Traditional Jewellery Skills


Traditional Jewellery Skills  - £300  to include all materials

This is a 5 day course over 3 weekends, suitable for complete beginners to jewellery making and for those who want to brush up or add to their jewellery skills. 

For beginners who wish to start making jewellery, this is an excellent course which provides all the basics and more.

For those who want to get a head start in conventional jewellery making and don't have the time to commit to a long term course, this is an intensive course that covers metal working skills which could  take up to a year to cover at college.

For those who already make jewellery and want to add further skills to their repertoire.

For Metal Clay workers; This course is suitable for those who have previously worked with metal clay and want to progress with jewellery making to the next level. The course provides metal  working techniques that can be applied to fired metal clay work allowing a finish to  professional standard.

During the course we will be teaching traditional metal working skills such as  sawing, soldering, drilling, texturing, wire work, filing, doming, chain making, sanding, polishing and patination techniques for surface colour and texture. You do not need any previous knowledge of jewellery making skills to attend.  Please not that Metal Clay techniques are not covered on this course.

Tools and equipment will be available for students use and comprehensive notes on techniques covered will be provided. Using the skills that they have learned, students will be encouraged to design and produce a piece of work using silver sheet and a semi precious stone. The cost of the course is £300. This includes consumables, such as saw blades, copper, solder , emery papers, a prescribed amount of 925 sterling silver and a semi-precious stone. 

At the end of the course, students will have an understanding of conventional jewellery making techniques and be confident in carrying out a number of technical processes including use of motorized machinery and equipment.  For those who wish to continue  jewellery making the studio is open every Monday morning and Wednesday for advice and full use of tools and equipment for just £12 per session.

To download a printable version of the full course programme Click Here

Last day of the course with completed stone set rings and a poorly finger! (all done in the name of creativity!)
And here are some of their comments:

'pitched perfectly for complete beginners and those with experience.  Thoroughly enjoyable and so satisfying leaving with some new treasured items!'

'Really enjoyed the course, very friendly, would certainly do more here'

'The tutor is very approachable, happy to share knowledge and I felt very comfortable asking lots of questions'

'Brilliant workshop, informative, knowledgeable and friendly'

'A fantastic course to learn the essential skills for designing and making jewellery'

'One of, if not the best course I have ever been on!'

'Amazed that we came away with a stone set silver ring, silver earrings and a bracelet, plus heaps of information and tips and tricks'