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.
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.
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.
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.
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