Make a Silver Locket Course

silver locket on a chain
Nerissa Parker Jewellery Designer
Nerissa Parker
Tutor
  • Overview
  • Schedule
  • Materials
  • Ability Level
  • Safety

Course Overview

Lockets offer a wonderful format for learning new techniques. Technically, they call upon a set of skills that are challenging and rewarding. Mastery of these construction techniques will help develop confidence in your making skills.

The basic construction allows adaptation of the design. As the designer you will have the opportunity to create a unique locket using either silver or a stone as the front cover.

This course will take you through the whole process from design through to full construction in step by step demonstrations.

As the whole class is focused on this project it’s a great shared learning opportunity. This is an excellent project for perfecting advanced soldering methods as well as developing precision in cutting and measuring.

Course Schedule

Daytime course

Our daytime courses run for 8 weeks with 2½ hour weekly classes with a mid way half term break.

Evening course

Our evening courses run for 10 weeks with 2 hour weekly classes with a mid way half term break. This class is beginner students only.

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 or feel free to bring your own to work with.

Course Ability Level

This Improver course allows students to develop skills garnered on the Beginner Jewellery Course. This class is a great option if you have attended courses else where. You will need to know how to anneal and solder proficiently. Contact us if you require a skill level assessment.

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 us and ensure the school can remain open.

Please do not attend the workshop if

  • You test positive for Covid-19.
  • You feel at all unwell.
  • You have been abroad (to any country) 7 days prior to your class.
  • You have returned from a country on the government quarantine list. Please wait until your quarantine period has passed.

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.

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.

We have amended our cancellation, refunds & transfer policy to take some of the uncertainty out of booking our courses whilst Covid-19 remains a health & safety concern. View our amended Terms & Conditions page for further details.

  • How to solder with precision
  • About sawing with precision
  • Design skills
  • How to use a Pendant motor
  • Filing and  polishing techniques
  • How to make a hinge

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