• Beginner
  • Term

Silver Jewellery Course

  • Thu 24 Sep 2020,
  • 7:00 pm -
  • 9:00 pm
  • £160
  • excl materials
  • Bookings Offline
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Silver setting being soldered to silver ring
Nerissa Parker Jewellery Designer
Nerissa Parker
Tutor
  • 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

Evening Course

Our evening Beginner Silver Jewellery Course is a 10 week course of 2 hour weekly classes with a mid way half term break.

Next Course Starts

  • Thu 24 Sep 2020,
  • 7:00 pm
  • - 9:00 pm

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 £25 – £35 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.

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 use and ensure the school remains open.

Please ensure the following

  • 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.

  • What will I learn?

  • 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

Have a question about this course? Please fill out the form below. Once we’ve received your enquiry we’ll send an automatic confirmation email. If you don’t see it try checking your junk mail folder.

Bookings Offline

Bookings for this course are temporarily offline until government health & safety rules are relaxed. We’ll be back online as soon as possible.

Next Course Starts

  • Thu 24 Sep 2020
  • 7:00 pm -
  • 9:00 pm
  • 10 weekly classes

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