Advanced level

Tennis Bracelet Course

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Nerissa Parker Jewellery Designer
Nerissa Parker, Class tutor

Course Overview

The Tennis Bracelet also known as a line bracelet or eternity bracelet is making a come back. It’s a versatile link that can be used with a variety of stones. This type of bracelet is made up of many identical parts linked together. This repetition of making builds skill in precise soldering, measuring and drilling.

On this course we introduce the basic concept of the link and how this can be adapted for various stones. We work with you to develop your design to suit your personal taste and the amount of stones you would like to set. We finish the bracelet with a hand fabricated box clasp which includes a safety catch.

This is a work intensive project that we run over 2 separate terms, course cost is per term.

Term 1

Week 1 : After an introduction to how the link works and how it’s made we spend this session designing and refining your tennis bracelet on paper. Once the design is finalised we begin sourcing the materials ready to start making in week 2.

Weeks 2 -7 : Fabricating and connecting the links.

Term 2

Weeks 1 – 4 : Making the box clasp.

Week 5 – 7 : Stone Setting.

Did you know?

The tennis bracelet is so called after Chris Evert lost her diamond line bracelet during a tennis match. The match was stopped whilst they look for the bracelet. From then on it has been known as a tennis bracelet.

Student Ability Level

All our advanced courses are designed to further develop your skills. This course is for experienced makers only with an intermediate to advanced level of competence.

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

Course fees include solder and saw blades. Metals, findings and a variety of stones are available for purchase at the school. 

Each student will design their tennis bracelet in week 1 to suit their own style. Once bracelet designs are finalised student’s are offered advice on purchasing stones to their preference.

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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