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January 2018

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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April 2018

Encapsulating techniques for jewellery: watch lenses and related cold connections (A30)

Tuesday April 17 @ 10:00 am - Tuesday June 26 @ 1:00 pm
cold connections and encapsulation

Explore ways to give permanence to delicate objects in your jewellery. Encapsulation techniques using methods from resin to watch lenses for jewellery.  Book Now On this course we explore methods to add secondary and perhaps more delicate elements to your metal jewellery.  You’ll produce a range of tests that explore how to use tabs, screws and rivets for joining rigid and flexible elements together. You’ll also have the chance to experiment with watch lenses for jewellery purposes. Much like a picture frame, lenses offer the…

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

Tuesday April 17 @ 6:15 pm - Tuesday June 26 @ 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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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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It’s here! Our new jewellery programme for 2018/19

Saturday June 9 @ 8:00 am - Friday August 31 @ 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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Family Jewellery Workshop – Textures on Metal (FT8)

Sunday June 24 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
examples of textures impressd on copper jewellery

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…

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July 2018

Casting Techniques for Jewellery (DC15)

Monday July 2 @ 10:00 am - Tuesday July 3 @ 3:00 pm
examples of jewellery made using studio casting techniques

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…

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Family Creative Workshop – Textures on Metal (FT7)

Sunday July 8 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
examples of textures impressd on copper jewellery

Family Creative Workshop – Textures on Metal: Sunday Afternoon Course. Book Now – We’re squeezing another Family Creative Workshop in for July! This 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 a pendant, ring, bracelet or a medal from your brass or copper sheet. A participating adult must accompany each child.…

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Jewellery making taster: make a pair of earrings and a ring. (BS02)

Monday July 9 @ 10:00 am - Tuesday July 10 @ 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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Soldering Masterclass

Saturday July 14 @ 10:00 am - Sunday July 15 @ 5:00 pm
Advanced Soldering skills for jewellery

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…

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September 2018

Exploring Shell Forms – Make Bangles, Bracelets and Cuffs (A31)

Tuesday September 11 @ 10:00 am - Tuesday November 20 @ 1:00 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.(Mornings, 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 varied…

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

Tuesday September 11 @ 6:15 pm - Tuesday November 20 @ 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 September 12 @ 6:15 pm - Wednesday November 21 @ 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 September 13 @ 6:15 pm - Thursday November 22 @ 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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Studio Casting Techniques for Jewellery (DC15)

Saturday September 15 @ 10:00 am - Sunday September 16 @ 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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