Beginner Silver Jewellery Course

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Silver setting being soldered to silver ring
  • Overview
  • Start Dates
  • Materials
  • Ability
  • Safety

Course Overview

Beginner Silver Jewellery Course

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. 

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.

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.

Summer School usually runs from late July into August. Projects yet to be designed, check back here after Winter term starts for updates.

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.

Nerissa Parker Jewellery Designer
Nerissa Parker
Class Tutor
Nerissa is the primary tutor & owner of Kingham Jewellery School.

Course Start Dates

Sat 2 Jul 2022
10.00am - 4.00pm
4 full day classes

This course follows the Summer School series of projects. Packed lunches are recommended, teas and coffees are provided at the workshop throughout the day.
The start date for this course has already passed.

Course Materials

Beginner Silver Jewellery Course

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.

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 18 or over, unless otherwise stated in the course information.

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.

A more comprehensive guide to workshop safety can be found here



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 have been asked to isolate.

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.
Course Start Dates
Upcoming courses
Sat 2 Jul 2022

What will I learn?

  • About annealing
  • To use a rolling mill
  • How to drill, file, saw & solder
  • About metal forming
  • How to polish
  • 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
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