Silver Jewellery Course

Silver setting being soldered to silver ring
Nerissa Parker Jewellery Designer
Nerissa Parker
  • Overview
  • Schedule
  • Materials
  • Ability Level
  • Safety

Course Overview

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.

Autumn Term 

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.

Winter Term

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.

Spring Term

Oval Stone Pendant

A silver pendant with a twist detail and rub over setting for a oval cabochon stone.

Hammer textured Bangle

A silver bangle section of your choice with a hammered effect.

Round Section ring with Tube setting

Silver round section ring with a facetted stone in a tube setting.

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.

Course Schedule

Due to high demand we will be offering a variety of beginner course formats to cater for daytime, evening and weekends. 

  • Condensed Term – Start date 6th July, 2 hour evening classes over 6 weeks and 2 Saturday morning classes of 4 hours each 
  • Weekends – Start date 24th July, 5 hour classes delivered over 2 weekends.
  • Summer School – Start date 26th July, 4 hour classes over 5 consecutive days.


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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 £30 – £45 on silver and other materials to complete this course. The cost will vary depending on how much metal required and the type of stones and findings chosen.

Course Ability Level

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

All students attending classes or workshops at Kingham Jewellery School must be 16 or over, unless otherwise stated in the course information.

Workshop Safety

As a student you are responsible for your own safety in the workshop. Please listen to direction to ensure you know how to use all the equipment correctly. To ensure your safety do not operate equipment you do not know how to use. Please ensure you have covered footwear and no high heels. You will need to 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.

Special arrangements for Covid-19

We have introduced a few new guidelines to make sure the workshop is clean and safe for everyone to use.

It is extremely important we all follow the guidelines set out here to minimise the risk to all of us and ensure the school can remain open.

Please do not attend the workshop if

  • You test positive for Covid-19.
  • You feel at all unwell.
  • You have been abroad (to any country) 7 days prior to your class.
  • You have returned from a country on the government quarantine list. Please wait until your quarantine period has passed.

Please ensure the following

  • If you test positive for Covid-19 after attending a class please notify the school as soon as possible.
  • Hand washing or sanitising on arrival and throughout your class when necessary.
  • Please wear a face mask in line with current government guidance.
  • Keep all sanitiser sprays and pumps out of the way of naked flames.
  • Clean all shared equipment immediately after use.
  • At the end of your session clean all individual equipment, clean out your skin, (leather under bench ), of metal, blades and plastic and wipe down your chair.
  • Remember to take all your belongings with you when you leave.
  • Leave all unnecessary personal items at home.

You will need to bring

  • Your own mask.
  • Your own apron.
  • Your own eye protection for drilling and polishing.

And finally, no kitchen sorry! This means no refreshments or crockery can be offered at the moment, please feel free to bring your own mug, flask of tea, coffee, water etc.

We have amended our cancellation, refunds & transfer policy to take some of the uncertainty out of booking our courses whilst Covid-19 remains a health & safety concern. View our amended Terms & Conditions page for further details.

  • About annealing
  • To use a rolling mill
  • How to drill, file, saw & solder
  • About metal forming
  • How to polishing
  • About applying different finishes
  • To work with pliers
  • How to set a stone
  • About creating different surface patterns
  • How to set up a home workshop

Course Enquiry

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