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…Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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Family Jewellery Workshop – Textures on Metal: Sunday Afternoon Course. Book Now – The Family Jewellery Workshop is an exciting opportunity for you and your child to make fabulous objects by creating textures on metal. Punch letters, imprint leaves or feathers onto the surface of copper, and use hammers to create interesting patterns. Make earrings, a bracelet, pendant or a medal from your brass or copper sheet. A participating adult must accompany each child. Suitable for children 8+ At Flux Studios we…Find out more »
Casting Techniques for Jewellery: 2 Day Course (Mon-Tue). Book Now – On this 2 day course we introduce a range of home-studio casting techniques for creating jewellery and other small accessories. You will have the opportunity to experiment with cuttlefish, delft sand and plywood mould making. Pewter, a low-melt metal, will be used for casting into the moulds, and we will also look at ways to incorporate other materials into the cast. You can also include materials like glass, wood, plastic or stone in…Find out more »
Master the art of soldering to improve your jewellery techniques. Book Now – Soldering is a core skill in jewellery making and practice is essential to understand how to control heat for optimum results. On this soldering masterclass we will examine common mistakes when soldering, looking at ways to remedy and improve on your existing skills. What will I learn? We present the course through demonstration, discussion and practical application. From basic to complex procedures, we will examine the challenges we commonly face…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
Book now. We teach the basic technical aspects of vitreous enamelling techniques for jewellery, alongside the associated health and safety issues related to the use of enamel powders and liquids. We will first learn how to obtain a well-fused enamel surface, and then through guided experimentation we will explore mark making techniques on copper and steel, and on the second day we will develop a finished piece of jewellery using cold connection techniques.Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »