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January 2016

Recycling Silver (A23)

Tuesday 12 January 2016 @ 10:00 am - Tuesday 22 March 2016 @ 1:00 pm
Recycling silver - smelt your scrap, process it into sheet , wire, or cast it into a new piece of jewellery

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.

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Recycling Silver (B23)

Tuesday 19 January 2016 @ 6:00 pm - Tuesday 29 March 2016 @ 9:00 pm
Recycling silver - smelt your scrap, process it into sheet , wire, or cast it into a new piece of jewellery

Recycling silver – Learn the processes involved in recycling silver on this 10 week jewellery making course. Smelt your old scraps and process the new metal into sheet or wire. Learn how to make a mould using delft sand to cast your recycled metal into a new piece of jewellery. Book now.

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April 2016

Wax Techniques For Jewellery Making (A24)

Tuesday 12 April 2016 @ 10:00 am - Tuesday 21 June 2016 @ 1:00 pm
Wax Techniques For Jewellery Making

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.

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Wax Techniques For Jewellery Making (B24)

Tuesday 12 April 2016 @ 6:00 pm - Tuesday 21 June 2016 @ 9:00 pm
Wax Techniques For Jewellery Making

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

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June 2016

Casting Techniques for Jewellery (DC11)

Thursday 16 June 2016 @ 10:00 am - Friday 17 June 2016 @ 3:00 pm
casting techniques for jewellery, delft casting with precious metals

Casting Techniques for Jewellery: 2 Day Course (Thu-Fri).  Book Now – This 2 day course introduces students to a range of home-studio casting techniques for jewellery and other small accessories. Experiment with a variety of approaches to casting, exploring cuttlefish casting, delft sand casting, plywood and silicone mould making. Using pewter as our metal for casting we will also look at ways to incorporate other materials into the cast. You may also work with silver if you wish, but you…

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July 2016

Make a Wood and Silver Ring (WS03)

Saturday 30 July 2016 @ 10:00 am - Sunday 31 July 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Ring by Nic Webb

Make a Wood and Silver Ring: Weekend Course Book Now You will learn how to make a wood and silver ring by combining various soldering and forming techniques on this weekend course. You will be using fine silver and sustainable hardwoods. Taught by guest tutor Nic Webb, you will learn how to prepare a silver ring which you will then form around your chosen piece of hardwood, bringing contrast of colour and texture to your ring. The course fee covers…

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September 2017

Experimental stone setting techniques – Delft, Claw and Wax (A28)

Tuesday 19 September 2017 @ 10:00 am - Tuesday 21 November 2017 @ 1:00 pm
experimental stone setting from delft casting, wax forming and claw

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.

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Experimental stone setting techniques – Delft, Claw and Wax (B28)

Tuesday 19 September 2017 @ 6:15 pm - Tuesday 21 November 2017 @ 9:15 pm
experimental stone setting from delft casting, wax forming and claw

Explore experimental and conventional approaches to stone setting. Combine traditional and experimental techniques to produce unusual, stone-set jewellery. (Evenings, Tuesdays).  Book Now – On this jewellery course we explore traditional and experimental stone setting techniques in order to re-imagine new ways to design jewellery with stones.  The aim of the course is to create designs that begin with the stone as the source of inspiration. How best can you show all off the qualities of your stone?  Firstly we begin with the bare fundamentals of traditional…

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October 2017

Gemmilicious! Gemmology courses with Stone Setting

Saturday 28 October 2017 @ 10:00 am - Sunday 4 February 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Gemmology and stone setting courses. Identify your favourite stone, make a tension set ring.

Learn ways to identify coloured gemstones. Combine gemmology and stone setting: put your new knowledge straight into practice with an afternoon workshop session to make a stone-set piece of jewellery. GB2  Book Now Do you know your Emeralds from your Agates? Can you tell the difference between Ruby and Pink Tourmaline? How many colours do Sapphires come in? Did you know you can identify a Diamond from a Cubic Zirconium with only a pen to aid you? Are you ready to learn some gemmology and stone…

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Gemmilicious Greens (GG2) – gemmology and stone setting workshop

Saturday 28 October 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Emeralds come in all cuts and qualities.

Learn ways to identify green gemstones. Combine gemmology and stone setting: put your new knowledge straight into practice with an afternoon workshop session to make a stone-set piece of jewellery. How many green gemstones can you name? Can you tell the differences between them? Do you know your Emeralds from your Agates? Can you tell the difference between Moldavite and glass? Can you identify a Green Garnet from Peridot??  Are you ready to learn some gemmology and stone setting techniques? On this one day course you’ll…

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Beautiful Blues, Pretty Purples (BP2) – gemmology and stone setting workshop

Sunday 29 October 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Amethyst, Sapphire, Aquamarine, Topaz, Praziolite, Tanzanite, Iolite

Learn ways to identify gemstones with blue and purple hues. Combine gemmology and stone setting: put your new knowledge straight into practice with an afternoon workshop session to make a stone-set piece of jewellery. How many blue gemstones can you name? Can you tell the differences between them? Do you know your Aquamarine from your Topaz? How can you tell Sapphire from Prasiolite?? Can you tell the difference between Iolite and and Tanzanite? Why might you choose Amethyst in preference to  Flourite??  Are you ready to learn some gemmology and…

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December 2017

Perfect Pearls (PP2) – Pearl grading and pearl stringing workshop

Sunday 17 December 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Baroque Pearls, Keshi Pearls, Round/Oval Pearls, Dyed Pearls.

