Our Beginner Silver Jewellery Course is designed to introduce basic metal working techniques for students who are new to making silver jewellery. Our aim is to ensure students feel safe and confident in the workshop and have a good understanding of how to safely use the various pieces of equipment. We do this through a series of projects that change through the year.
This is the current term, it starts in September & finishes in December.
Simple pendant completed in one class.
Make a set of three rings all with a different finish.
Rub-over stone setting earrings
This projects introduces you to the easiest form of stone setting, a cabochon rub-over.
Our Winter term starts in January & finishes in April.
Silver link chain bracelet
A hammer textured silver bracelet made from individual links.
D wire ring with rub over setting
Silver ring made with d section wire with a round or oval cabochon stone.
A silver hollow form pendant with a surface pattern.
Our Spring term starts in April & finishes in July.
Oval stone pendant
A silver pendant with a twist detail and rub over setting for a oval cabochon stone.
A trio of textured bangles
Three silver bangles using a mixture of wire sections and different surface finishes.
Round section ring with tube setting
Silver round section ring with a facetted stone in a tube setting.
Summer School usually runs from late July into August. Projects yet to be set.
On completion of the course students will have a good grasp of basic jewellery making techniques and can be confident enough to set up at home. Students intending to further their learning can enrol on to following term beginner course where they will be able to build on there acquired skills through a series of new projects.
This course is suitable for beginners. No previous experience making jewellery is necessary to enrol on this course.
We update the schedule every 3 months, usually around half term once we have an idea of how many current students wish to continue into the following term. This helps us plan which courses we can run. If you don’t see any dates listed below it’s because there’s nothing in the schedule yet. The best way to find out when courses are updated is to subscribe to our newsletter.
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.
As a guide students can expect to spend around £40 – £70 on silver and other materials to complete this course. The cost will vary depending on how much metal you require and the type of stones and findings chosen.
As a student you are responsible for your own safety in the workshop. The most important things to remember are;
A more comprehensive guide to workshop safety can be found in our Workshop Guidelines pdf.