Beginner level

Beginner Silver Jewellery Course

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Nerissa Parker Jewellery Designer
Nerissa Parker, Class tutor

Beginner Silver Jewellery Course

Our beginner silver jewellery making course is a great place to start if you’re new to jewellery making.

This beginner silver jewellery making course offers a good foundation in working with silver, introducing students to basic metal working techniques with a gentle learning curve. 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. 

Leaf pendant

Simple pendant completed in one class.

Stack rings

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.

Lentil bead

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.

Student Ability Level

This course is suitable for beginners. No previous experience making jewellery is necessary to enrol on this course.

Student Age Requirements

All students attending classes or workshops at Kingham Jewellery School must be 18 or over, unless otherwise stated in the course information.

The minimum age for students attending group bookings is school year 11, 15-16 years of age provided they are accompanied by fee paying adults. We do not offer group bookings solely for under 18’s.

Course Start Dates

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.

Thu 25 Apr 2024
7.00pm – 9.00pm
10 weekly classes (check availability for all dates)

This course follows the Spring Term series of projects. Online option available via Zoom if you’re unable to attend a class.
The start date for this course has already passed
Thu 11 Jan 2024
7.00pm – 9.00pm
10 weekly classes

This course follows the Winter Term series of projects. Online option available via Zoom if you’re unable to attend a class.
The start date for this course has already passed

Course 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.

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.

Workshop Safety

As a student you are responsible for your own safety in the workshop. The most important things to remember are;

  • Please listen to directions from your tutor to ensure you know how to use all the equipment safely and correctly.
  • Do not operate equipment you do not know how to use.
  • Covered footwear is required and absolutely no high heels.
  • Tie back long hair when using motorised equipment.
  • Please respect others and don’t interrupt students who are soldering, using the drill or any other equipment that could create a safety concern if the operator is distracted.
  • Remember to take all your belongings with you when you leave.
  • Please leave all unnecessary personal items at home.

You will need to bring

  • Your own apron, to protect your clothes.
  • Packed lunches are recommended if your class runs for a full day.

Please do not attend the workshop if

  • You feel unwell.

A more comprehensive guide to workshop safety can be found in our Workshop Guidelines pdf.

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