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September 2017

Crushed Stone Inlay for Silver Jewellery (C28)

Thursday 21 September 2017 @ 6:15 pm - Thursday 23 November 2017 @ 9:15 pm
Silver ring with crushed stone inlay

Intermediate jewellery course: Learn the art of crushed stone inlay to add unique colour combinations to your jewellery. Book Now 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…

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January 2018

Stone Setting Techniques – Fine and Fancy. (C29)

Thursday 18 January 2018 @ 6:15 pm - Thursday 22 March 2018 @ 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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April 2018

Encapsulating techniques for jewellery: watch lenses and related cold connections (B30)

Tuesday 17 April 2018 @ 6:15 pm - Tuesday 26 June 2018 @ 9:15 pm
cold connections and encapsulation

Explore ways to give permanence to delicate objects in your jewellery; encapsulating techniques using methods from resin to watch lenses for jewellery. (Tuesday, evenings)  Book Now On this course we explore methods to add secondary and perhaps more delicate elements to your metal jewellery.  Firstly you’ll produce a range of tests that explore how to use tabs, screws and rivets for joining rigid and flexible elements together. By incorporate these encapsulating techniques for jewellery you can create innovative designs. You’ll also have the chance to experiment…

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June 2018

It’s here! Our new jewellery programme for 2018/19

Saturday 9 June 2018 @ 8:00 am - Friday 31 August 2018 @ 5:00 pm
preparing new jewellery study programme

We’ve just released our new programme for 2018/19… please bear with us as we make tweaks to the pages. If links aren’t working or dates seem weird, we’d be pleased if you’d  email us so we can put it right!    

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September 2018

Exploring Shell Forms – Make Bangles, Bracelets and Cuffs (B31)

Tuesday 11 September 2018 @ 6:15 pm - Tuesday 20 November 2018 @ 9:15 pm
shell forms for bangle, bracelets and cuffs

Explore ways to create beautiful shell forms from sheet, using forming techniques. Design and make a series of bangles or bracelets.  (Evenings, Tuesdays).  Book Now – How can you make large bangles, bracelets and cuffs that are also lightweight and easy to wear? On this 10 week course you will experiment with metal manipulation techniques to create beautiful shell forms from sheet metal. To this end we present you with a series of short, directed projects that explore how to curve and stretch sheet metal into…

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3 Ways to Make a Silver Ring (G31)

Wednesday 12 September 2018 @ 6:15 pm - Wednesday 21 November 2018 @ 9:15 pm
3 ways to make a silver ring

3 Ways to Make a Silver Ring: 10 Week Course (Evening, Wed).

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– On this fantastic introductory course to jewellery making we’ll show you 3 ways to make a silver ring. In the process you will explore how to texture cut, bend, shape, solder and manipulate metal using traditional jewellery tools and techniques.

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Stone Setting Techniques – From Pear to Square (C31)

Thursday 13 September 2018 @ 6:15 pm - Thursday 22 November 2018 @ 9:15 pm

Stone Setting Techniques – Getting to grips with fancy shaped stones. Learn how to make perfect bezel settings for pear and square shaped stones. Design and make a pendant and a ring using your new-found skills. (Evening, Thu). Book Now – This intermediate jewellery course is perfect for those ready to explore more challenging stone setting techniques. With the focus on bezel settings, you will learn how to create perfect settings for pear and square shaped stones. You will then design and make a  pendant…

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January 2019

Make an integrated clasp for a Necklace – Box clasps to Toggles and Bayonet (B32)

Tuesday 15 January 2019 @ 6:15 pm - Saturday 16 March 2019 @ 9:15 pm
Design and make a necklace with an integrated clasp

Learn how to make a range of effective clasps for jewellery. Design and make your own integrated clasp for  a necklace. (Evenings, Tue)  Book Now – Are you frustrated by the clasps that are commercially available to us for our jewellery designs? Nothing lets your work down more gracelessly than the ugly and fiddle-some lobster catch! So, for this term’s course we are going old school as we explore how to design and make our own clasps for necklaces. Whether you favour…

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Wax Carving for Casting Silver Jewellery (C32)

Thursday 17 January 2019 @ 6:15 pm - Saturday 16 March 2019 @ 9:15 pm
examples of carved wax rings

Wax Carving for Casting Silver Jewellery (Evening, Thu). Book Now – On this 10 week jewellery course you will learn a range of the wax carving techniques we commonly use to create models for casting in silver or other metals. We’ll introduce you to the practical issues of measuring and marking, and of cutting, shaping and polishing wax objects, ready for casting. We’ll also explain about the relative weights of materials you are likely to use. In the process you’ll learn how to…

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April 2019

Etching Techniques for Jewellery (B33)

Tuesday 23 April 2019 @ 6:15 pm - Tuesday 2 July 2019 @ 9:15 pm
Explore etching techniques for jewellery

Explore ways to add texture to your jewellery using etching techniques. Learn how to apply mordants and resists  to create interesting surface decoration on a variety of metals. (Evening, Tuesdays).  Book Now – Etching is an especially effective technique to add pattern, line and texture to your jewellery, and on this course we introduce you to a range of approaches that are particular to jewellery applications. Traditionally, etching is used by printmakers as a process for making repeatable prints on paper. However, when we…

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Design and Make a Stone Set Silver Charm; Make a Ring with a Stone Setting (G33)

Wednesday 24 April 2019 @ 6:15 pm - Wednesday 3 July 2019 @ 9:15 pm
Make a rcharm and a ring with a stone setting

Beginners jewellery making course in stone setting –  design and make a charm and a silver ring, set with a stone. (Wednesday, Eve)  Book Now – Through a series of fun set projects you will learn the basics of jewellery making, with the additional focus of basic stone setting techniques. You will design and make a stone set silver charm, with a semi precious stone of your choice. Then you will have the opportunity to further extend these beginners jewellery making skills to design and make a…

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Design and Make a Box-Form Cocktail Ring (and improve your soldering skills) (C33)

Thursday 25 April 2019 @ 6:15 am - Thursday 4 July 2019 @ 9:15 pm
Cactus cocktail ring. Learn how to develop your jewellery design skills

Learn how to make large, hollow pieces of jewellery from sheet metal. Design and make your own cocktail ring using the box-form technique, and improve your soldering skills along the way! Book Now – With eyes firmly on the cocktail ring outcome, this course also packs a technical punch. Once you understand the principle of the box-form technique for ring making, you will understand that you can afford to go wild and large with your designs.  Since you are working with…

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September 2019

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

Wednesday 18 September 2019 @ 6:15 pm - Wednesday 27 November 2019 @ 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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January 2020

Make a Gem of a Jewel: Stone Setting and Design Techniques for Jewellery

Wednesday January 15 @ 6:15 pm - Wednesday March 25 @ 9:15 pm
gemstone to jewellery magic

Gemstone to Jewellery Magic: Choose a stone, explore ways to set it, design and make a gem of a jewel – 10 Week Course (Evening, Wed). Book Now – What is your favourite gemstone? How would you choose to wear it? Your stone of choice is most beautiful to see when the jewellery element has been well designed to best show the gem. On this 10 week jewellery course we explore ways to combine stone setting and design techniques to make…

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