your designs. To begin, we explore the value and purpose of linkages in our jewellery. How does a pendant hang against the chest? Do your earrings move? How does a bracelet fit around the wrist? In seeking answers to our queries, a new window opens in your jewellery vision… welcome to the…

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November 2019

Design Challenges for Silver Jewellery – Make a one-piece Brooch (OB01)

Saturday November 9 @ 10:00 am - Sunday November 10 @ 5:00 pm
Design challenges for silver jewellery

Explore the key elements of brooch functionality. Experiment with alternative designs to existing solutions. Use limited tools to create a brooch from a single piece of metal.  Book Now – What mechanisms do we use to make a brooch stay firmly on your clothes? We jewellers have an array of fixtures and fittings available for purchase, that we normally solder (or glue ˚∆˚) to our designs. But many of these are downright ugly, or ineffective, and often not suitable. With a little ingenuity…

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January 2020

Studio Casting Techniques for Jewellery (DC15)

Saturday 25 January 2020 @ 10:00 am - Sunday 26 January 2020 @ 5:00 pm
delft sand cast pewter ring with tourmaline chips

Studio Casting Techniques for Jewellery: Weekend Course. Book Now – This weekend course introduces numerous home- studio casting techniques for jewellery and other small accessories. What will I learn? With focus firmly on the experimental, this is an exciting opportunity to try out a variety of approaches to casting and mould making. The aim is to equip you with techniques you can carry on exploring in your in the home studio.. When casting your outcome is determined by the type of mould you…

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