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.
Our daytime courses run for 8 weeks with 2½ hour weekly classes with a mid way half term break.
Our evening courses run for 10 weeks with 2 hour weekly classes with a mid way half term break.
Our weekend course comprises of 4 classes of 5 hours over 2 concurrent weekends.
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.
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.
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.