Image of a silver bracelet with cabochon stones and sketch of the design.

£160

EXCL MATERIALS

COURSE

 

CLASS

 

8 / 10 wks

2½ / 2 hrs

Improver Course: Gemstone Silver Bracelet

DATES & BOOKING

IMPROVER

Nerissa Parker

You will learn

  • How to solder
  • How to pierce
  • Design skills
  • How to measure
  • How to work to a budget
  • How to source stock
  • Polishing and finishing
  • How to set a stone

Our Improver courses are designed to further develop skills garnered on our Beginner Jewellery Course and a great option if you have attended classes elsewhere and know how to anneal and solder. Contact us if you require a skill level assessment.

On this course you will learn how to design and make a silver bracelet or necklace using cabochon or rose cut stones. The project will guide you through the whole process from design through to fabrication.

The bracelet is comprised of many repeated elements which involve a range of different processes to achieve the final piece. It is through this repetition that students practice and hone their making skills which can be transferred to other projects.

With direction from the project brief you will start by drawing out your design, from there you will source your materials to suit your taste, design and budget.

Next we will take your designs into the workshop and break them down into their individual components to begin the step by step process of fabrication with full direction from the tutor.

As the whole class is focused on this project it's a great shared learning opportunity. On completion students will have strengthened confidence in their ability to design, work to a budget, solder and set cabochon stones with a higher proficiency in their technical ability.

Materials

Sundries such as solder and saw blades are included in the course fees. Metals, findings and a variety of stones are available for purchase at the school or feel free to bring your own to work with.

Ability

Suitable for intermediate levels students

Course Options

We offer a daytime class and an evening class time slot for this course, both courses cover the same topics with a slightly different schedule.

Our daytime course option runs for 8 weeks with 2½ hour weekly classes.

Our evening course option runs for 10 weeks with 2 hour weekly classes.

Both courses have a mid term week break.

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