Learn ways to identify different types of Pearl. Combine gemmology and pearl stringing: put your new knowledge straight into practice with an afternoon workshop session to make a knotted string of pearls. Would you know if your pearls were dyed or naturally coloured? What is the difference between a Keshi Pearl and a Baroque pearl?  What is the difference between an Akoya Pearl and a Tahitian Pearl? How do Freshwater Pearls differ from the saltwater variety?  These little shell-fish gems have been favoured…

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January 2018

Explore metal manipulation techniques. Make a small vessel in copper or silver. (A29)

Tuesday January 16 @ 10:00 am - Tuesday March 20 @ 1:00 pm
Fold Forming Techniques for Jewellery

Explore ways to bend, stretch, crease and distort sheet metals like copper and silver. Design and make a small vessel in copper or silver.  (Mornings, Tuesdays).  Book Now – On this 10 week course you will experiment with metal manipulation techniques including scoring, fold forming and raising to create 3D form from sheet metal. To this end we present you with a series of short, open ended projects that explore how to manipulate sheet metal into varied form using  hammers and stakes, mallets and punches. Then using your…

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Explore metal manipulation techniques. Make a small vessel in copper or silver (B29)

Tuesday January 16 @ 6:15 pm - Tuesday March 20 @ 9:15 pm
Fold Forming Techniques for Jewellery

Explore ways to bend, stretch, crease and distort sheet metals like copper and silver. Design and make a small vessel in copper or silver (Evenings, Tuesdays).  Book Now. – On this 10 week course you will experiment with metal manipulation techniques including scoring, fold forming and raising to create 3D form from sheet metal. To this end we present you with a series of short, open ended projects that explore how to manipulate sheet metal into varied form using  hammers and stakes, mallets and punches. Then using your…

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Stone Setting Techniques – Fine and Fancy. (C29)

Thursday January 18 @ 6:15 pm - Thursday March 22 @ 9:15 pm
Round and oval stone settings; settings for emerald cut, trillion Pear and marquis shaped stones

Stone Setting Techniques – Make a tension-set ring, learn to set using flush and claw style settings. Extend your knowledge to also make settings for fancy shaped stones. (Evening, Thu). Book Now – This intermediate jewellery course is perfect for those ready to take their stone setting knowledge to the next level.  Learn the principles of tension setting, flush and claw setting. Further extend your skills to learn how to set more unusual fancy shaped stones (trillion, emerald, pear, marquis). The course is presented in short experimental projects that…

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February 2018

Plush pinks and Radiant Reds (PR2) – gemmology and stone setting

Saturday February 3 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ruby, Sapphire, Garnet, Carnelian, Citrine, Fire Opal, Quartz, Amber - Plush pinks and Radiant Reds (PR1) – gemmology and stone setting

Learn ways to identify pink and red gemstones. Combine gemmology and stone setting: put your new knowledge straight into practice with an afternoon workshop session to set your favourite stone into a ring. How many pink and red gemstones can you name? Can you tell the differences between them? Do you know your Fire Opal from your Carnelian?  Can you tell the difference between Tourmaline and and Ruby? What’s the easiest way to extract Garnet from your red- gem mix??  would you like to tension set your favourite stone into a…

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Crystal Whites and Bright Clear Pastels (CC2) – gemmology and stone setting workshop

Sunday February 4 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Diamond, Cubic Zirconia, Topaz, Sapphire, Morganite, Kunzite, Quartz.

Learn ways to identify translucent and pastel shades of gemstones. Combine gemmology and stone setting: put your new knowledge straight into practice with an afternoon workshop session to set your favourite stone into a ring. Would you know if your ring holds a Diamond or a White Sapphire? A Topaz or Quartz? Did you know you can identify a Diamond with only a pen to aid you?  Do you know your Morganite from your Kunzite?  Can you tell the difference between  coloured CZ and any of…

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March 2018

Decorative Hand Engraving (HE03)

Saturday March 24 @ 10:00 am - Sunday March 25 @ 5:00 pm
examples of engraving techniques fo jewellery and silversmiths

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.

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May 2018

Jewellery Inlay Techniques with Crushed Stone (CS04)

Saturday May 5 @ 10:00 am - Sunday May 6 @ 5:00 pm
Silver ring with crushed stone inlay

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.

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June 2018

Advanced Jewellery Making – Bead Setting and Pave (PB04)

Saturday June 2 @ 10:00 am - Sunday June 3 @ 5:00 pm
bead, pave and other fancy stone settings for jewellers

Advanced Jewellery Making – bead setting and pave: Weekend Course. Book Now -This course offers an introduction to bead setting and pave setting for gem-studded jewellery. Both these stone setting styles are advanced stone setting techniques that we frequently use in fine jewellery making. What will I learn? These fine stone setting techniques require a high degree of precision in metal preparation and in procedure. Over 2 days you will be guided through the steps for successful setting, and you’ll…

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