Beginner level

Introduction to Silver Jewellery Making

excl materials
Nerissa Parker Jewellery Designer
Nerissa Parker, Class tutor

Introduction to Silver Jewellery Making

Learn the basics of silver jewellery making and craft your first silver jewellery pieces.

This course is an introduction to basic metal working techniques for students who are completely new silver jewellery making. Our aim is to ensure students complete the course feeling they can make fun and simple jewellery without further guidance. We teach a series of projects to achieve these goals:

Course Day 1

  • Silver stack rings (with optional surface texture): One round and one square section ring with optional hammered surface texture.
  • Simple silver stud earrings: A quick and easy project to learn how to make stud earrings. Choose from a selection of simple shapes.

Course Day 2

  • Silver pendant with cabochon stone setting: Learn how to set a cabochon stone with a rub over setting to make a beautiful silver pendant. Decorative elements are optional such as twisted wire. Various finishes are available.
  • Guidance on setting up a home jewellery workshop: Learn how to set up a home workshop to suit all types of budget.
On completion of this course you should have a solid foundation in jewellery making techniques and learn how to use all the necessary tools to enable you to create beautiful jewellery pieces from home. Plus, you’ll have the joy of taking home all the unique and handcrafted jewellery pieces you’ve created during the course!
If you’re looking for a more in-depth beginner course you may be interested in our weekly Beginner Jewellery Course Term.

Student Ability Level

This course is suitable for beginners. No previous experience making jewellery is necessary to enrol on this course.

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.

Sorry, there are no dates scheduled for this course at the moment.

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.

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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