Learn how to design and make a silver bracelet or necklace using cabochon or rose cut stones. This course takes students through the entire process of designing and making jewellery, as a result, students will gain a thorough understanding of the jewellery making process.
This bracelet comprises of repeated elements which involve a range of different processes to achieve the final piece. It is through this repetition that you will practice and perfect your making skills which will be transferable to other projects.
With direction from the project brief you will firstly draw out your design, on completion you will source your own materials to suit your taste, design and budget. Once we have moved into the workshop we will begin the step by step process of fabrication with full direction from the tutor.
As the whole class is focused on one project it is a great shared learning opportunity. On completion students will have strengthened confidence in their ability to design, work to a budget, solder and set cabochon stones with a higher proficiency in their technical ability.
This Improver course develops your silver jewellery making skills further after completing one of our beginner terms. This course is also a good option if you have attended courses elsewhere and have a good foundation in silver jewellery making. You will need to know how to anneal and solder confidently. Contact us if you have any questions regarding your skill level.
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.
Course fees include solder and saw blades. Metals, findings and a variety of stones are available for purchase at the school.
As a student you are responsible for your own safety in the workshop. The most important things to remember are;
A more comprehensive guide to workshop safety can be found in our Workshop Guidelines pdf.