What opportunities will this course give me?
Learners can continue to attend our Jewellery courses, which will introduce new skills and allow learners to progress with their Jewellery making.
Eastleigh College offer a variety of leisure courses to suit all interests - please browse the website for further details.
What will I be learning?
As a beginner, you will be taught the basic techniques for jewellery making. The course will guide you through making a simple ring using forming, saw piercing, soldering, filing and polishing.
This project can then be further developed by creating a spinner ring. Students opting to source their own materials can work in Sterling Silver. Learning anti clastic forming techniques, embossing and texturing the metal to produce unique and individual results.
Future projects will include making a pendant and/or earrings.
Relevant techniques will be demonstrated both individually and as a group and you will be fully supported by your tutor as you learn.
A College Certificate is awarded on request.
Why is this course for me?
Whilst you will not gain a professional qualification on this course, this is a great introduction to jewellery making.
How will my learning be enhanced?
You will be learning from an enthusiastic tutor with a passion for all things jewellery related and with a keen interest in gemstones. The tutor has gained a wealth of knowledge and practical experience in the industry since studying a degree in Jewellery and Silversmithing at the historic School of Jewellery in Birmingham. You will be encouraged and supported to develop your own style whilst creating pieces from design to realisation.
Why is Eastleigh College my best choice?
Here at Eastleigh College, we are proud of our comfortable, welcoming learning environment and community venues. Youll be alongside other learners who are keen to learn the same skills, opening you up to individuals with similar interests and mind-sets to you.
There is absolutely no pressure or expectations; we just want our learners to have the best time possible and leave feeling proud of their new skills
What do I need to sign up?
There are no entry requirements for this course; complete beginners are welcome to join this course at any time.
Is there anything else I need to know?
This beginners course is suitable for complete beginners with an interest in jewellery making.
Please bring along an apron (such as a cotton kitchen apron) and notebook/pen. Learners are advised to wear clothing and shoes suitable for a craft environment (no open toed shoes). Learners will be responsible for purchasing the silver for the final pieces of each project; this cost will vary depending on current silver prices and the size of your design.
Basic tools for the course will be provided, but you may want to purchase your own tools as you progress. Initial materials will also be provided, but there will be a cost for additional materials used in your own project (such as precious metals and stones); advice will be given in the first class.
Please fill in an application form which is available to complete online, from your careers advisor or direct from the Information, Advice and Guidance team, Eastleigh College, Chestnut Avenue, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 5FS. Telephone 023 8091 1299. *Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team.
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Need some further advice?
If you require further advice and guidance about any of the course costs and/or funding options available to you, the College has a dedicated IAG Advisor who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1299.