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January 2019

Design and Make 3 Pendants using Hollow Forming Techniques (G32)

Wednesday January 16 @ 6:15 pm - Saturday March 16 @ 9:15 pm
examples of decorative hollow pendants and a box

Beginners jewellery course: Making pendants, beads and other hollow forms.  Book Now – On this beginners jewellery course you will make 3 pendants using hollow forming techniques.  Through these fun, set projects we show you  how we create interesting 3D shapes from sheet metal. Also you will have opportunities to explore metal texturing using everything from hammers to feathers! In this way we support you to develop sound technical skills while also encouraging experimentation and design development.  What will I learn on this course? You will…

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Wax Carving for Casting Silver Jewellery (C32)

Thursday January 17 @ 6:15 pm - Saturday March 16 @ 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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Family Workshop – Cuttlefish Casting with Pewter (FP9)

Sunday January 27 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Examples of items made by children and adults on the pewter casting family workshop

2018 – another opportunity for local families to join us for this exciting technique of pewter casting into cuttlefish bone. Great for adults and kids; make something special for each other.

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February 2019

Experimental Enamelling Techniques for Jewellery (EL04)

Saturday February 9 @ 10:00 am - Sunday February 10 @ 5:00 pm
experimental enamelling course in London

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.

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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

Family Jewellery Workshop – Textures on Metal (FT9)

Saturday April 6 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
examples of textures impressd on copper jewellery

Jewellery Workshop for the Family – Textures on Metal: Saturday Afternoon Course. Book Now – This family jewellery workshop is an exciting opportunity for you and your child to make fabulous jewellery and other objects in metal. We explore the unique characteristics of this material, with focus on metal manipulation techniques. Learn how to add texture to metal. Punch letters, or imprint leaves or feathers onto copper sheet. Use hammers to create interesting patterns. Then cut and shape your results to make…

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Design and Make a Pendant with a Stone (PS11)

Saturday April 13 @ 10:00 am - Sunday April 14 @ 5:00 pm
Example of work by students on this course - silver charm set with peridot

Design and Make a Pendant with a Stone – weekend jewellery course. Book now. First experimenting with texturing and other sheet metal techniques you will then design a pendant, also incorporating a semi-precious stone of your choice. You will then learn how to make a setting for the stone and you will complete the piece with a bail or a jump ring to attach it to a piece of leather

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Etching Techniques for Jewellery (A33)

Tuesday April 23 @ 10:00 am - Tuesday July 2 @ 1:00 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. (Morning, 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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Etching Techniques for Jewellery (B33)

Tuesday April 23 @ 6:15 pm - Tuesday July 2 @ 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 April 24 @ 6:15 pm - Wednesday July 3 @ 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 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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Design and make a silver ring (SW14)

Saturday May 18 @ 10:00 am - Sunday May 19 @ 5:00 pm
Design and make a silver ring

Design and make a silver ring: Weekend jewellery course. Book Now – On this weekend jewellery course you will design and make a silver ring to your very own design. You will experiment with hammering techniques, learn how to size a ring, and practice cutting intricate patterns. You will explore a range of approaches to texturing, shaping and forming metal, completing several experimental rings in copper and aluminium. Then you will work in sterling silver to produce your final design. Techniques include: texturing…

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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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Jewellery making taster: make a pair of earrings and a ring. (BS03)

Monday July 15 @ 10:00 am - Tuesday July 16 @ 3:00 pm
Beginners taster in jewellery making - make a ring and a pair of earrings

Join us for a 2-day jewellery making taster; make silver earrings and a ring. Book Now – Join us for this 2 day jewellery making taster to make a pair of earrings a matching silver ring. Learn how we cut, texture, file and shape silver to make beautiful jewellery. This course serves as an excellent introduction to jewellery making. We’ll lead you through the design process, explaining all the elements we take into account (eg weight, shape, size, finish, material) when we make…

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