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.
This projects introduces you to the easiest form of stone setting, a cabochon rub-over.
Our Winter term starts in January & finishes in April.
A hammer textured silver bracelet made from individual links.
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.
A silver pendant with a twist detail and rub over setting for a oval cabochon stone.
A silver bangle section of your choice with a hammered effect.
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.
This course is currently running in a weekend format comprising of 4 classes of 5 hours over 2 concurrent weekends.
To view the full course schedule please use the Dates and Bookings button at the top of this page.
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.
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.
As a student you are responsible for your own safety in the workshop. Please listen to directions 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.
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.