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What opportunities will this course give me?

Students can continue to attend our Jewellery courses, which will introduce new skills and allow students to progress with their Jewellery making.

What will I be learning?

If you are a beginner you will be taught the basic techniques for jewellery making. The course will guide you through two different projects which will introduce you to a range of techniques including: sawing, texturing, roll printing, annealing, soldering, filing, drilling and polishing.

In the first project you will learn how to create a simple design which can be translated into a Sterling silver pendant or a pair of Sterling silver earrings. You will experience how to use the piercing saw to cut out a shape. You will also be guided through the process of applying texture to your shape and filing/polishing it to a smooth finish.

In the second project you will be able to work on your own design idea with the support and guidance of your tutor. You will have the opportunity to use a selection of techniques including: soldering, oxidisation, cabochon stone setting, reticulation and doming.
Relevant techniques will be demonstrated both individually and as a group and you will be fully supported by your tutor as you learn.

More experienced students will work on their own projects/designs with the support and guidance of the tutor.

Why is this course for me?

You will be taught through group demonstrations, individual tuition and hands on experience. There will be two projects which will introduce you to a wide range of jewellery techniques.

You will progress to work on individual projects. Support and guidance will be provided by the tutor.

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, though a January start would be preferable.

Is there anything else I need to know?

Please bring along an apron (such as a cotton kitchen apron), pen, pencil, paper and any relevant tools you own. Students are advised to wear clothing and shoes suitable for a craft environment (no open toed shoes). Students 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.

Course Code


Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
G99A Thornden School 25/9/2019 Wed 18:30 – 21:00 8 £170.00 £170.00
G99B Thornden School 22/1/2020 Wed 18:45 – 21:15 8 £170.00 £170.00
G99C Thornden School 22/4/2020 Wed 18:45 – 21:15 8 £170.00 £170.00 Apply now

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Need some further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any course costs and/or the funding options available to you, the College has a dedicated Adult and Community Learning team who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1270.

The Equality Act

The College wishes to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. If you are a disabled person, please ensure that we know what you need so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.

Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.