Improver level

Decorative Finishes for Silver Jewellery

excl materials
Nerissa Parker Jewellery Designer
Nerissa Parker, Class tutor

Decorative Finishes for Silver Jewellery

Learn how to apply decorative finishes to enhance your silver jewellery designs.

Learn how to work with a wide range of surface decoration finishes and techniques to enhance your jewellery designs. Combine texture, colour and depth to make your jewellery unique and visually appealing.

Through demonstration, students are introduced to each new decorative process before experimenting and combining techniques with guidance and feedback from the tutor. This practise of combining processes encourages students to develop their own unique style and expression. Experiment on simple jewellery designs such as rings or pendants.

Student Ability Level

Our Improver Courses will suit you if you already know how to solder with a gas torch, anneal and use a piercing saw. You will have completed a Beginner silver jewellery or silversmithing course and you want to build on your basic skills.

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.

Fri 19 Jan 2024
10.00am – 12.30pm
8 weekly classes

Online option available via Zoom if you’re unable to attend a class.
The start date for this course has already passed

Course Materials

Course fees include solder and saw blades. Metals, findings and a variety of stones are available for purchase at the school.

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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