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June 2016

Casting Techniques for Jewellery (DC11)

Thursday 16 June 2016 @ 10:00 am - Friday 17 June 2016 @ 3:00 pm
casting techniques for jewellery, delft casting with precious metals

Casting Techniques for Jewellery: 2 Day Course (Thu-Fri).  Book Now – This 2 day course introduces students to a range of home-studio casting techniques for jewellery and other small accessories. Experiment with a variety of approaches to casting, exploring cuttlefish casting, delft sand casting, plywood and silicone mould making. Using pewter as our metal for casting we will also look at ways to incorporate other materials into the cast. You may also work with silver if you wish, but you…

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July 2016

Make a Wood and Silver Ring (WS03)

Saturday 30 July 2016 @ 10:00 am - Sunday 31 July 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Ring by Nic Webb

Make a Wood and Silver Ring: Weekend Course Book Now You will learn how to make a wood and silver ring by combining various soldering and forming techniques on this weekend course. You will be using fine silver and sustainable hardwoods. Taught by guest tutor Nic Webb, you will learn how to prepare a silver ring which you will then form around your chosen piece of hardwood, bringing contrast of colour and texture to your ring. The course fee covers…

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October 2017

Gemmilicious! Gemmology courses with Stone Setting

Saturday 28 October 2017 @ 10:00 am - Sunday 4 February 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Gemmology and stone setting courses. Identify your favourite stone, make a tension set ring.

Learn ways to identify coloured gemstones. Combine gemmology and stone setting: put your new knowledge straight into practice with an afternoon workshop session to make a stone-set piece of jewellery. GB2  Book Now Do you know your Emeralds from your Agates? Can you tell the difference between Ruby and Pink Tourmaline? How many colours do Sapphires come in? Did you know you can identify a Diamond from a Cubic Zirconium with only a pen to aid you? Are you ready to learn some gemmology and stone…

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Gemmilicious Greens (GG2) – gemmology and stone setting workshop

Saturday 28 October 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Emeralds come in all cuts and qualities.

Learn ways to identify green gemstones. Combine gemmology and stone setting: put your new knowledge straight into practice with an afternoon workshop session to make a stone-set piece of jewellery. How many green gemstones can you name? Can you tell the differences between them? Do you know your Emeralds from your Agates? Can you tell the difference between Moldavite and glass? Can you identify a Green Garnet from Peridot??  Are you ready to learn some gemmology and stone setting techniques? On this one day course you’ll…

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Beautiful Blues, Pretty Purples (BP2) – gemmology and stone setting workshop

Sunday 29 October 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Amethyst, Sapphire, Aquamarine, Topaz, Praziolite, Tanzanite, Iolite

Learn ways to identify gemstones with blue and purple hues. Combine gemmology and stone setting: put your new knowledge straight into practice with an afternoon workshop session to make a stone-set piece of jewellery. How many blue gemstones can you name? Can you tell the differences between them? Do you know your Aquamarine from your Topaz? How can you tell Sapphire from Prasiolite?? Can you tell the difference between Iolite and and Tanzanite? Why might you choose Amethyst in preference to  Flourite??  Are you ready to learn some gemmology and…

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December 2017

Perfect Pearls (PP2) – Pearl grading and pearl stringing workshop

Sunday 17 December 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Baroque Pearls, Keshi Pearls, Round/Oval Pearls, Dyed Pearls.

Learn ways to identify different types of Pearl. Combine gemmology and pearl stringing: put your new knowledge straight into practice with an afternoon workshop session to make a knotted string of pearls. Would you know if your pearls were dyed or naturally coloured? What is the difference between a Keshi Pearl and a Baroque pearl?  What is the difference between an Akoya Pearl and a Tahitian Pearl? How do Freshwater Pearls differ from the saltwater variety?  These little shell-fish gems have been favoured…

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February 2018

Plush pinks and Radiant Reds (PR2) – gemmology and stone setting

Saturday 3 February 2018 @ 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 4 February 2018 @ 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 24 March 2018 @ 10:00 am - Sunday 25 March 2018 @ 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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May 2018

Jewellery Inlay Techniques with Crushed Stone (CS04)

Saturday 5 May 2018 @ 10:00 am - Sunday 6 May 2018 @ 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 2 June 2018 @ 10:00 am - Sunday 3 June 2018 @ 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 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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Family Jewellery Workshop – Textures on Metal (FT8)

Sunday 24 June 2018 @ 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 2 July 2018 @ 10:00 am - Tuesday 3 July 2018 @ 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 8 July 2018 @ 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 9 July 2018 @ 10:00 am - Tuesday 10 July 2018 @ 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 14 July 2018 @ 10:00 am - Sunday 15 July 2018 @ 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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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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