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January 2019

Wax Carving for Casting Silver Jewellery (C32)

Thursday January 17 @ 6:15 pm - Thursday March 28 @ 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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March 2019

Keum Boo for Jewellery (KB09)

Saturday March 2 @ 10:00 am - Sunday March 3 @ 5:00 pm
Learn the art of keum boo for surface decoration on silver jewellery

Keum Boo for Jewellery: 2 Day Course (Sat-Sun). Book Now – This short, weekend jewellery making course introduces students to the art of keum boo: fusing fine gold foil (24ct) to a finished piece of sterling silver jewellery. The ancient Korean technique of keum boo is both beautiful and cost effective, and over the 2-day workshop we will also highlight additional techniques that can be applied to further enhance the contrast of colour and texture to produce highly individual pieces of…

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Beyond Metal – Interdisciplinary Craft Skills For Contemporary Jewellery Practice (TX04))

Saturday March 16 @ 10:00 am - Sunday March 17 @ 5:00 pm
Fabric, threads and papers can be combined with metal to make unusual jewellery

Book Now. If you love the softness of silk, delicacy of lace, intensity of leather or the natural look of cotton, and want to incorporate these qualities into your jewellery, this course is for you!

Combining textiles with metal elements can give permanence to the etherial qualities of fabric, and we will explore a number of ways to draw contrasting elements together using a variety of joining methods including cold connections like riveting, screw threading and weaving.

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Etching Techniques for Jewellery (TF11)

Saturday March 30 @ 10:00 am - Sunday March 31 @ 5:00 pm
Explore etching techniques for jewellery

Weekend jewellery making workshop in etching – Book now. As well as exploring traditional mordant / resist applications used in etching we will also experiment with a form of photo etching which allows for the transfer of a photographic image to act as a resist for stopping out acid erosion of the metal surface.

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April 2019

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

Thursday April 25 @ 6:15 am - Thursday July 4 @ 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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May 2019

Studio Casting Techniques for Jewellery (DC15)

Saturday May 4 @ 10:00 am - Sunday May 5 @ 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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Creative Chain Making – Make a Necklace or Bracelet (LC01)

Saturday May 11 @ 10:00 am - Sunday May 12 @ 5:00 pm
explore ways to make chains for necklaces

Explore the art of chain making. Design and make your own, unique chain for a necklace, earrings or a bracelet Book Now On this course you will make a necklace, bracelet or earrings from your own repeating, relating or random links. Expanding beyond the limits of commercially available chains, we investigate ways to create interesting links to make your own, unique chain. Belcher, Snake, Trace, Box, Rope, Curb… so many chain types are commercially available but the possibilities for linking are…

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June 2019

Move Metal! Make a spoon (SP01)

Saturday June 8 @ 10:00 am - Sunday June 9 @ 5:00 pm
holding image

Make your own spoon on this two-day workshop. Take a look at all the spoons in your kitchen drawer. How were they made? On this 2 day workshop we’ll show you 2 ways to make a spoon. You can then choose your favourite method to make a real beauty to add to your collection! What will I learn? Using hammers and stakes, we focus on traditional silversmithing techniques to manipulate copper (and silver) into 3D form. Learn how we stretch,…

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Cold Enamelling Jewellery Techniques CE02

Saturday June 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
apply cold enamels to silver jewellery

Add vibrance and colour to your jewellery: Explore cold enamelling techniques. Book Now This 2 day course is a great introduction to ways to combine cold enamel with metal, bringing new possibilities to add colour, texture and vibrance to your jewellery. Cold enamel is a versatile medium that can be applied in a number of ways to create stunning effects. It comes in a wide range of colours, and you can get opaque and translucent versions too. It’s great to use on it’s own,…

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July 2019

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

Monday July 8 @ 10:00 am - Tuesday July 9 @ 3:00 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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